Books

Inside Graceland by Nancy Rooks

I have had Nancy’s book forever. Not sure why I haven’t read it until now. Nancy Rooks was Elvis’ Maid and Cook and was considered family. Although Inside Graceland is very short (just 150 pages with large print and 20 pages of photos), I learned a lot. Nancy gives a very personal [continue reading]

November 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Elvis My Brother by Billy Stanley

I have had this first edition book by Elvis’ step brother Billy Stanley for a while, but hadn’t read it. I actually enjoyed it. I know to take everything with a grain of salt. I also have books by his other step brothers Rick and David and by their mother Dee Presley. I read everything [continue reading]

November 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Dawn Powell a biography by Tim Page

I first heard of author Dawn Powell while watching Gilmore Girls (the show I’m obsessed with) when Rory remarks to Lane that no one has heard of Powell but she supposedly was responsible for a lot of Dorothy Parker’s funny lines (I am also going to read about Dorothy Parker). I first [continue reading]

November 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

James Dean a little boy lost by Joe Hyams

I bought this first edition James Dean biography knowing nothing about it. It wasn’t until I was reading Lew Bracker’s memoir that I learned Joe Hyams was a friend of James Dean. I wanted to make sure I got his book, so I checked through my books and found I had just bought it. This is [continue reading]

November 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

I wanted to read John Steinbeck’s East of Eden because it is my favorite James Dean movie – and it is also a classic and on the Top 100 books to read by Amazon. I rarely read anything but memoirs, biographies and histories – I am definitely a non-fiction girl. But I do want to [continue reading]

November 2, 2017 // 0 Comments