The late Patrick Swayze‘s tell-all memoir will hit stores just two weeks after he lost his battle with cancer on September 14th, 2009 in Los Angeles at the age of 57.
Swayze’s book will give fans the chance to get the story of his battle with cancer in his own words, along with his take on his career and his love for his wife Niemi. “The Time of My Life” is slated to hit stores nationwde on Sept. 29.
In the book, Swayze reveals that when he was originally diagnosed with cancer he thought that it was “a cruel joke” and added that his initial thought on the matter was “I couldn’t be dying — I had too much to live for!”
During his battle with pancreatic cancer, Swayze refused to take any drugs throughout his battle. The actor feared it would make him incapable of working on his new TV series The Beast. and writes, “I never took any painkillers since they dull not only your pain but also your sharpness.”
He admits he was “determined to live until a cure is found,” but eventually came to terms with the fact that he was slowly losing his fight when he learned the tumor had spread to his liver: “I began thinking to myself, ‘I’ve had more lifetimes than any 10 people put together, and it’s been an amazing ride.’
Swayze will reportedly be cremated on Friday and his ashes spread across his beloved ranch in New Mexico.