"Your book is both great journalism and original writing. It is a very positive testament to Patrick and his life as an Artist and the impact it had on others."
--Joshua Sinclair. Director, Writer, Producer of
Jump! and multiple other films and television
shows, Actor, Physician, Professor. Austria
"Patrick Swayze captured the hearts of millions with dirty dancing twenty years ago. The Fans' Love Story: How the Movie Dirty Dancing Captured the Hearts of Millions explores the fans fascination with the work and how it made them life long fans of Swayze and the film. As Sue Tabashnik interviews fans to get an idea of why the film gained so much popularity, and much more, The Fans' Love Story is of strong interest to any fan of the film, highly recommended."
--Midwest Book Review
“A beautiful tribute to Dirty Dancing and Patrick Swayze. Anyone who loves Patrick should get this book."
--Crystal Berger. Birch Bay, Washington
“A truly wonderful, inspirational read that will be enjoyed by many! An amazing lady with a very special talent whom I'm glad to call a friend. Thank you Sue for helping me and others to relive our very special memories of a truly wonderful man, Patrick Swayze!!”
--Clare Gregan. Preston, United Kingdom
"Wow! Sue you did an amazing thing! You should be so very proud of your work and of the gift you gave to all of us who participated in your labor of love. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for introducing me to so many people who share my depth of connection to Baby, Johnny and the entire Dirty Dancing experience."
--Debbie Wallerstein. Deerfield Beach, Florida
“I really appreciate it, seeing myself in there and what I had written felt almost surreal to me but I'm proud and so glad I did it. It will definitely be something I can hold on to forever and share it with everyone who is close to me. I really want everyone to know just how much Dirty Dancing impacted my life tremendously and how it inspired me to get out there and follow my dreams."
--Elly Ali. Melbourne, Australia
“Sue has used her social work/people skills and compassion to really connect with the fans and people who worked in one way or another with this classic movie. The book is a wonderful touching story and tribute to Dirty Dancing and Patrick.”
--Mary Kiriazis. Canton, Michigan
"Every Dirty Dancing or Patrick Swayze fan will want this book. It is filled with insights on the movie and Patrick from many different perspectives. Personal accounts from people behind the scenes along with photos of the movie location give the reader a sense of being there. Fans' comments and personal observations from people who were there during production help to round out this wonderful reading experience and brings fans a little closer to knowing Patrick as a person."
--Ingrid Mennella, Inverness, Florida
"This book is a must have for any Patrick Swayze and/or Dirty Dancing fan! The interviews with the people involved with the film are fantastic and give you a rare glimpse into the world of Dirty Dancing and the Catskills. The book also reminds us all of that magical moment when we found our first love. Feel the magic of the movie again and see how it touched and continues to touch lives all over the world."
--Jan Griffith. Elgin, Texas
"This is a book written by a true fan for fans. This book will help you recapture the feelings of the first viewing. The author lets the fans of the movie and some of the principles express their own unique perspectives. The reader can tell it is a labor of love through and through."
--Quentin Calvert. Berkley, Michigan
"Wonderful, well written, interesting & fun to read. So many extras, very informative. A 'must' for every Patrick Swayze and Dirty Dancing fan. Highly recommended."
--Rosemarie Ravenelle. Putnam, Connecticut
“This little treasure took me on a wonderful journey to relive the magic of Dirty Dancing. Reading this book took me back to ‘that special feeling’ you get when watching the movie, and as an avid fan I still learnt a few new things. It was enjoyable to see Dirty Dancing through a new perspective from a wonderful collection of interviews with fans and various key people that experienced the filming at Mountain Lake. A wonderful tribute to Dirty Dancing and Patrick Swayze who captured many hearts around the world, and this was summed up beautifully within the pages from beginning to end.”
--Deborah Tracey. Bridgwater, United Kingdom