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I've heard & read a number of good reviews about June Juanico's book...does anybody else recommend this as a good, honest read? And, what do we think about June?
07-03-2005, 07:04 PM
I read this book a couple of weeks ago, and I enjoyed it. I have no reason to doubt anything she has written, she seems to be pretty down to earth. She knew what Elvis was all about and they by all accounts had a good relationship, while they were together....when I say together, I mean when they were in the same room with each other...:D ..it seems Elvis actually coined the phrase "Love the one you're with'......she realised that she and Elvis probably didn't have a future together and she got along with her own life.....
Many thanks for your info.
The story does appear to be an intriguing one and no doubt written with a touch of sadness too. I do believe there is an accompanying DVD release to go with the book?
07-03-2005, 07:26 PM
It is a good story, and as far as the dvd goes, I haven't seen it, but I think it's called 'Elvis and June'......I think during the time Elvis and June were together, she may have kept him grounded, so to speak....she had a mind of her own, and kept her own values......
Does anybody think Elvis & June would have been ideal for each other if they had wound up as a couple long term?
07-03-2005, 07:46 PM
No I don't think they would have stayed together, Elvis wasn't the type to be faithful to any one woman, June was well aware of this, and I think if they had married, it wouldn't have lasted any longer than a couple of years. tom parker was very much against June as well. The one thing I did think about while I was reading this book, was that Gladys and June got along very well. It made me wonder if Elvis had married June and had been drafted, June may have been able to take Gladys' mind off Elvis while he was away....they were two southern ladies who liked being together. I think Anita was far too engrossed in herself to be as caring as June was.
07-03-2005, 10:16 PM
I agree with everything Carolyn has said.
That book really surprised me; I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's not that I had low expectations, but I just found it to be a very impressive account of a time that really hadn't been recounted before, not from this perspective anyway. It's as if Guralnick and all the others were missing a few chapters in their biographies.
It was a great read, like a very well written diary, covering a period that was an age of innocence (relatively speaking) and discovery for Elvis, and that was refreshing to me. For whatever reason, I really felt transported back the fifties reading this book more so than I had with others.
I haven't seen the DVD.
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