Elvis and Me
Fame is a strange phenomenon. It gets stranger still when the famous person becomes an icon. It seems to place one within narrow confines, enslaving them while also giving them access to anything in the world, except personal freedom. Given those constraints, it is understandable why the twenty-four-year-old Elvis would choose Priscilla, then a fourteen-year-old child, as his partner, for he could mold her into anything and have complete and total control over her.
Priscilla, for her part, finally managed independence from her enslavement, became a successful business person, an actress, a producer, and the writer of this best seller. She showed herself financially astute when she transformed the Graceland money pit into one of the most popular and most lucrative of attractions.
As a Willy Nelson song accurately states, “the night life ain’t no good life, but it’s my life.” Elvis was immensely talented and, as a musician, lived by night. His dependence on a variety of aids to sleeplessness is well known. This book is a cautionary tale about fame, talent, and tragedy.
|Priscilla Presley, Sandra Harmon
|Penguin Publishing Group
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