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A member of Elvis Presley's "Memphis Mafia" describes his long-time friendship with the legendary singer, tracing their relationship from his first meeting as a child, through his years of living and working with Presley, to his tragic death, offering vivid reminiscences about life inside the inner circle and his view of Presley the man rather than the icon.
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Advance Praise for Me and a Guy Named Elvis
"This book kept me up late into the night as I turned the pages, reliving every situation and every story as if I were there all over again, until I finished. Jerry Schilling’s words brought tears to my eyes, making me smile and nod as it filled my head with things I had forgotten but thankfully he remembered. Jerry tells his story with the freshness and purity of a man who truly loved his friend. Me and a Guy Named Elvis is not only authentic, honest, and truly moving—it is a marvel."
"Jerry had the keys to the kingdom, the keys to the King’s houses, to the King’s cars, to the heart of what made Elvis a King in the first place. Here he unlocks every door and his own heart to boot. In this book, Jerry Schilling brings grace to Graceland."
"Jerry Schilling has captured the beauty of my father’s spirit in a way that has never been done before. I will admit that I was nervous to read another book on this subject, especially by a friend (there are not many who remain in my life from this time period, as Jerry does), but this book is by far my favorite. It is a captivating, well-written, and un-crucifying account of many historic moments that shows the real birth and evolution of Rock and Roll and how it bridged the racial divide. Jerry tells his story of a young boy growing up poor with no real family before fate changed his life during one Sunday afternoon game of football—and he tells it with humility, honesty, and dignity."
—Lisa Marie Presley
"What Jerry Schilling has written in Me and a Guy Named Elvis is an account of one man’s experience, a personal memoir that, while it places its narrator squarely in the midst of historic events, never claims credit for those events in the way that so many self-serving memoirs are inclined to do. It is a balanced treatment of a complex subject . . . What I think distinguishes the book most of all, though, is its emotional honesty, the generosity of spirit with which Jerry seeks to emulate his friend and mentor."
—Peter Guralnick, author of Last Train to Memphis and Careless Love
Jerry Schilling has spent forty years in the entertainment industry as an actor, a film editor, producer, and a manager for such acts as the Beach Boys, Jerry Lee Lewis and Billy Joel. His credits as a film and television producer include Elvis: Great Performances; the ten- hour series The History of Rock NÂ’ Roll; A&E biographies of Brian Wilson and Sam Phillips. He also appeared in the recent CBS special Elvis by the Presleys. He lives in Los Angeles in a home purchased for him by Presley.
Chuck Crisafulli is a veteran entertainment journalist and the author of several books, most recently Go to Hell: A Heated History of the Underworld.
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