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Elvis and Me

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  4,030 ratings  ·  246 reviews
Elvis and Me is the unforgettable memoir of Elvis Presley. This New York Times bestseller reveals the intimate story that could only be written by the woman who lived it. It serves as a tribute to the man as well as the King of Rock n' Roll.
Published August 1st 1986 by Berkley (first published September 19th 1985)
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Priscilla met Elvis when she was an innocent and naive 14 year old, but did not marry him until she was 21. The whole relationship (not just the age) seemed weird to me. One - I question the Beaulieu’s parenting and judgment or maybe they were really just gold diggers looking to marry their daughter off to someone who had money. It didn’t seem fitting that her parents would let her go to another country when she was 16 years old to “live” with a rock and roll legend. When they were in Germany th ...more
Kelsey Stewart
This is actually a very good autobiography. It is truly through the eyes of Priscilla Presley, and I don't think there's a duck in the free world that doesn't wish they could've been a fly on the wall to witness this relationship.

With that being said, I also read this when I was about 14. So the thought of some hot twenty-year old rock star picking me out of a crowd turned this book into my very own fantasy bible. I think I read it in the span of two days. Thank you, Nicole (fellow horny teenage
I was never someone who revered Elvis. I like some of his songs enough.

However after reading this book I have to say I have little respect for the man. Good singer or no, he had the morals of a hyena.

At 24 he met a 14 year old girl who he would eventually marry. His emotional manipulation of Priscilla is pretty sickening. Of the myriad of things that pissed me off, the following were the biggest offenders:

* Plys a teenaged Priscilla with prescription drugs including dexedrine.
* After leaving th
I read this book after my visit to Graceland on September 10th 2001. (Yeah - I will never forget that date.)I found Graceland much more interesting than I would have ever thought and decided reading Priscilla's take on it would be good. Plus the book was cheap.
It was interesting. You got to see "the King" through the eyes of his wife and it made him seem much more real and really kind of sad. And honestly - you have to admire how such a young woman was able to pick herself up and move on with h
Dec 01, 2012 Melody rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
Years ago, I'd seen the movie that is based on this book, and I loved it! And in some ways this book went along with the movie, but I felt like, it was more detailed than the movie. Wonderfully told by the woman who lived it, Priscilla Presley, it is a depicted account of her life with Elvis.

It told all about Elvis' strange and unusal habits and how I thought controling he was of her,telling her how to dress, and act and wear her hair. I think that Pricilla is a woman to be admired.
Becca Becca
Can someone please tell me why I read this as a 9-year-old? I am struggling to figure this out myself and am worried that the reading of this book at such a young age has caused permanent and irreversible brain damage.

Therefore, in the event that I go mad and commit some crazy crime, will some fine member of the goodreads community please point out to the proper authorities that I was exposed to the writings and Priscilla Presley at an impressionable age.
Jeff Schrembs
As an Elvis Presley Expert, and Collector with OVER 100,000 photos/items since the late 1960's, I know all of the "resentment" about Priscilla (and the Estate).
The fact remains that Elvis loved her...until the day he died.
Priscilla did NOT have to write this book. She shared many aspects of her life that were, prior to this book, only "implied" and/or talked about behind her back. I APPLAUD her for her honesty and for sharing her insight into the man and their relationship.
Priscilla LOVED Elvis
Those that know me, know my love of the king... and I really loved this book. It's from Priscilla's viewpoint of the things that happened during her years with Elvis. It was sad especially seeing how much they loved each other but how his life was spiraling out of control, how their marriage broke up and their relationship after divorce, to his death.
Every Elvis fan needs to read this book written by Priscilla. It's very heartfelt and accurate. You feel that Elvis and Priscilla loved each other very much...time and circumstances got in their way.
I loved this book and the perspective. I don't particularly care for Elvis Presley, but found the book to be entertaining and well written.
It was a complicated but loving tale. For a teenage girl, it isn't the most ideal relationship but at least she had security for someone her age. I mainly felt sympathetic considering her needs weren't really met or filled. But beneath the sadness and pain she endured, there was some love and caring nature from Elvis. It's definitely not conventional due to the fact that he played a loving father and husband for her but at the same time, she didn't have her parents around and they weren't suppor ...more
Kerry Connelly
I bought this book in the gift shop at GRACELAND -only a week ago, and I devoured it. I loved it.
Graceland is a place that for any pop-culture enthusiast, music lover, history lover and of course Elvis lover- completely takes your breathe away. You can FEEL the energy of that beautiful place and it was truly an experience for me.

Pricilla's account of her life with the one and only Elvis Presley, from a 14 year old child who knew Elvis as a musician (Like the rest of the world and who even joined
Kylie Leblanc
I bought this book in a gift shop when visiting Graceland. I was not interested in Elvis at all. My husband is a big Elvis fan, so I went for him. Well after learning the history through the tours we took it interested me. I read almost the entire book on the ride home from Graceland. (7.5 hours) and I must say that the way Priscilla wrote this book was awesome. I'm sure she could have really bashed him but she wrote her book with love. The book really seemed to paint a clear picture of their li ...more
Mar 24, 2014 Edie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Edie by: Elvis Gift Store at Graceland
I was never a big Elvis fan. Yes, I had a few of his songs on my iPod and I remember watching his movies on a saturday afternoon, but I was never really all that interested in him.

So when in 2011 I travelled to Memphis Tennessee, the Home of Elvis, I suddenly was struck with Elvis fever. They had the book 'Elvis and Me' on sale in the Graceland gift store (tacky I know!) and so I picked up a copy and began reading it. I could not put it down! I honestly didn't know much about him before our tri
Summer Lane
Priscilla Presley tells the story of her life-long romance to Elvis Presley. Priscilla met Elvis at the age of 14, at a time when he was at the peak of his career, but stationed in Germany in the military. From that point on, she was helplessly in love with the King of Rock and Roll - her world literally revolved around his every word, mood and wish. It's shocking, really, how much she depended on Elvis's approval to get along - to stay happy. And yet it's understandable: Elvis was her first lov ...more
Travis Albertson
I liked the book, I like any book I can look more in depth at Elvis.
It was very interesting side of Elvis' one time Wife but it seems either she or the co Author embellished a few things to sell the book I really don't think Elvis was a rapist matter of fact I worked with the guys she mentioned in the book & the said it never happened. Elvis never forced himself on anyone. True Elvis had his faults as we all do were only human & we all have our short comings no matter our statute's &
Emma Donaghy
What can I say? She was married to the ‘King’ and we all want to know about it. This is a fascinating account of Priscilla Presley, who (as we know) began her relationship with Elvis Presley when she was only 14 years old. The story allows the reader to share the intimacy and the private moments of this very well-known couple. It is told through Priscillas' eyes as she retells her life with Elvis; deliberately pointing out her own moments of naivety plus her precise feelings at the time. I felt ...more
Courtney E. Smith
This book is insane. The stories Priscilla Presley tells, including how they met when Elvis was stationed in Germany and she was all of 14, are absolutely mesmerizing. I spent the whole book wondering why no one pointed out to this woman that 80% of the things that happened to her were seriously messed up. I wish there were more exposition from Presley about what raised her consciousness enough to leave Elvis in the '70s, but I get the feeling she was on too many drugs to remember.
I have to note that I read this book only because a friend of mine has raved about it for over 15 years. The story, in itself, is fascinating - although I felt guilty for my curiosity because I was reading about a child predator. Put any light on it you want, Elvis Presley preyed on and abused underage girls. But even the unbelievable facts of Priscilla and Elvis' life together cannot make up for the embarrassingly subpar writing. If Priscilla had alone authored the book I wouldn't be so critica ...more
Pricilla's account of her life with Elvis. The book begins with Pricilla telling us of where she was when she learned of Elvis passing away and then she goes back to the very beginning. She talks about they're meeting in Germany for the first time and then him visiting her and her parents. She speaks tenderly of Elvis and you know she loved him. But then his use of many different types of pills and the people that just fed off of him. He loved to give gifts to all his family and friends. Elvis a ...more
i read this book when it first came out it's still one of my favorites
Well, I read this book when I was like 9 years old. I am not kidding. That's when I started being obsessed with Elvis. I pictured myself ending up as a future Priscilla Beaulieu Presley. While that has yet to happen, I am still obsessed with Elvis. I found this to be a very insightful read, at least to this Rock N Roll chick. Granted, I haven't read it in awhile, so I do not claim it to be a literary masterpiece. P.S. Don't be cruel. Bonus cool points if you saw the movie version. P.P.S. If you ...more
Winter Sophia Rose
A Tale Of Two Worlds!
I thought this was extremely well written if only for the fact that Priscilla could have taken this book as a full opportunity to bash Elvis for some of the less favorable things he did during their time together. Considering what she went through (and I wouldn't doubt if she left some things out) I think that it was a great and honest read from someone who was able to grow and learn from the experiences she had and forgive Elvis. She continued to have love for him during all the tough times, th ...more
I have always been interested in how one individual can have such a hypnotic affect on the entire world. His music was the beginning of changing the music industry forever. Elvis was tempermental, unpredictable and loved world wide. Woman screamed, fainted and wanted to be his lady.

Priscilla was a shy proper girl when finally did meet Elvis. As matter of fact their was a considerable age difference between them. She was a mere teenager and he was a grown man. Her parents were leery of him becau
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Priscilla and Elvis’ love story was a very romantic one. I loved this memoir because of all the vivid little details Priscilla shares about her special moments with Elvis. I was very much hooked to the book from the beginning in how the story was told. I didn’t know that Elvis was older than Priscilla and that she was just a teen when they first met. Her vivid descriptions on their first day together and how he had to come to her house to ask her father to date her were breath-taking. I could pi ...more
Anna Ligtenberg
This is not, by even the most generous of standards, a great book. If I remember right - and I'm remembering the early/mid 1980s, not a time I've got crystalline memories of to begin with, so cut me some slack - this book was written and published hot on the heels of the Goldman book that trashed Elvis in ways that even people who hated the guy couldn't possibly have believed. So, in a way, Priscilla's book was a fast response to that and reads like it, for the most part.

To her credit, she made
This is Priscilla's own story about her relationship with Elvis and the life they lived together. It was interesting to get an insight into the mind of her husband, frustrated at having to do so many fluffy musicals, his fears over his comeback performances, the drugs he was taking just to get him through the day, and the constant circus that erupted everywhere he went. It was clear that he loved his music and his fans but hated not being in control of his own destiny and lacking privacy.

It's strange reading this immediately after Steven Weed's book about Patty Hearst. Elvis is another guy who fell in love with an underage girl. He moved Priscilla Beaulieu into his house when she was 16 hoping to mold her into the perfect wife - creepy. So much of Priscilla Beaulieu Presley's account of her husband made me think of another singer who died too young of substance abuse, Michael Jackson. The excesses: drugs, ego, yes-men, isolation, and fear of staying relevant with pop culture wer ...more
Jackie Hilaire
A tale of two worlds.

After visiting Graceland in July 2013, I wanted to know more about the couple who made Graceland famous. At a gift shop on the way out, there were several books on Elvis for sale but only one about Priscilla. I read it on vacation in Tennessee.

Elvis hand picked Priscilla Beaulieu in 1959, she was 14, he was 24. Elvis was stationed in the Army in Germany and Priscilla's Dad was a Captain in the Air Force.

In 1962, after many letters and telephone calls, Priscilla met Elvis in
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Priscilla Ann Beaulieu Presley is an American model, actress and author. She is the rock 'n' roll singer and musician Elvis Presley's ex-wife and the mother of singer Lisa Marie Presley.
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