Elvis and Ginger

Elvis and Ginger

Book - 2014 | First edition
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Elvis, you and I know the truth and unfortunately you're not here to set the record straight. With this book, I will try to... Elvis Presley and Graceland were fixtures in the life of Ginger Alden, having been born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. But she had no idea that she would play a part in that enduring legacy--as Elvis Presley's fiancee, and his last great love. For over three decades Ginger has held the truth of their relationship close to her heart. Now she shares her unique story, and while a lot has been written about the King, the Elvis we meet in this long-anticipated memoir is a revelation. In her own words Ginger details their whirlwind romance--from first kiss to his stunning proposal of marriage. She details his exploration of Eastern religions, his perception of being a legend, his devotion to family and friends, and her attempt to know the insular group surrounding Elvis. And for the very first time she talks about the devastating end of it all, and the 50,000 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. Above it all, Alden 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, fallible, and human--behind the enduring myth, a superstar worshipped by millions, and loved by Ginger Alden.
Publisher: New York, NY 2014. Berkley Books,
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780425266335
Branch Call Number: B 781.66092 PRES
Characteristics: xiv, 383 pages, 16 unnumbered pages o f plates : illustrations ; 26 cm

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Oct 12, 2018

Well I had to revise my opinion of her going on this book and her life since.
Not sure he was going to marry her but she is not whats been painted by the MM either and she does explain it in this book and on her facebook. And she did make a successful marriage later so was more family minded that most, which is what Elvis seemed to be looking for.

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DaMa62
Mar 12, 2018

Book was ok.

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watfore
Jan 08, 2015

she never loved him

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trotter73
Dec 14, 2014

Elvis appears to have been a recluse like Howard Hughes, spending most of his time in his bedroom surrounded by "yes men" even when traveling to a new locale such as Vegas or Hawaii, he would rather stay in his room in his pajamas reading numerology books rather than see the sights.

Given the short time she knew Elvis (8 months total) and the fact they had little to nothing in common, as you can clearly see reading this book (she just did whatever he wanted for the most part). I'd say she was more in love with his fame and the expensive gifts he showered on her and her family more so than Elvis the man.

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Oct 05, 2014

when elvis met ginger his health was so bad he was basically impotent.she did not have sex with elvis but she was there and did see things.

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