A Little Thing Called Life: On Loving Elvis Presley, Bruce Jenner, and Songs in Between

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Dey Street Books #ad - The longtime live-in love of elvis presley, Linda first emerged into the limelight during the 1970s when the former beauty pageant queen caught the eye of the King. Detailing her marriage to bruce, a secret that linda herself kept for nearly thirty years, Linda reveals the seemingly perfect life that they built with their two young sons—Brandon and Brody—before Bruce changed everything with a secret he’d been carrying his entire life, a secret that Bruce’s transition to Caitlyn Jenner has finally laid bare for the world.

Providing a candid look inside one of the most challenging moments of her life, Linda uncovers the struggles she went through as a woman and a mother, coming to terms with the reality of Bruce’s identity and resolving to embrace him completely no matter what, even as it meant they could no longer be together.

And yet, despite her marriage unraveling, eventually leading her to the legendary music producer and musician David Foster—a relationship that lasted for nineteen tumultuous years, her search for love was not over, resulting in a bond that spurred her songwriting career to new heights but also tested her like never before.

But despite the joy they shared, life with elvis also had darkness, and her account also presents an unsparing look at Elvis’s twin demons—drug abuse and infidelity—forces he battled throughout their time together that would eventually end their relationship just eight months before his untimely death.

A Little Thing Called Life: On Loving Elvis Presley, Bruce Jenner, and Songs in Between #ad - It was in the difficult aftermath of elvis’s death that Linda found what she believed was her true home: the arms of Olympic gold medal—winner Bruce Jenner. Going inside their wild stories and tender moments, she paints a portrait of life with the King, as raucous as it is refreshing. From her humble beginnings in memphis to her nearly five-year relationship with Elvis, she offers an intimate window into their life together, describing how their Southern roots fueled and sustained Graceland’s greatest romance.

Filled with compelling and poignant stories and sixteen pages of photographs, A Little Thing Called Life lovingly recounts Linda’s incredible journey through the years, bringing unparalleled insight into three legendary figures.

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Elvis and Ginger: Elvis Presley's Fiancée and Last Love Finally Tells Her Story

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Berkley #ad - But she had no idea that she would play a part in that enduring legacy. The new york times bestsellerelvis presley’s fiancée and last love tells her story and sets the record straight in this deeply personal memoir that reveals what really happened in the final years of the King of Rock n' Roll. Elvis presley and graceland were fixtures in Ginger Alden’s life; after all, she was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee.

For more than three decades Ginger has held the truth of their relationship close to her heart. And for the very first time, she talks about the devastating end of it all and the fifty thousand mourners and reporters who descended on Graceland in 1977, exposing Ginger to the reality of living in the spotlight of a short yet immortal life.

Elvis and Ginger: Elvis Presley's Fiancée and Last Love Finally Tells Her Story #ad - Above it all, ginger rescues elvis from the hearsay, rumors, and tabloid speculations of his final year by shedding a frank yet personal light on a very public legend. From a unique and intimate perspective, she reveals the man—complicated, romantic, and human—behind the myth, fallible, a superstar worshipped by millions and loved by Ginger Alden.

Includes photos. Now she shares her unique story…In her own words, Ginger details their whirlwind romance—from first kiss to his stunning proposal of marriage.

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Elvis and the Memphis Mafia

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Aurum Press Ltd #ad - No one who reads this symphonic blending of three proud, ribald, sad and ultimately wistful voices can fail to be profoundly moved. The revelations cut through every aspect of elvis’ s life, through his fear for his mother’ s life and his plan to change his identity, from the childhood seeds of his drug dependency, to his bizarre self-mutilation.

Elvis and the Memphis Mafia #ad - A monumental oral biography filled with raucous joy, aching loss and terrible poignancy, Elvis & the Memphis Mafia is the first book to capture the King – the man and the phenomenon – in his full complexity. Billy smith – elvis’ s first cousin and the person he reputedly loved most after his own mother – marty lacker – best man at his wedding and foreman of the ‘ memphis mafia’ , the King’ s handpicked group of gatekeepers and confidants – and Lamar Fike – the touring crew member who accompanied him into the Army – were with Elvis from his teens to his final days and provide unique access to the greatest of all rock and roll legends.

Through revealing interviews with three of elvis’ s closest friends, who were also his protectors and rescuers, Nash achieves the first true mapping of Elvis’ s psyche.

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Baby, Let's Play House: Elvis Presley and the Women Who Loved Him

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - . Called "by far the best study of Presley I have ever read. Featuring dozens of exclusive interviews and scores of never-before-seen photos, Baby, Let’s Play House is a must-have collector’s item for fans of The King everywhere. Alanna nash belongs in the pantheon of great music writers, and Baby, Let’s Play House is a fascinating study.

Baby, Let's Play House: Elvis Presley and the Women Who Loved Him #ad - Rosanne cash just in time for elvis presley’s would-be 75th birthday comes a new book by Elvis expert, journalist, and Country Music Association Media Achievement Award winner Alanna Nash. Impressively researched written—and felt" by new york times bestselling author philip norman author of john lennon and shout! and “the most entertaining Elvis book ever” by New York Times bestselling author Jimmy McDonough Shakey: Neil Young's Biography, Let’s Play House is the first-ever Elvis book to focus solely on his complex relationships with women, Raquel Welch, Cher, Baby, including celebrities such as Ann-Margret, Linda Thompson, Mary Ann Mobley, Barbara Eden, and Cybill Shepherd.

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I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High

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Crown Archetype #ad - Danza’s” showbiz credentials, and they immediately put him on the hot seat. Featuring indelible portraits of students and teachers alike, i’d like to apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had reveals just how hard it is to keep today’s technologically savvy – and often alienated -- students engaged, and the outsized role counseling plays in a teacher’s day, how impressively committed most teachers are, given the psychological burdens many students carry.

The book also makes vivid how a modern high school works, showing Tony in a myriad of roles – from lecturing on To Kill a Mockingbird to “coaching” the football team to organizing a talent show to leading far-flung field trips to hosting teacher gripe sessions. I’d like to apologize to every teacher i ever had is television, screen and stage star Tony Danza’s absorbing account of a year spent teaching tenth-grade English at Northeast High -- Philadelphia’s largest high school with 3600 students.

I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High #ad - Entering northeast’s crowded halls in September of 2009, Tony found his way to a classroom filled with twenty-six students who were determined not to cut him any slack. They cared nothing about “Mr. A surprisingly poignant account, i’d like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had is sometimes laugh-out-loud funny but is mostly filled with hard-won wisdom and feel-good tears.

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Pleasure and Privilege: Life in France, Naples, and America 1770-1790

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New Word City, Inc. #ad - For he has populated this book with real people and offers real facts about them and their societies, all based on personal letters, memoirs, diaries, and biographies. Those who dip into olivier Bernier's lively pages will discover just how sweet, how deep the pleasure, how precious the privilege. It was an era that saw the rise of the colony of san leucio, required education, boasting an elected assembly with nobility, and vaccination - all in the midst of the kingdom of Naples, ruled over by Marie Antoinette's slightly more clever sister and a court as irresponsible and even more disorganized with candelabra but no plates for dining than the French model it slavishly aped.

Bernier has given us a marvelously spirited view of those two pivotal decades when modern history began, ironically, when royalty and revolution, joined unwilling and violent hands to usher in a new age. Only those who lived before the Revolution know how sweet life can be, " Talleyrand wrote, many years before the event.

Pleasure and Privilege: Life in France, Naples, and America 1770-1790 #ad - The result is fascinating history, filled with irony and contradiction. French culture during the 1770s and 1780s bloomed as it never had before or never has since, frivolous, glittering, producing the most etiquette-ridden, and useless aristocracy since Louis XVI carried the court off to Versailles a hundred years earlier.

Yet this spendthrift culture also produced the beginnings of just about everything "modern" we take for granted - fast communications, and mass production, fast foods, to name only a few. It was a remarkable era by any standards, giving rise to ideas of liberty that in the end buried the very monarchy that sacrificed to make them a reality in the United States.

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The Three of Us: Growing Up with Tammy and George

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Atria Books #ad - Rich in country music history, it stands as an intensely moving tale of love, but in the end, it contains twists and turns, highs and lows, loss, heartbreak, and what it means to be a family. The three of us is an honest and heartfelt look into the life of a broken family living in the glare of the public spotlight.

But as in every fairy tale, dark forces were just around the corner. The three of us is a story of both extreme privilege and great trials, of larger-than-life people with larger-than-life problems. Lastly, georgette discusses the ups and downs of her adult life: failed marriages, illness, an arrest, and now, an unexpected but thrilling career as a musician.

The Three of Us: Growing Up with Tammy and George #ad - The marriage of george Jones and Tammy Wynette was hailed as a union made in honky-tonk heaven. With never-before-told stories about george and Tammy, it recounts Tammy’s descent into prescription pill addiction, George Richey, her dependence on her fifth husband, and her untimely death at the age of fifty-five.

Georgette opens up about her broken relationship with her father and what it took for them to come back together. Her parents fought, and George drank. For the first four years of her life, older sisters, and between her parents, grandparents, and cheering fans, Georgette had two adoring parents who showed her off at every opportunity, Georgette’s feet seldom hit the ground.

George and tammy divorced when Georgette was four, and it would be years before she understood just what that meant. Like so many of her generation, Georgette had to make sense of loving two parents who couldn’t love each other.

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A Lotus Grows in the Mud

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Berkley #ad - Most of all, it is a trip back through a life well lived by a woman well loved. With her trademark effervescence, goldie delivers a personal look at private and powerful events that carried her through life: her father’s spontaneity; her mother’s courage; and the joy of being a daughter, a parent, a sister, and a lover.

In this candid, goldie hawn invites us to join her in an inspirational look back at the people, insightful, and unconventional memoir, places, and events that have touched her. It is the spiritual journey of a heart in search of enlightenment. She writes intimately about the challenges of love, anger and fear, and the importance of compassion and integrity.

A Lotus Grows in the Mud #ad - She writes about her childhood dreams of becoming a ballerina. She takes us on a tour of her go-go years in 1960s new york city, the phenomenon of TV’s Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, her Oscar-winning debut in Cactus Flower and Hollywood stardom. She speaks openly about her family, her partner Kurt Russell, her children; her faith, her curiosity for that which she doesn’t yet know, and her thirst for knowledge.

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Growing Up Fisher: Musings, Memories, and Misadventures

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William Morrow #ad - She speaks frankly about the realities of Hollywood—the fame and fortune, the constant scrutiny. In growing up fisher, she recalls the beautifully bizarre twist of fate by which she spent a good part of her childhood next door to Debbie Reynolds. Now, joely shares her unconventional coming of age and stories of the family members and co-stars dearest to her heart, while stripping bare her own misadventures.

Actress, candid stories about her life, her famous parents, and how the loss of her unlikely hero, sister Carrie Fisher, down-to-earth memoir filled with incredible, into the intimate world of her career and family with this touching, entertainer Joely Fisher invites readers backstage, director, ignited the writer in her.

Growing up in an iconic Hollywood Dynasty, Joely Fisher knew a show business career was her destiny. She speaks frankly about how the loss of her sister Carrie Fisher became a source of artistic inspiration. Throughout, and the joys and challenges of parenting five children, she celebrates the anomaly of a two-decade marriage in the entertainment industry, while dishing on what it takes to survive and thrive in the unrelenting glow of celebrity.

Growing Up Fisher: Musings, Memories, and Misadventures #ad - Fisher’s memoir, with never-before-seen photos, will break and warm your heart. The product of world-famous crooner eddie fisher and ’60s sex kitten Connie Stevens, singer, she struggled with her own identity and place in the world on the way to a decades-long career as an acclaimed actress, and director.

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Inside Graceland: Elvis' Maid Remembers

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Xlibris US #ad - This book presents that picture, one that every Elvis fan will want to see. Read the sad account of her rushing upstairs, after a frantic call from Ginger Alden, and finding him on the bathroom floor. Read her stories of what those years were like, of what the routines were at Graceland, and what it meant to be close to Elvis and his family on a daily basis.

Nancy worked for elvis from 1967 until his untimely death in 1977. If you wanted a picture of the life of elvis presley, who better to paint it for you than someone who worked as his trusted cook and maid at Graceland? Someone whose daily tasks centered around keeping the King of Rock & Roll happy, whose every move was designed to please the greatest music legend the entertainment world has ever known.

Inside Graceland: Elvis' Maid Remembers #ad - Here is that picture, as painted by Nancy Rooks.

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My Journey

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Ballantine Books #ad - That awakening set Karan down a path of spiritual discovery and self-improvement. Karan’s life has been crowded with glamorous characters and adventures around the world. In new york in the 1980s, no one was more radical than Donna Karan. Named one of the best books of the year by harper’s bazaar • in this candid memoir,  renowned designer donna karan shares intimate details about her lonely childhood, her four-plus decades in the fashion industry, motherhood, her two marriages, featuring a foreword by Barbra Streisand, and her ongoing quest for self-acceptance and spiritual peace.

. She created a way of dressing that was womanly, practical, and empowering. Anna wintour “an extraordinary personal, professional, and spiritual life. Expect a holistic view of the woman behind one of the most influential American labels. Stylecaster“donna’s creativity and passion as a committed philanthropist are matched only by her gift for friendship.

My Journey #ad - She also details how she has channeled her creativity and her urge to solve problems and nurture others into philanthropic work, and the creation of her Urban Zen Foundation, focusing on integrated healthcare and education as well as preservation of culture, particularly her early outspoken advocacy for AIDS awareness and research, which led to her current efforts in Haiti.

. It was the end of an era, so consider this autobiography her parting gift. Brimming with karan’s infectious energy, broke the rules, fought to have it all, My Journey is about much more than the fashion world: It is the story of a young woman whose vision and hard work made her a role model for women everywhere—a woman who dreamed big, and loved passionately along the way.

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