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My Life with Elvis Paperback – July 1, 1979


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd; New edition edition (July 1, 1979)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0583129234
  • ISBN-13: 978-0583129237
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,566,429 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Nanci C. Brown on September 28, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I enjoyed reading this book. she told of the night she went on a ride with Elvis at the amusement park and got sick all over Elvis. she tells of what the mail consisted of at different times. she tells of her different encounters with Elvis, and how he was so generous and was always polite. she even speaks about the other family members. you can tell by reading her book that she had the utmost respect for Elvis.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By elvisfan12 on April 14, 2008
Format: Hardcover
My sister also got a signed copy of Ms.Yancey's book at a book signing in l978. I just found it, though, along with some LP's and Ed Parker's book.
Her story does jump around a bit, but it is nice to read about Elvis written by someone who didn't seem to have an agenda or a grudge. She just wanted to tell about her experiences. I would recommend it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jerome R. Dodson on March 1, 2011
Format: Hardcover
No startling revelations, no tabloid trash; this book has the feel of a gossipy conversation over a cup of coffee. Yancey was (and still is) a devoted fan, as well as one of Elvis' secretaries from 1962 to 1975. Part biography, part confessional, her book is full of behind the scenes tidbits and interesting anecdotes. She presents Elvis, warts and all, yet with the gracious good humor of a friend.

The book is, for the most part, a breezy read. There were only two things that bothered me: the sometimes convoluted and clunky sentences and the disconcerting habit of shifting from past to present and back in a single paragraph or sentence. Elvis goes from dead to alive via verb tenses with a rapidity that makes you dizzy. Of course, that fault lies with her co-author and the editors; I don't think Yancey did any of the writing herself.

This is one for the beach bag or a pleasant spring afternoon under a tree with a cold glass of lemonade, or perhaps a fried peanut butter and banana sammich. (You Elvis fans know what I mean.)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tony Brice on March 17, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Shortly after Elvis died, Becky Yancey did a book signing at a local mall and I was fortunate to get an autographed copy of this book. It's a very interesting read and I've gone back to it many times down thru the years. It would be great if she could write another book on Elvis. I'm sure there are many more stories to be told of her time spent with him.
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