Someone just told me about the book and it bothered me a lot.
But then again, an autopsy description of anyone you cared about would be disturbing.
Elvis was indeed human and an autopsy would find what it would find in all of us--that we are flesh and blood that eventually we will sicken and die.
I think it is more a comment on our own humanity. For some reason when writers descibe in detail Elvis's death they are some how trying to underline that he was--ugh--human.
We all know Elvis was sick--we can argue from what but in the end he died like all of us will.
While he was alive he did more living and had more of an impact on this world and how we express ourselves than just about anyone else. The fact that today people sing and dance to music called rock and roll---an amalgamation of black, white, country, city, poor and affluent--because of him means a whole lot more than the evaluation of his post mortem body tissue.
That's all you have to know.