Inside Graceland

A new book entitled "Inside Graceland: Elvis' Maid Remembers" is due for release soon. The book is written by Written by Nancy Rooks and co-written by Jim Cox. The book tells the story of what it was like to work for Elvis, and to be at Graceland from 1967 through 1977 and beyond. The manuscript was based on a compilation of notes she kept during the time she worked for Elvis. She has watched the endless stream of garbage being put out by so many "Elvis experts" and finally decided to tell, in plain language, and in a loving way, what it was like to work for the most famous entertainer in the world. From her unique perspective of seeing him in his everyday unguarded moments, she presents her story of what he did in his spare time, of cooking for him, of being there just to talk when he wanted to "shoot the breeze" with someone. There is nothing at all unflattering in her story, quite the contrary, in fact. She relates many stories regarding his generosity and compassion, his humor, and his being, in so many ways, a down-to-earth human being. Her love for him, and what he did for her in so many ways, shines through in the book. She relates many wonderful everyday stories of events that took place at Graceland, both humorous and sad. She relates what happened the day Elvis died, as well as the next few days leading up to the funeral. It tells the true story of what it was like being "Inside Graceland."
Source: The Elvis Express / Updated: Mar 8, 2005 
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old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 15, 2005report abuse
In reply to CD KING. Yes i believe he calls a spade a spade.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 15, 2005report abuse
I'm writing a book too."The Bloke who knew The Bloke, who Knew The Bloke, who almost Knew The Bloke, Who Could Have Maybe Known The Bloke, Who Nearly Met A Bloke, Who Said, He Nearly Saw Elvis." It will be out in hard pad, when i find the bloke who nearly published Sonny West' new book.
elvislady (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2005report abuse
i am looking forward to reading this book , i have read lots of books over the years most have them were really good books . larry geller, pricilla, joe esposito, ann margret, to name but a few. so i cant wait for this book i think it will be honest and genuine.
dailyone (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 9, 2005report abuse
i have no problem with this if his back up band can go around the world and get some money .the maid should be good , good on ya go for it i might have a look at it . at least it is better than the photos . ive seen most of them over the last 50 years of so .
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 9, 2005report abuse
I'm now looking forward to a book by the graceland garderner.
Son Of Mark 64 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 8, 2005report abuse
I agree with andrew I read the interview in his mag and also think that nancyand the other maids saw and heard a lot of things around Graceland especially on the night of his death. But I cant figure out why it has took her almost 30 years to speak out. ALSO did nancy work for vernon after Elvis death?
Eddie White (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 8, 2005report abuse
Andrew, Point taken. Some biographical books can,however, be like a 'hall of mirrors', where the truth gets distorted.
Andrew Hearn (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 8, 2005report abuse
Eddie, We first broke the news of Nancy's book to the UK fans when we conducted and printed an exclusive interview with her recently. The interview itself was extremely interesting, and Nancy talked off-the-record about certain subjects that her book will cover. In addition, Myrna Smith (in our most recent interview) stated that the maids at Graceland were extremely close to Elvis in many ways. Remember that Nancy was there at the time Elvis died, and I believe she holds the answers to a great many questions regarding that awful day in 1977. It may just be an interesting book. Andrew Hearn (Essential Elvis)
Eddie White (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 8, 2005report abuse
They're all coming out of the woodwork now to write books or to flog cups or bottles or anything else Elvis. We've already had the the cook, the nurse, even the undertaker, now the maid. What about the gardener or the plumber. The list could be endless. The problem is how do we classify these books are they Fact or Fiction.

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