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I suppose this was not a worry in when the book was published. You don't have to be a handwriting expert to see that the writing on the card is nothing like the signature of Elvis. The author also tells us of a poem that Elvis wrote for her. The co-author, who cut a deal with the National Enquirer to serialize the book, tells us that the estate of Presley controls all his letters and wouldn't allow the poem to be published.

If Elvis gave the poem to De Barbin it's her's to do with as she wishes. It wouldn't take much of a lawyer to win that case. It's lazy excuses like these that really do this book in. But the worst part of all this is De Barbin would also have us believe she was the main influence in songs Presley chose to record, some of them the biggest of his career.

Choices he made or didn't make in his life were also because of her. And yet she has nothing nor a single person who can back up her claims other than anecdotal stories from her own daughters and sister such as, I over heard one end of a phone call or I had a feeling about such and such The real irony here is throughout the story De Barbin professes her love and caring for Elvis, never wanting to take advantage of him or use him in any way.

After supposedly keeping their "love child" in the dark about the true identity of her father, after the man dies she finds she still can't talk to her daughter about it, so she writes a book about it and tells the whole world??? Exposing her daughter to the risks she always sought to protect her from?? The start of the book is a heartbreaking story of child abuse perpetrated upon the author by adults and if it's true, which I tend to think it might be, I give all of my sympathy to De Barbin.

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Elvis Presley must have seemed like a dream and knight in shining armor to a scared young girl so long ago. Those dreams of a prince charming probably helped keep her alive, but over time they morphed into something that turns the stomach, in the form of a book that tries to use the memory of the 20th century's most beloved performer for financial gain and recognition that is not due. The only thing sadder than Elvis' life is making money from it like this This is the version by the French lady he met while on active duty in Europe.

Written in , it is an accounting of Lucy De Barbin's meeting and having a triste with Elvis. According to this work, she is the love of his life and he hers. De Barbin's life is the main focus of the book--and her relationship with Elvis, of course. Reading this book actually filled in some of the "missing gaps" in the prior read I posted a day or two ago, "Letters from Elvis: Shocking Revelations to His Secret This is the version by the French lady he met while on active duty in Europe.

Reading this book actually filled in some of the "missing gaps" in the prior read I posted a day or two ago, "Letters from Elvis: Shocking Revelations to His Secret Confidante" by Gary Lindberg. In that book, an unidentified female dives in and out of Elvis' life. Maybe Lucy is that mystery woman. Reading somewhat like a Danielle Steele romance novel, her co-writer Dary Matera does a great job at letting Lucy tell her version of the events that chronicle their lives until Elvis dies. What Dary brings to the story is validation of her version by citing personal accounts of family, friends and business associates, news stories, etc.

There is very little to say without giving huge chunks of the story away, which is one of unrequited love, hidden truths, deep longing and at least two very sad people who wished their lives would have followed different paths.

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After a bit, the story gets very repetitive with pleas and postponements and coming together then moving apart with many of the same words repeated time after time, in the end with a lot of "shoulda, woulda, coulda" for all the second-guessing that went on. The book is laid out chronologically and is well-written by both parties. Take 20 pages of similar dialogue away to tighten up the book a bit--the feelings would still be there--and I'd have given it 5 stars.

Decisions made under the guise of protecting o Started out quite interesting, although the writing was mediocre. People suck. Oct 14, Jane rated it liked it. This is the most depressing book--fiction or non-fiction--that I have ever read! Feb 06, John Dunbar rated it really liked it.

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Is it true?? I'm thinking yes. Good read. Aug 09, Wendy rated it liked it. If you read the first five chapters of this book you would think this is a bunch of crap. I mean the Man punched her in her face several times making her nose and lip bleed. She has to do first aid on her face.

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What 11 through 17 year old thinks she is beautiful. Hell If you read the first five chapters of this book you would think this is a bunch of crap. Hello Puberty. Sing, Dance, decorate, and so much more. Fowler that is suppose to be watching her. But when you got further into the book you start to think this might be true. By the end I'm not sure on any of it.

So you will have to read the book yourself to decide if you like it or not. Title: Are You Lonesome Tonight? Any fan of The King should read it. Though still uncertain if it is true, it does paint a picture of Elvis that fans will enjoy reading if only to understand the possibly true Elvis.

Since I've read his former wife's books, I'm of the mind this tale might possibly be true. Each reader will have to decide for themselves. It's a really interesting story that opens up other avenues of Presley's life outside of his families biased knowledge. Feb 24, Sandi Mann rated it liked it. It's an incredible story as in barely credible but then May 30, Rona rated it liked it. I read this a few years ago, and found it interesting.

Not sure whether to believe her or not, because there are a lot of crazy people out there who like to make up stories about themselves and Elvis Presley for money and attention. Oct 29, Ginger rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Elvis fan's. Shelves: autobiography. Loved it.

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Usually you wonder about a claim of Elvis, but there is so much in pictures and authors note about the possibility, the only questions I had were about the latter days. Even the writer expresses his skepticism at first. Wasn't able to put down. Jan 13, Lindsey rated it really liked it. It was a very good book but its hard to tell if it's all true or not.

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Sep 05, Michelle rated it liked it Shelves: own , romance , celebrities. I gave this book only 3 stars NOT because it wasn't well written and entertaining but because of the believability. It's interesting I'm not sure how this book even got published! Oct 25, Sammy Fee rated it it was amazing. Find out what true love means while reading this romantic love story that will bring you to tears.

See All Customer Reviews. Shop Books. Read an excerpt of this book! Add to Wishlist. USD 0. Sign in to Purchase Instantly. Explore Now. Overview This novel is based on a true story about a man who will stop at nothing to prove his undying love for the precious woman in his life. Product Details About the Author. About the Author I love to write, edit and read books. I doubt he played gospel songs on his piano every night, so does that act give us any indication that Elvis was calling out to God?

I believe it does. We go deep inside ourselves and feel. Elvis was a great artist and singer because he knew how to go deep into his spirit and connect with a higher power. Personally, I think he learned that in church as a boy and it never left him. Our team proves its mission every day by providing high-quality content that informs and inspires a Christian life. We want our articles to be accessible to everyone, free of charge, but we need your help. To continue our efforts to nourish and inspire our Catholic family, your support is invaluable.

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