Joe Esposito's publisher sent out tis press release:
Elvis Straight Up! By Joe Esposito and Joe Russo - Three decades ago this summer, Elvis Presley, the undisputed "king of rock n' roll" passed away at his home in Memphis, Tennessee. Present on that fateful day was Joe Esposito, Presley's "right hand man", road manager and foreman of the fabled "Memphis Mafia" for seventeen dedicated years.
On July 4, Elvis Straight Up!, co-authored with Joe Russo, will become the flagship book release from Esposito's new publishing firm, Steamroller Publishing.
Elvis Straight Up!, volume one in a series, dares to explore and explain in frank, "straight up" terms, many of the unanswered questions and half-truths that have dogged the legend of the most well-known and influential entertainer of all time.
In Elvis Straight Up!, Joe Esposito unveils the backstage truth on such topics as:
* The "bodyguard book", Elvis: What Happened?
* Elvis's marriage and divorce with Priscilla
* Elvis's ill-fated franchise venture, "Presley Center Courts"
* The reason why Elvis never toured overseas
* His enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker
* Elvis's last night alive...and the following day
* What made Elvis tick in the recording studio and onstage
* The controversial relationship between Elvis and his physician "Dr. Nick"
* Esposito's retrospective "open letter" statement to the "Memphis Mafia"
* and much more
Joe Esposito has finally come to terms with the past and has assembled it in volume one of the amazing new series every Elvis fan will need to experience; Elvis Straight Up!
Elvis Straight Up! Is available for purchase today at http://www.elvisstraightup.com. The book is not sold in stores.
Elvis Straight Up! UpdateJune 09, 2007 | Book
Jerome wrote on June 09, 2007
anyway nice cover. but the promises this book is giving are on forehand too big. 'the most examined and talked about book' 'no matter what you have read before' Sure, after all all these years Joe (and the publisher/co-writer) comes up with amazing stories bla bla, never heard of before. Sorry, but I'm not buying that coincedince or the book (although I respect Joe)
Steve V wrote on June 09, 2007
I think this book is actually gonna be a serires. Dont know how many volumes, but if you go to the website, the first volume is 25.00. The hype sounds good. If Joe is honest, he can tell some great stories and set the facts straight. Its this Russo fellow I'm concernred about, If its the guy I'm thinkling of...well, I wont get into it.
stanton wrote on June 10, 2007
Dear Joe, did Elvis not make you rich enough??? Why don`t you just tell all of us loyal fans how it was by touring the landscape, by making a dvd or a movie appearance and why do you put all your experiences you had with Elvis in books, so they will be bought for lots of money, and another one will appear and then another one. I have your first one. Uh, I would say: the highschool graduaters put more fantasy in the making of their class magazine. Just talk about it on screen, you`re really a simpathic guy and I really like listening to you when you talk (don`t mean when you laugh as loud as you can during outtakes of Elvis`recordings in the background!) - I think it would be more on the fair side. Don´t try to make too much money with our loyality to Elvis. It´s Elvis we pay you for, not you.
Getlow wrote on June 11, 2007
Nice one Stanton! "How was your launch"