A Little Thing Called Life: On Loving Elvis Presley, Bruce by Linda Thompson

By Linda Thompson

Award-winning songwriter Linda Thompson breaks her silence, sharing the intense tale of her lifestyles, profession, and epic romances with of the main celebrated, but enigmatic, sleek American superstars—Elvis Presley and Bruce Jenner

For the final 40 years, award-winning songwriter Linda Thompson has quietly led essentially the most impressive lives in convey enterprise. The longtime live-in love of Elvis Presley, Linda first emerged into the limelight through the Nineteen Seventies whilst the previous good looks competition queen stuck the attention of the King. Their likelihood late-night come upon at a film theater used to be the stuff of legend, and it marked the start of a whirlwind that may stretch throughout many years, resulting in a wedding with Bruce Jenner, motherhood, and extra drama than she ever may have imagined.

Now, for the 1st time, Linda opens up approximately all of it, telling the entire tale of her lifestyles, loves, and every little thing in among. From her humble beginnings in Memphis to her approximately five-year courting with Elvis, she bargains an intimate window into their lifestyles jointly, describing how their Southern roots fueled and sustained Graceland’s maximum romance. Going inside of their wild tales and gentle moments, she paints a portrait of lifestyles with the King, as raucous because it is clean. yet regardless of the enjoyment they shared, lifestyles with Elvis additionally had darkness, and her account additionally provides an unsparing examine Elvis’s dual demons—drug abuse and infidelity—forces he battled all through their time jointly that will ultimately finish their courting simply 8 months prior to his premature death.

It was once within the tricky aftermath of Elvis’s dying that Linda came upon what she believed was once her precise domestic: the hands of Olympic gold medal—winner Bruce Jenner. Detailing her marriage to Bruce, Linda finds the doubtless excellent existence that they outfitted with their younger sons—Brandon and Brody—before Bruce replaced every little thing with a mystery he’d been sporting his whole existence, a mystery that Linda herself saved for almost thirty years, a mystery that Bruce’s transition to Caitlyn Jenner has eventually laid naked for the realm. supplying a candid glance inside of probably the most demanding moments of her existence, Linda uncovers the struggles she went via as a girl and a mom, coming to phrases with the truth of Bruce’s identification and resolving to embody him thoroughly it doesn't matter what, whilst it intended they can now not be together.  

And but, regardless of her marriage unraveling, her look for love was once no longer over, finally top her to the mythical song manufacturer and musician David Foster—a courting that lasted for nineteen tumultuous years, leading to a bond that spurred her songwriting occupation to new heights but in addition established her like by no means sooner than. full of compelling and poignant tales and 16 pages of images, A Little factor known as Life lovingly recounts Linda’s significant trip over the years, bringing remarkable perception into 3 mythical figures.

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