Dr. Nichopoulos spent a decade with Elvis on the road and at Graceland, trying to maintain the precarious health of one of the world's greatest entertainers. But on August 16, 1977, he found himself in the ambulance with Elvis on that fateful last trip to the ER. He signed the death certificate.
From that day forward, Dr. Nick became the focus of a media witch hunt that threatened his life and all but destroyed his professional reputation. Now, for the first time, Dr. Nick reveals the true story behind Elvis's drug use and final days-not the version formed by years of tabloid journalism and gross speculation. Put aside what you've learned about Elvis's final days and get ready to understand for the first time the inner workings of "the king of rock n' roll."
I have been reading this book and so far i haven't been able to put it down. I gave it 5 stars because Dr. Nick gets right into his relationship with Elvis no long life story of Dr. Nick's life. I pick and choose the books i buy on Elvis because a lot of them have been hyped just to sell the book but this one i think is worth buying. Dr. Nick pulls no punches and i sense that he is telling the truth about what happened to Elvis down fall the last few years of his life. I recommend this book to all Elvis fans i don't think you will be disappointed and keep in mind Elvis after all was only human. We all know he had a lot of hanger ons including his girlfriends and wife it seems to me they only cared about Elvis for one reason and that was to make a name for themselves. When the going got tough nobody was there to try and see Elvis through his crises they all left him alone and heart broken.
Dr Nick was the featured guest at our just completed National Fan Convention. Dr. Nick was a very nice man and the fans overall enjoyed him very much. I have read his book. It's an excellent honest account and fans will learn much about Elvis' health and Dr. Nick's relationship with Elvis. Fans should forget about everything they've heard about Dr. Nick and Elvis' death and read this book. Much of what has been said, - the gossip and rumors sell more magazines than the truth does. It was a pleasure meeting Dr Nick and Dean Nichopoulos.
Rating: 3 / 5
I have finished the book and i thought it was very good. It seems like Dr. Nick was the only one who really cared and wanted to desperately help Elvis. I do not blame Dr. Nick it was just a shame that his license and career was taken away from him for ever. He paid a very high price but i'm sure if Elvis was here today Dr. Nick would do it all over again that's how much he cared for him. It's a good book well written everyone should get this book it really shows how sick Elvis was and what they both went through.