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|LINDA THOMPSON DETAILS ROMANCE WITH ELVIS
June 21, 2016 - US Weekly / Elvis Express Radio
|Her greatest loves. Linda Thompson sheds startling new light on three of her famous exes in her upcoming memoir, 'A Little Thing Called Life: On Loving Elvis Presley, Bruce
Jenner and Songs in Between', and US Weekly has the exclusive first look.
Thompson, 66, divulges all the details on her nearly five-year romance with the late Elvis Presley in the 1970s and her marriages to Olympic gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner (then
known as Bruce Jenner) and Grammy-winning record producer David Foster.
The nostalgia-inducing cover includes throwback photos of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Jenner and the exes’ two sons with Caitlyn, Brandon and Brody Jenner.
Additionally, the book is chock-full of colorful stories about her songwriting, acting and modeling careers. The Memphis, Tennessee, native — and former Miss Tennessee Universe
— is particularly known for voicing the Peanuts character Lucy on several Charlie Brown specials and co writing Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing," one of the several smash
singles from the landmark soundtrack to 1992's The Bodyguard.
“My time on this planet has presented me with extraordinary circumstances, opportunities for growth and the gift of deep and abiding love. I feel a responsibility to life itself to share
my experiences in the hope that others may find solace, inspiration, forgiveness, hope and a sense of connection in their own lives. That is the motivation for this memoir,”
Thompson exclusively tells Us.
“My personal life has always taken precedence over my professional one without a modicum of regret,” she adds. “The fact that we are all human and fallible does not take away
anything from the potential for greatness — it simply connects us to each other. From my heart to yours, I share my story.”
Matt Harper, Harper collins’ executive editor of creative development, adds, “Linda’s story spans decades of entertainment history and presents a look inside some of the most
enigmatic stars of our time in a way that few can. From her candid portrait of Elvis to how she dealt with Bruce Jenner’s revelation, keeping the secret for nearly thirty years, this
book will raise eyebrows and cause plenty of laughs, but more than anything, it will share the messy yet human side of what her time in the spotlight has been like.”
The publishing house also stated Thompson will 'present an unsparing look at Elvis' twin demons - drug abuse and infidelity - forces he battled throughout their time together.'
The King died eight months after he and Thompson ended their relationship.
A Little Thing Called Life hits shelves on August 23.