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Careless Love by Peter Guralnick
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Oct 19, 2011

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Read from October 19 to 29, 2011

Elvis Presley was an interesting man whom wanted love and friendship, yet felt that showering gifts upon people would win him their affection and loyalty which in many cases would backfire on him. He was sensitive and kind but also hot-tempered and cruel at the same time and his behavior would end up pushing away many people who genuinely cared for him. I was shocked to find out how he treated women, especially Priscilla and wondered why he could never find satisfaction and comfort in just being with someone who loved him instead of looking for it in all the wrong places.

I read this book to find out more about his personal life instead of his music career and was surprised to find out many details. It was nice to find rumors of him being a racist debunked and I wondered how they could even have started. I thought that his desire to be a DEA agent or policeman was interesting considering his favorite pastime as a serious drug addict. I just wish that he could have gotten help for his drug dependency because he could have done so much more with his life.
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