Elvis: Before He Was King: On eBay a new book showed up........Elvis: Before He Was King is a brand new book, detailing the teenage years of Elvis Presley. The author is Gene Myracle. The book is based on stories told to him by Paul Dougher. Here are the specifics:
About the content: Elvis: Before He Was King offers a firsthand account of the life of a young Elvis Presley. The book begins in 1949 when the Presley family moved into the Lauderdale Courts, a Memphis Housing Authority complex in Memphis, Tennessee. Elvis was fourteen years old at the time.
- paperback book
- 206 pages
- book measures 5" x 8"
On his second day in the Courts, Elvis met Paul Dougher who lived in the same building. Paul and Elvis formed an immediate friendship that lasted until Elvis’ death. In the book, Paul shares stories that reveal a unique portrait of Elvis during his teenage years. He includes details of many boyhood experiences that formed the basis of their lifelong friendship.
The book also touches on the isolation Elvis felt once he reached a level of success that would be unmatched by any other entertainer. It offers insight into the despair and loneliness surrounding Elvis toward the end of his life.
In the final few chapters, Paul offers his personal thoughts on the events and actions that contributed to the untimely death of his friend--a man with one of the greatest voices the world has ever heard. (Source: Elvis News/eBay, 29 Jan 2009)