Elvis and Ginger - Ginger Alden

Elvis and Ginger

By Ginger Alden

  • Release Date: 2014-09-02
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 237 Ratings

Description

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Elvis Presley’s fiancée and last love tells her story and sets the record straight in this deeply personal memoir that reveals what really happened in the final years of the King of Rock n' Roll.


Elvis Presley and Graceland were fixtures in Ginger Alden’s life; after all, she was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. But she had no idea that she would play a part in that enduring legacy. For more than three decades Ginger has held the truth of their relationship close to her heart. Now she shares her unique story…

In her own words, Ginger details their whirlwind romance—from first kiss to his stunning proposal of marriage. And for the very first time, she talks about the devastating end of it all and the fifty thousand mourners and reporters who descended on Graceland in 1977, exposing Ginger to the reality of living in the spotlight of a short yet immortal life.

Above it all, Ginger rescues Elvis from the hearsay, rumors, and tabloid speculations of his final year by shedding a frank yet personal light on a very public legend. From a unique and intimate perspective, she reveals the man—complicated, romantic, fallible, and human—behind the myth, a superstar worshipped by millions and loved by Ginger Alden.

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Reviews

  • A wonderful love story

    5
    By Cacoffman
    Ginger sat in front of me in homeroom in 9th grade. She was so beautiful. She was shy and quiet. What a great book to share with the world the truth about the last year of Elvis’ life.
  • Great book

    5
    By lovelysandie
    I Loved reading this book, a page turner!
  • elvis and ginger

    4
    By jrevglam
    This was a quick, easy read. Very simple and to the point. I think it was great to hear Gingers side of things in the whole mythology of Elvis. I couldn't imagine being 20 years old in the middle of all that! Not a masterpiece, but very poignant.
  • Beautiful insight

    5
    By BrittyGayle
    Beautifully written.
  • Elvis and Ginger

    5
    By Mandarich
    Being as big of an Elvis fan as anyone could be since as far back as I could even remember, I consider this one of my favorite books I've read about Elvis. It gave me the feeling that I was right there experiencing all of the details that Ginger described of her time with Elvis. Most importantly, it really changed so many opinions that I incorrectly had and almost feel guilty for having about Ginger. So many exaggerations and untruths that I had heard for so many years by people close to Elvis made me only able to form the opinion I had. Now that I am able to hear Gingers side I truly believe in the saying "There's two sides to every story". I only wish Ginger wrote the book many years ago, I feel her reputation deserved to be what I now see her as, a young woman caught up in an unimaginable whirlwind love affair impossible for anyone to compare any of their own relationships to and handled it better than most, while at the same time being a loving fiancé to the most famous person in the world.
  • Amazing!

    5
    By Rossi22
    I could not put this book down! It was very insightful and very inspiring. Will read it again and again!
  • A Fan

    5
    By PamB and counting
    I loved reading the real life of Elvis. I feel I really got to know him through Gingers experience. I felt tears and happiness, anger and fright while Elvis lived in his bedroom. What a different life, I couldn't imagine trying to adapt to that. Over all it held my attention and I really enjoyed it.
  • Elvis and Ginger

    5
    By petryann
    A beautiful read for any Elvis fan. Loved this book, I couldn't put it down!
  • Reader

    1
    By Ftscott
    Sad book. Was Ginger writing about her brief time with Elvis or promoting her career? Not sure Elvis loved her or just wanted company so he wouldn't be alone.
  • 5 Star Review. What a fantastic read.

    5
    By Balensiefen67
    What an amazing look into the life of Elvis and Ginger. It gave so much insight into the lives of one of the greatest love stories ever told. Ginger has done a wonderful Job sharing with the world some intimate and private moments she shared with Elvis. For those of us who have enjoyed your book we appreciate you sharing these wonderful memories with us. Thank you so much Ginger and to your family as well.... Take care!