Child Bride by Suzanne Finstad
The Untold Story of Priscilla Beaulieu Presley

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Child Bride is cannily tied, time-wise, to the 20th anniversary of Elvis’ death. And Finstad...adds to the mound of commemorative Presleyana by demonstrating, tirelessly and grimly, that Elvis’ ex-wife, Priscilla Beaulieu Presley...is far more complicated than the image of the tender lovin’ widow she would like to present.
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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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About Suzanne Finstad

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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.
 
Published April 20, 2011 by Three Rivers Press. 498 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, History, Science & Math. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by LISA SCHWARZBAUM on Aug 08 1997

Child Bride is cannily tied, time-wise, to the 20th anniversary of Elvis’ death. And Finstad...adds to the mound of commemorative Presleyana by demonstrating, tirelessly and grimly, that Elvis’ ex-wife, Priscilla Beaulieu Presley...is far more complicated than the image of the tender lovin’ widow she would like to present.

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