Being Elvis: A Lonely Life

Being Elvis: A Lonely Life

Elvis Presley is a giant figure in American popular culture, a man whose talent and fame were matched only by his later excesses and tragic end. A godlike entity in the history of rock and roll, this twentieth-century icon with a dazzling voice blended gospel and traditionally black rhythm and blues with country to create a completely new kind of music and new way of expre...

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Title:Being Elvis: A Lonely Life
Author:Ray Connolly
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ISBN:1631492802
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages

Being Elvis: A Lonely Life Reviews

  • Jodie
    Nov 30, 2016
    On the surface, Elvis Presley seemed to have it all. Money, gold records, women, incredible fame. Yet underneath was a lonely man, addicted to prescription drugs and terrified that, at any moment, it might all be taken away from him.In Being Elvis, music journalist and screenwriter Ray Connolly step...
  • Elaine
    Feb 16, 2017
    Even though there wasn't much in here that I hadn't read somewhere else or heard before, as a fan, I still enjoyed revisiting Elvis's life. What was different about this book on Elvis was the revelation of just how sad and lonely his life really was. Elvis himself alluded to this in his lifetime, sa...
  • Olivia
    Jan 06, 2017
    Okay, wow... This book is amazing! Having grown up listening to Elvis I will always be a huge fan of his, and this is a must read for anyone that's also an Elvis fan! ...
  • Sara Tusek
    Apr 02, 2017
    I am not an Elvis fan, but I do love biographies. The author puts Elvis into the time and place of his life, showing how the society was changing around. Although Connolly never pins down Elvis' unwavering appeal (not even Elvis himself could figure that out), the book moves beyond the well-known sa...
  • David
    Apr 10, 2017
    Given Elvis's fame and the volume of words already written about him, it is difficult to find a biography that provides new information and insight. That is true of this book. A well written and well researched book, it essentially replays the Elvis story. The author is guilty of foreshadowing which...
  • Ginny
    Apr 17, 2017
    I think I've read every book about Elvis Presley. But this one brings new insight into the life he lived. I became newly incensed of scam artist Tom Parker. He should have gone to jail for the life he lived, although because of his manipulation of Elvis and the people around him he probably covered ...
  • Thomas Drago
    May 06, 2017
    This is one of the best Elvis books I've ever read (and I've read nearly all). Connolly does an outstanding job of creating the Elvis character believably and thoughtfully. The King's transformation from wide-eyed innocent hillbilly, to cultural phenomenon, to lonely middle-aged addict is carefully ...
  • Sandra
    May 11, 2017
    This book is essentially a re-hash of already published books put together in such a way as to highlight just how lonely Elvis was (which I think most people already know). it was a good causual holiday read for me as I always enjoy re-visiting Elvis' life. My OCD did pick up on two spelling mistake...
  • Eric
    May 15, 2017
    Well written book on Elvis. Nothing really new, but a good read....
  • John
    Jun 04, 2017
    Quite good! Revealing life of a zillionaire. Life way too short. Sad....