Child Bride: The Untold Story of Priscilla Beaulieu Presley

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Crown/Archetype, Apr 20, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 498 pages
The myth-shattering account of the most famous and most taboo love story in rock-and-roll history

Child Bride reveals the hidden story of rock icon Elvis Presley’s love affair with fourteen-year-old Priscilla Beaulieu, the ninth-grader he wooed as a G.I. in Germany and cloistered at Graceland before marrying her to fulfill a promise to her starstruck parents. Award-winning biographer Suzanne Finstad perceptively pieces together the clues from candid interviews with all the Presley intimates—including Priscilla herself, along with hundreds of sources who have never before spoken publicly—to uncover the surprising truths behind the legend of Elvis and Priscilla, a tumultuous tale of sexual attraction and obsession, heartbreak and loss.

Child Bride, the only major biography of Priscilla Beaulieu Presley, unveils the controversial child-woman who evolved from a lonely and sexually precocious teenager kept by the King of Rock and Roll into a shrewd businesswoman in control of the multimillion-dollar Elvis Presley empire, a rags-to-riches saga of secrets and betrayals that began when Priscilla was only three years old.

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Child bride: the untold story of Priscilla Beaulieu Presley

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More on Elvis? Yes, more on Elvis--with a different slant from books like Brown and Broeske's, previewed above. Finstad, a writer for Cosmopolitan and Mademoiselle who also has a law degree, here details the life of Elvis's "child bride," Priscilla. Read full review

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I hate biographies where the author has a personal grudge with their subject. The author kept on attacking Priscilla Presley, and it started to get annoying after awhile. It wasn't a bad book, it was ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Suzanne Finstad is the award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller Natasha: The Biography of Natalie Wood, named the best film book of 2001 by the San Francisco Chronicle. Several of her books, including the bestseller Sleeping with the Devil, have been adapted into movies. Her most recent biography is Warren Beatty: A Private Man.

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