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Me And A Guy Named Elvis Softcover Book

On a lazy Sunday in 1954, twelve-year-old Jerry Schilling wandered into a Memphis touch football game, only to discover that his team was quarterbacked by a nineteen-year-old Elvis Presley, the local teenager whose first record, "That's All Right," had just debuted on Memphis radio. The two became fast friends, even as Elvis turned into the world's biggest star. In 1964, Elvis invited Jerry to work for him as part of his "Memphis Mafia," and Jerry soon found himself living with Elvis full - time in a Bel Air mansion and, later, in his own room at Graceland. Over the next thirteen years Jerry would work for Elvis in various capacities - from bodyguard to photo double to co-executive producer on a karate film. But more than anything else he was Elvis's close friend and confidant: Elvis trusted Jerry with protecting his life when he received death threats, he asked Jerry to drive him and Priscilla to the hospital the day Lisa Marie was born and to accompany him during the famous "lost weekend" when he traveled to meet President Nixon at the White House.

Me and a Guy Named Elvis looks at Presley from a friend's perspective, offering readers the man rather than the icon - including insights into the creative frustrations that lead to Elvis's abuse of prescription medicine and his tragic death. Jerry offers never-before-told stories about life inside Elvis's inner circle and an emotional recounting of the great times, hard times, and unique times he and Elvis shared. These vivid memories will be priceless to Elvis's millions of fans, and the compelling story will fascinate an even wider audience.


  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 5.4 x 1 x 8 inches
  • Pages: 384

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Brenda E.

Reading it now. So far I love it

julie shorey
Honest and Moving

Beautiful and honest insight into a very special friendship and a world I can only dream about. I now know what a hard life Elvis had, he worked so hard, played hard and loved a lot of people and was a big hearted man. I will love his music and the man he was to my dying day xxxx

Lisa G.
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Great on-line purchasing experience. Quick shipping. Loved the book.

Cindy C.
Me and a Guy Named Elvis

The book was great. Jerry was a great frend to Elvis.

Tammy R.

I just loved this book! So interesting to learn a bit of how Elvis lived his every day life. And to also find out about Jerry Schilling’s life before and after his friendship with Elvis began. It really made me understand why Jerry was such an important person in Elvis’ life and how lucky they were to have found each other. A great read!

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