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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley; Revised edition (August 1, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425091031
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425091036
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,799 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A pill to sleep and a pill to wake up!
NISE
How do we know that--there are just too many writers and books about Elvis that contradict what she says--people who were there and saw things as they happened.
memphis fan
The book is very well written, and in detail tells Prisilla's story as it was,, I really enjoyed it,, I believe and tell everyone who is an Elvis fan??
Magmolia8

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90 of 99 people found the following review helpful By Pat Powell on January 15, 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I'm no "Elvis-Priscilla" expert, but I think some people aren't cognizant of something: In 1981, "Elvis", a bio of Presley written by Albert Goldman, was released. I've read the book, and its sequel and, say what we will, Goldman was a briliant writer, but he totally despised Elvis, and boy- did it show! ANYway, Priscilla also read the book, and was deeply upset. If you've not read it, it calls Elvis a child molester, a pervert, a junkie, a coward, a racist, a lousy husband,father, and singer, basically, a terrible human being. Priscilla said, "I just CAN'T let this be a book my daughter reads about her father." So, "Elvis and Me" was a REACTION to Goldman's acid account. Did Priscilla gloss over her own misconduct? I don't think so- because she even admits to an affair that no one, including Elvis, knew about, with her dance instructor, Steve Peck. As for Mike Stone, the karate instructor, EVERYone knew about that one, again, including Elvis- and no one, not even the "Memphis Mafia" confronted her about it. In fact, they ALL, even Priscilla's detractors within the group, say that they did not blame her for cheating on Elvis, a few of them even covering for her whenever her husband couldn't find her. That should tell us something, if nothing else will.
One of the people who reviewed this tome was outraged that Priscilla wrote about her indecision regarding giving birth to Lisa Marie- please don't get me wrong- I am pro-life, totally against abortion, so, it bothered me,too. But you have to look at Priscilla's mind-set at the time. Elvis forbade her to use any form of birth control, and Lisa Marie was conceived on their wedding night.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Ana M. Torres on December 23, 2009
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Would it have been better if Priscilla had written only good things about Elvis and nothing more? Sure Ms Cilla probably glosses over her own faults but I didn't feel she was bashing Elvis with some of the painful things that she described. For people saying that she knew what she was getting into are they forgetting how young Priscilla was at the time and even Elvis himself? Love is never easy especially when you're not mature enough to handle the kind from someone who already belongs to the world. Elvis belonged to the world and this would never allow him to be a normal man who could live a normal life with any woman. It couldn't have been easy and falling for Elvis would not have been hard for too many women or girls for that matter so why is it so hard to believe that this girl wouldn't have fallen hard? Critics of this book are only looking at the reasons why she left or the affairs she left out and all that but she does describe a loving side of Elvis and I felt his frustration and loneliness not evil. I love Elvis but we can't blind ourselves to the man's faults for he was human and we all have a dark side to our personalities. I don't feel this book tainted Elvis if anything it humanized him more. But living with the drugs his party type lifestyle, his own infidelities (im not justyfing hers i mean two wrongs dont make a right) being away for months on tours, then no longer making love after their daughter was born, no marriage was going to survive this. She was right to say what she did on how they were living separate lives. Nope a marriage will never survive this but there was no one to blame but circumstance.
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26 of 32 people found the following review helpful By NISE on August 25, 2001
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Those were the famous words of Priscilla Presley after the death of Elvis. I knew it was only a matter of time before she caved in and righted all the wrongs which were quoted in the many books written about her and Elvis preceding her own. It took ten years but she finally wrote this book, Elvis and Me. I was waiting so earnestly for this book because I felt that Priscilla was probably the only one close enough to the 'real' Elvis to tell us the true background details of day to day life and I was right in my opinion. I felt this book was raw! Priscilla didn't mince words or try to coat the truth. She told it as it happened, in true detail. Priscilla starts her book by telling us where she was when the news of her ex-husbands death reached her. Her book then goes back to the beginning. Her first meeting with Elvis in Germany. How Elvis wanted to "see her again" and even ended up visiting her parents to make this happen. Although the book is filled with the many tender moments she spent with Elvis, it's also a shocker when you learn of his drug dependency. A pill to sleep and a pill to wake up! His many 'hanger-on's' who were constantly at his side whenever he was awake. His free spending ways towards friends and family to the almost abusive way he took over Priscilla's mind and body. She lied constantly to her parents we find out. Especially when she was visiting Elvis for vacations. Elvis thought nothing of telling Priscilla's parents one thing then totally doing the opposite. Then there's the fact that he refused to have sex with her until their marriage night and how it completely stopped after Lisa Marie's birth. Just reading inbetween the lines of this book, you can tell how frustrated Priscilla was.Read more ›
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