Again, this made the book despite its lengthiness to be insufficient in terms of broader, unrestricted history. She just blamed a 14 year old Priscilla for getting attacked by a 28 year old man. Finstad presents an evolving analysis of Priscilla, frequently referring back to earlier events to show the consistency of Priscilla's behavior. . The thing that makes me madder than anything else is when she one keeps the presley name and calls herself his widow. Priscilla's a liar, you did your research, ok, now tell us what happened next. Finstad literally accused a 14 year child, at the time, of being a manipulative seductress.
She was the first journalist allowed to view Presley's body, a compelling and surprising sight. Her parents had forced Elvis to marry Priscilla against her will. The sources of this book are several people who knew and Priscilla well, among them many friends from Priscilla's childhood and adolescence, Elvis's stepbrother Rick Stanley, Mike Edwards, Elvis's ex-girlfriends and the wives of the men. I told you I was right! I own and have read twice 2nd time was last month Priscilla's memoir Elvis and Me. She must be named Saint Virgin Priscilla!!! I don't really know what to make of reading this book. Some individuals have really composed good reviews concerning this Biographies and Memoirs book.
Taken together, Priscilla emerges as a multi-faceted individual, who did what she felt she had to, both for her own sanity, and what she considered the best interests of her daughter. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. There is no doubt that at times this symbolism outweighs other noteworthy preoccupations such as the flourishing skin care and perfume lines Priscilla promoted in the 1990s. This article about a biographical or autobiographical book on an or is a. Finstad seems to feel that Priscilla Presley is a vain, self-serving charlatan who grew up with lies, based her relationship with Elvis on lies, and has lied about pretty much everything ever since. I felt at times the book was a little repetitive and maybe a bit harsh on Priscilla.
But that's where fate leaves off and sheer resolve takes over, as a beautiful fourteen-year-old girl determines to meet the twenty-six-year-old King of Rock and Roll - and the rest is truly history. As many times as I wanted to throw the book down and stop reading it altogether, I couldn't. Elvis Presley, as one of Parker's unwitting victims, paid a major price for the Colonel's past and his overwhelming need to be more important than his client. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included. A misunderstood, caring person or a manipulative, power driven woman? If you like, tell your buddies regarding this book. Williamson writes that while on tour, Elvis preyed on a group of three 14-year-old girls who would pillow fight, tickle, wrestle, and kiss Elvis, who was 22 at the time.
All in all, Child Bride is hard to read due to Finstad's overextended analysis of rather dull matters and gossip-like recounting of stories. We have already read the true parts from well-researched books and authorized biographies. Agree with Dawn who said ' I found the author's treatment of the ex-Mrs. It does appear be author has done her home work. The resulting picture of Priscilla isn't pretty, but it certainly comes across as accurate. This author hates Priscilla Presley.
So, does Child Bride answer the question: who is Priscilla Beaulieu Presley? Found this in the library discard pile when bringing leftover book sale books to the salvation army. There's so much speculation, little facts, with quotes from Priscilla's book which I probably should have just read in the first place. They came of age in the era of the 1954 Brown vs. The man was everywhere, and always with a swarm of screaming fans around to greet him. The author writes that Priscilla promised sexual favors in exchange for meeting Elvis with Currie Grant, a married, 27-year-old man who knew the singer, that she wasn't a virgin on her wedding night, as she and Elvis slept together on their second.
Finstad raised some important questions about their relationship and its unacceptable nature that I don't think were properly discussed before, and she boldly challenges some of the myths. But the claims that Elvis and Priscilla did not have penetrative sex until their wedding night are disputed, particularly by Suzanne Finstad, author of the Priscilla Presley biography. To learn more click the web link listed here How to download and read ebook Child Bride: The Untold Story of Priscilla Beaulieu Presley? Priscilla had a little one to raise, and she has a life to live. I don't know why but her vendetta against her is absolutely absurd. All these people seem happy to have their names involved in this book, as are many who have known Priscilla as business associates. References include 16 pages of magazine and newspaper articles, which should not be counted as accurate sources of information.
Finstad isn't as kind to Priscilla or Elvis. How was all this data properly collected, other than tidbits and hearsay? All the persons except Gladys Presley were the good, the innocents, the victims and Elvis was the monster, the fool, the bad, the self-destructive. Finstad seems to feel that Priscilla Presley is a vain, self-serving charlatan who grew up with lies, based her relationship with Elvis on lies, and has lied about pretty much everything ever since. Finstad sets out to 'debunk' and to do it in a sensationalized way. Find sources: — · · · · November 2014 Child Bride: The Untold Story of Priscilla Beaulieu Presley was written by in 1997. But Nash has dug much deeper and, in a masterpiece of reporting, unearthed never-before-seen documents, including Parker's army records and psychiatric evaluations, and the original police report of an unsolved murder case in Holland that lies at the heart of the Parker mystery. All sorts of interesting dirt on life with Elvis and on Priscilla.