Elvis What Happened Author:Steve Dunleavy A devoted son. A generous friend. A model Army recruit. A gifted entertainer. A beloved hero to millions. This is the Elvis Presley the world knew -- and cherished. — Brooding. Violent. Obsessed with death. Strung out. Sexually driven. This is the other side of Elvis -- according to the three men who lived with him through it all -- a man who: — *... more » charmed a beautiful young fan into joining him on a drug binge for two that nearly killed her
* Took a group of friends on a 3 A.M. visit to a mortuary to look at corpses and talk about embalming
* Hurled a pool cue at a party guest who interrupts his game, injuring her breast
* Talked with his bodyguard about a "hit" on the man he felt stole his wife
Steve Dunleavy has woven together the experiences of three Presley bodyguards who were there partying with him, womanizing with him, worrying with him -- tasting the pleasure and the pains of life with the most fabulous star in showbiz history!« less
This book is a fascinating look at the disintegration and warping of Elvis Presley. The interesting thing is that this was published before Elvis died. Now of course we know the tragic end. This book is written by his closest friends and provides a disturbing picture of a very complex. tortured and troubled soul. It is a riveting book that I finished in a sleepless two day marathon. I could not put it down. I had just finished the Unmasked biography of Micheal Jackson. The similarities are abosolutely unbelieveable. This is a must read for Elvis fans AND for Jackson fans. Yes Jackson fans especially those who are reading or will read Unmasked. Even if you hate Elvis, this story is just too riviting to put down...It is hypnotic in its tragedy. Try it!