Elvis and Gladys by Elaine Dundy

Elvis and Gladys by Elaine Dundy. 1986 first Dell printing, 386 pages. Dundy was a novelist, actress, and biographer who gained acclaim with her debut The Dud Avocado in 1958, about young woman trying to make it in Paris, in which the heroine experiences an orgasm which Dundy credits as "an important first step toward the frank treatment of female sexuality in fiction." (NYT obituary). In her later years her memoirs depicted her bad marriage and life with celebrities. Dundy employs her big-hearted skill son this touching portrait of Elvis Presley and his mother Gladys.

Condition: Good+. Crease on front cover, price sticker residue on back.

"A further worry for Gladys was that Elvis' sleepwalking had started up again, requiring Elvis be protected privately as well as publicly."

$12.00
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