Elvis and Gladys
By (author) Elaine Dundy
Elvis and Gladys by Elaine Dundy
Book DescriptionWho on the planet doesn't know that Elvis Presley gave electrifying performances and enthralled millions? Who doesn't know that he was the King of Rock 'n' Roll? But who knows that the King himself lived in the thrall of one dominant person?This was Gladys Smith Presley, his protective, indulgent, beloved mother. Elvis and Gladys, one of the best researched and most acclaimed books on Elvis's early life, reconstructs the extraordinary role Gladys played in her son's formative years. Uncovering facts not seen by other biographers, Elvis and Gladys reconstructs for the first time the history of the mother and son's devoted relationship and reveals new information about Elvis--his Cherokee ancestry, his boyhood obsession with comic books, and his early compulsion to rescue his family from poverty. Coming to life in the compelling narrative is the poignant story of a unique boy and the maternal tie that bound him. It is at once an intimate psychological portrait of a tragic relationship and a mesmerizing tale of the early years of an international idol. "For once, a legend is presented to us by the mind and heart of a literate, careful biographer who cares," wrote Liz Smith in the New York Daily News when Elvis and Gladys was originally published in 1985. This is the book, Smith says, "for any Elvis lover who wants to know more about what made Presley the man he was and the mama's boy he became."The Boston Globe called this thoughtful, informative biography of one of popular music's most enduring stars "nothing less than the best Elvis book yet."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781578066346
(216mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Imprint: University Press of Mississippi
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publish Date: 30-May-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Elaine Dundy
Dud Avocado, Hardback (August 2011)
* Hugely entertaining novel of sex, lies and Americans in Paris * Dripping with the sarcasm those Americans are not supposed to have
Old Man and Me, Paperback (August 2005)
* Black comedy in the style of The Dud Avocado * 'Definitely demonic, exquisitely carved, deadly murderous comedy' Dawn Powell, Book Week
I'll Never be Young Again, Paperback (May 2005)
* A coming-of-age novel set in 1930s Europe * Introduction by Elaine Dundy
Life Itself!, Paperback (July 2002)» View all books by Elaine Dundy
For literary high-life and hi-jinx, there can be nothing more glorious than the autobiography of Elaine Dundy, author of The Dud Avocado and first wife of Kenneth Tynan
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Author Biography - Elaine Dundy
Elaine Dundy is the author of several books of fiction and nonfiction, including The Dud Avocado; Finch, Bloody Finch; Ferriday, Louisiana; and the memoir Life Itself!
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