Sue Tabashnik's newest book Patsy Swayze Every Day, A Chance to Dance published in July 2022. This book is a celebration of this icon and trailblazer who was a dancer, teacher, choreographer, and mentor in the performing arts world for decades. It is the only place where you will find a detailed account of Patsy's life and achievements via 29 interviews and 64 photos (most color and rarely seen). The relationship between Patsy and her beloved son, Patrick is detailed, and also their places in performing arts history.
Sue Tabashnik's book PATRICK SWAYZE The Dreamer became available in August 2017. This book focuses on how Patrick Swayze's dreams for himself and others sustained him and guided him to live a zest-filled and hopeful life even while dealing with great adversity. Honor and celebrate Patrick while reading about his career, his connection with his family, and his involvement with advocacy for dance, cancer advances, and conservation. Learn what his professional colleagues and fans have to say about him. Finally, get a look at what I think Patrick would say to us now.
Sue also published two unique Dirty Dancing tribute
books, The Fans' Love Story: How the Movie DIRTY DANCING
Captured the Hearts of Millions! (July 2010) and The Fans' Love Story
ENCORE: How the Movie DIRTY DANCING Captured the Hearts
of Millions! (December 2013). She became a fan of Patrick Swayze
in 1988. She was an active member of the Official Patrick Swayze
International Fan Club from 2000-2010, which included writing
numerous articles for the club magazine. She had the good fortune
to meet Patrick Swayze several times at movie screenings and benefit
events from 2002-2004, which led her to become an even bigger fan.
Sue has worked as a master's level social worker since 1977. She has
lived most of her life in the Detroit area.
Author website: www.likedirtydancing.com
In memory of my grandmother, Leah Tabashnik, and Patrick Swayze:
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of my first three books will be
donated to the Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund
at the Stanford Cancer Institute.