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Me and a Guy Named Elvis: My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Chuck Crisafulli, Jerry Schilling

Narrated By: William Dufris

Date: September 2006

Duration: 14 hours 22 minutes

Summary:

Ona lazy Sunday in 1954, twelve-year old Jerry Schilling wandered into a Memphis touch football game, only to discover that his team was quarterbacked by a nineteen-year old Elvis Presley, the local teenage whose first record, 'That's All Right,' had just debuted on Memphis radio. The two became fast friends, even as Elvis turned into the world's biggest star. In 1964, Elvis invited Jerry to work for him as part of his 'Memphis Mafia,' and Jerry soon found himself living with Elvis full-time in a Bel Air mansion and, later in his own room at Graceland. Over the next thirteen years Jerry would work for Elvis in various capacities-from bodyguard to photo double to co-executive producer on a karate film. But more than anything else he was Elvis's close friend and confidant: Elvis trusted Jerry with protecting his life when he received death threats, he asked Jerry to drive him and Pricilla to the hospital the day Lisa Marie was born and to accompany him during the famous 'lost weekend' when he traveled to meet President Nixon at the White House.

Me and a Guy Named Elvis looks at Presley from a friend's perspective, offering readers the man rather than the icon-including insights into the creative frustrations that lead to Elvis's abuse of prescription medicine and his tragic death. Jerry offers never-before-told stories about life inside Elvis's inner circle and an emotional recounting of the great times, hard times, and unique times he and Elvis shared. These vivid memories will be priceless to Elvis's millions of fans, and the compelling story will fascinate an even wider audience.

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  • Dave G of Lake Hopatcong, NJ

    This was one the best audio books so far. You could tell that this was about the real Elvis and not just some hyped up version. Great!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Sharon M.

    This book is incredible! I have always been an Elvis fan and it was wonderful to know the man behind the show. Elvis was my first huge crush - made me way less pissed off to be “just a girl” - if there were guys around like Elvis. The author so clearly loved him and let us know him as only a member of his family could have. The back story of the times and beloved artists from those days is fascinating. Thank you for giving us the gift of Elvis, all over again. I recommend this book for anyone who wants to remember and understand the origins of rock and roll.

  • Terri Z.

    Really enjoyed this book, and the narration was one of the best I’ve heard.

  • Anonymous

    Very interesting; fills up a lot of gaps in my knowledge of Elvis' life and career. However, it's still not entirely clear how "Colonel" Parker had such power and couldn't be got rid of. Best of your audio books I've listened to so far; most were quite average.

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