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  • George Klein's book - Elvis: My Best Man: Radio Days, Rock 'n' Roll Nights...

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  • Dr. Nick's book - The King and Dr. Nick: What Really Happened to Elvis and Me

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    I voted Neither

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    Re: George Klein vs. Dr. Nick - Which book(s) will you buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by monk37 View Post
    I'm not inclined to put a penny in Nick's pocket

    so, between the two, it's Klien's book - even though I passed on the photo album book he put out - because it was mostly previously published images - and largely publicity photos with no personal candid images at all

    I am surprised that Klien's held back not writing a book like all the other MM guys
    Rumor has it George Klein had been trying to get a book deal for 20 years but no one was in interested partially because he was asking for a 1 million dollar advance.

    So it wasn't for a lack of trying.

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    Re: George Klein vs. Dr. Nick - Which book(s) will you buy?

    I want both, I'll buy both. I'll buy "Dr.Nicks" book for different reasons then
    I'll get GK's . I don't care if they make money off the book either, they have a story, I want to hear it and if that costs me the price of a book I can take home and put on the bookshelf, so be it. If I hate it I'll drop it in a shredder afterwards but I generally find something of use to me in all of them.

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    Re: George Klein vs. Dr. Nick - Which book(s) will you buy?

    Its good to read books such as these to get a better view of the whole Elvis Presley story imo. And after you do that you make your mind up for yourself how it all went down.
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    Re: George Klein vs. Dr. Nick - Which book(s) will you buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by JDD View Post
    I want both, I'll buy both. I'll buy "Dr.Nicks" book for different reasons then
    I'll get GK's . I don't care if they make money off the book either, they have a story, I want to hear it and if that costs me the price of a book I can take home and put on the bookshelf, so be it. If I hate it I'll drop it in a shredder afterwards but I generally find something of use to me in all of them.
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    Re: George Klein vs. Dr. Nick - Which book(s) will you buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Rumor has it George Klein had been trying to get a book deal for 20 years but no one was in interested partially because he was asking for a 1 million dollar advance.

    So it wasn't for a lack of trying.
    Hmmm....I'm not so sure I buy that story Brian only because if that was the case, then why did Random House (Crown Publishing) all of a sudden decide to pay George the 1 million dollars now after years of him trying to get a book deal??

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    I ordered both of them plus Alanna Nash's book Baby Let's Play House..
    I wasn't planning on it, but went on amazon and that was that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungleroom76 View Post
    Hmmm....I'm not so sure I buy that story Brian only because if that was the case, then why did Random House (Crown Publishing) all of a sudden decide to pay George the 1 million dollars now after years of him trying to get a book deal??

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    Well, the story was reported by Bill Burk he said that George Klein had been asking for that 1 million price for like 20 years but Priscilla Presley only got $750,000.00 for her book back in 1985.

    If you figure in inflation 1 million dollars was more money back 20-25 years ago than it is now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    ....1 million dollar advance......


    Ah. that makes sense why he's last to publish.


    Isn't he claiming to have some unreleased songs too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by monk37 View Post
    Ah. that makes sense why he's last to publish.


    Isn't he claiming to have some unreleased songs too?
    Yeah, he claims he has several songs from the Guitar man 1980 project and some unsweetend songs from the 69 Memphis sessions.

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    Re: George Klein vs. Dr. Nick - Which book(s) will you buy?

    I'm not buying either of these books for the following reasons:-

    Dr. Nick (as was) - Basically this guy took part in the slow murder of Elvis by prescribing drugs that weren't required. His book will just try to justify his position and that he was Elvis' best friend.

    George Klein - Nice guy but has verbal diarrhoea of the mouth. There will be nothing in this book that hasn't already been captured in the numerous interviews he has given over the years. Klein can justify his position as a good friend of Elvis because he supported himself by working, however I'm not sure even he could claim to have been Elvis best friend although I'm sure he will try!

    As a side note it never ceases to amaze me how all of Elvis' supposed best friends couldn't help him when he needed their support!!

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    I will buy both of them, but I don`t have any high hopes of discovering something new..
    George is one of the "good" guys so I think maybe it will be a boring book. I`ll have to wait and see, maybe I`m wrong...

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    Re: George Klein vs. Dr. Nick - Which book(s) will you buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by franny View Post
    I ordered both of them plus Alanna Nash's book Baby Let's Play House..
    I wasn't planning on it, but went on amazon and that was that!

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    Re: George Klein vs. Dr. Nick - Which book(s) will you buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jumpsuit Junkie View Post
    I'm not buying either of these books for the following reasons:-

    Dr. Nick (as was) - Basically this guy took part in the slow murder of Elvis by prescribing drugs that weren't required. His book will just try to justify his position and that he was Elvis' best friend.

    George Klein - Nice guy but has verbal diarrhoea of the mouth. There will be nothing in this book that hasn't already been captured in the numerous interviews he has given over the years. Klein can justify his position as a good friend of Elvis because he supported himself by working, however I'm not sure even he could claim to have been Elvis best friend although I'm sure he will try!As a side note it never ceases to amaze me how all of Elvis' supposed best friends couldn't help him when he needed their support!!
    Elvis was lucky to have so many "best friends" most of us just have one or two:
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    Re: George Klein vs. Dr. Nick - Which book(s) will you buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by franny View Post
    I ordered both of them plus Alanna Nash's book Baby Let's Play House..
    I wasn't planning on it, but went on amazon and that was that!

    franny
    THAT'S IT FRANNY!!! We're revoking your Amazon.com privileges!!!

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    Re: George Klein vs. Dr. Nick - Which book(s) will you buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Well, the story was reported by Bill Burk he said that George Klein had been asking for that 1 million price for like 20 years but Priscilla Presley only got $750,000.00 for her book back in 1985.
    Well, Bill was known for accurate reporting so if he claims that was the case, I'm more inclined to believe the story...

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    If you figure in inflation 1 million dollars was more money back 20-25 years ago than it is now.
    Very good point!!

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    Re: George Klein vs. Dr. Nick - Which book(s) will you buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by debtdbruno View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungleroom76 View Post
    THAT'S IT FRANNY!!! We're revoking your Amazon.com privileges!!!

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    That's fine with me, Mike. I will just go on amazon.ca

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    Re: George Klein vs. Dr. Nick - Which book(s) will you buy?

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    That's fine with me, Mike. I will just go on amazon.ca

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    Re: George Klein vs. Dr. Nick - Which book(s) will you buy?

    The few of you that did pre order those books may get them sooner then you think. I pre ordered the same time Franny did, was told they wouldn't be here until after the first of the year, but "Dr. Nicks" book arrived in the mail today .

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    Re: George Klein vs. Dr. Nick - Which book(s) will you buy?

    I'd buy both. Like to see what Dr. Nick has to say and why. George has told it all before in some fashion. Depends on the price I guess.
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