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hounddog
11-19-2008, 02:24 AM
what a wonderful book on Elvis. Just finished reading it. If you haven't read it do yourself a favour and read this book.(y)

Merry
11-19-2008, 02:26 AM
Any highlights, that you can share, Hounddog?

Kind wishes,
Kim

hounddog
11-19-2008, 02:34 AM
i just found it really nice to read a book that was about Elvis the man, their friendship and none of it sensationalised.

Merry
11-19-2008, 02:35 AM
Sounds great, thank you for saying, Hounddog.

:)

WHITETIGERMAN
11-19-2008, 02:55 AM
I've read it about a month ago and it is a pretty good book. I had some good laughs on alot of stories in the book.

Teddy
11-19-2008, 03:48 AM
Jerry's book is a smooth read as it's filled with his characteristically affable charm.
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celine
11-19-2008, 03:51 AM
I liked Jerry's book a lot! Besides, it's easy to read, also for non natives. (y)

Donut
11-19-2008, 04:12 AM
I found it so insipid that I can't even remember what was in it. It left me with the impression that he was talking about someone he wasn't close to, like if Jerry Schilling was someone from the outside.

Teddy
11-19-2008, 04:18 AM
I found it so insipid that I can't even remember what was in it. It left me with the impression that he was talking about someone he wasn't close to, like if Jerry Schilling was someone from the outside.
Perhaps he has chosen to depersonalize himself as a coping mechanism. He deals with the guilt of his abominable betrayal by trying extra hard to feel like he isn't Jerry Schilling, day by day. :blink:

Dino78
11-19-2008, 04:43 AM
It's a fine book. I really like it. Good to read.

Teddy
11-19-2008, 05:15 AM
Has anyone here met Jerry? :hmm:

ehollier
11-19-2008, 05:40 AM
Has anyone here met Jerry? :hmm:

No, but wouldn't you like to?????

ehollier
11-19-2008, 05:41 AM
Jerry's book is a smooth read as it's filled with his characteristically affable charm.
http://smiley.net.ru/emorag028.gif

You must be speaking from experience!!!!:P

Getlo
11-19-2008, 05:42 AM
He deals with the guilt of his abominable betrayal

His what? :rolleyes:

Donut
11-19-2008, 05:56 AM
Perhaps he has chosen to depersonalize himself as a coping mechanism. He deals with the guilt of his abominable betrayal by trying extra hard to feel like he isn't Jerry Schilling, day by day. :blink:

LOL I guess I didn't word it right. What I wanted to say is he talks about Elvis as if they weren't close friends or like if he saw him like someone above himself. But I get what you mean ;).

thefunkyangel
11-19-2008, 06:00 AM
I met Jerry back in '97 during Elvis Week and I found him respectful and courteous! First impressions last! Cheers!
Oh BTW, I havn't read his book, nor Sonny's, besides what more can be said about EP!?

Teddy
11-19-2008, 06:10 AM
No, but wouldn't you like to?????


Actually I have and I discovered that his warm and soft-spoken manner is just a routine which he employs for TV and interviews.
Mind you, we were in a crowded hotel foyer and I had just loudly accused him of engaging in a protracted and meticulously concealed affair with Priscilla Presley.

ehollier
11-19-2008, 06:18 AM
Actually I have and I discovered that his warm and soft-spoken manner is just a routine which he employs for TV and interviews.
Mind you, we were in a crowded hotel foyer and I had just loudly accused him of engaging in a protracted and meticulously concealed affair with Priscilla Presley.

You did NOT!!!!! :supriced:

Teddy
11-19-2008, 06:20 AM
Just kidding ;)

presley31
11-19-2008, 06:20 AM
I enjoyed Jerry's book more than any other book l read about elvis by his friends. It may be whitewash like some say but he shows respect and love for elvis all the way though it.

rmk101
11-19-2008, 07:46 AM
I thought it was a very good book and I have read it a few times.

utmom2008
11-19-2008, 11:36 AM
Has anyone here met Jerry? :hmm:

Yes, I have. One summer in Vegas.

Vany
11-19-2008, 11:55 AM
Yes, I have. One summer in Vegas.

What was he like?
Did he leave a good impression on you or was he different than you expected him to be? (like the complete opposite?)

utmom2008
11-19-2008, 12:12 PM
What was he like?
Did he leave a good impression on you or was he different than you expected him to be? (like the complete opposite?)

He was very nice...low key and soft spoken. He seemed to be a very affable man.:blush:(y)

Vany
11-19-2008, 12:15 PM
He was very nice...low key and soft spoken. He seemed to be a very affable man.:blush:(y)

Good to know that he seems to be exactly the person I assumed him to be (y)

How'd you meet him?

utmom2008
11-19-2008, 12:22 PM
Good to know that he seems to be exactly the person I assumed him to be (y)

How'd you meet him?

He was standing right outside the main entrance to the Las Vegas Hilton, and my dad first approached him and introduced himself. He was very kind.....:blush::D

Vany
11-19-2008, 12:31 PM
He was standing right outside the main entrance to the Las Vegas Hilton, and my dad first approached him and introduced himself. He was very kind.....:blush::D

Guess I wouldn've been able to approach him...I would've been too nervous..

cbg84
11-19-2008, 12:53 PM
I've only read bits and pieces of it. But I hope to sometime read the whole thing. I like what I've read so far.

shelley.m.
11-19-2008, 06:06 PM
I'm in the middle of reading it.So far,so good.

Getlo
11-19-2008, 07:12 PM
And still no response as to what the "betrayal" was ... :rolleyes:

shelley.m.
11-19-2008, 07:39 PM
And still no response as to what the "betrayal" was ... :rolleyes:

I give up,Getlo.What was the betrayal?:blink:

Ronn
11-19-2008, 07:49 PM
I've read the book and it was nice read. Nothing spectacular though, nothing that haven't been written. The over-all tone of the book was respectable and "friendly" to Elvis.

Fair Dinkum
11-19-2008, 10:56 PM
I've got the book but have'nt got around to reading it yet, better give it a look.
I've always thought that Jerry was one on the good guys.I've got hooked on the Harry Potter books and they are taking up my reading time.

Cheers

Teddy
11-20-2008, 01:20 AM
And still no response as to what the "betrayal" was ... :rolleyes:

Are you kidding? :rolleyes:

Getlo
11-20-2008, 01:51 AM
I give up,Getlo.What was the betrayal?:blink:

Don't ask me ...


Perhaps he has chosen to depersonalize himself as a coping mechanism. He deals with the guilt of his abominable betrayal by trying extra hard to feel like he isn't Jerry Schilling, day by day. :blink:

There was no betrayal ...

Getlo
11-20-2008, 03:40 AM
Ah yes, The Schilling Question.

A non-event if ever there was one.

There is nothing to suggest that Jerry and Cilla got it on while she and Elvis were married. Nothing.

And if they did the deed after the split, Cilla was fair game.

Hence, no betrayal.