Elvis and Ginger: Elvis Presley's Fiancee and Last Love Finally Tells Her Story

Elvis and Ginger: Elvis Presley's Fiancee and Last Love Finally Tells Her Story

by Ginger Alden
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Elvis and Ginger: Elvis Presley's Fiancee and Last Love Finally Tells Her Story by Ginger Alden


“Elvis, you and I know the truth and unfortunately you’re not here to set the record straight. With this book, I will try to...”

Elvis Presley and Graceland were fixtures in the life of Ginger Alden, having been born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. But she had no idea that she would play a part in that enduring legacy—as Elvis Presley’s fiancée, and his last great love. For over three decades Ginger has held the truth of their relationship close to her heart. Now she shares her unique story, and while a lot has been written about the King, the Elvis we meet in this long-anticipated memoir is a revelation.

In her own words Ginger details their whirlwind romance—from first kiss to his stunning proposal of marriage. She details his exploration of Eastern religions, his perception of being a “legend,” his devotion to family and friends, and her attempt to know the insular group surrounding Elvis. And for the very first time she talks about the devastating end of it all, and the 50,000 mourners and reporters who descended on Graceland in 1977, exposing Ginger to the reality of living in the spotlight of a short, yet immortal, life.

Above it all, Alden rescues Elvis from the hearsay, rumors, and tabloid speculations of his final year by shedding a frank yet personal light on a very public legend. From a unique and intimate perspective, she reveals the man—complicated, romantic, fallible, and human—behind the enduring myth, a superstar worshipped by millions, and loved by Ginger Alden.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425266335
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ginger Alden is an actress and model, known for her role on the daytime soap opera Capitol. She was also featured in a number of television shows including Hollywood Beat and Life Goes On. A spokeswoman for the Claridge Hotel and Casino, Ginger also starred in more than 100 television commercials and had a successful modeling career for such products like Clairol, Vidal Sassoon, Maybelline, Aziza, Avon, and Viriginia Slims.

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Elvis and Ginger: Elvis Presley's Fiancee and Last Love Finally Tells Her Story 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed in this book.....Ginger was young but I really don't think she could have been that naïve. Packets of "sleeping" meds and people coming and going and meetings behind closed doors, you would think she would start questioning the life style he was living and if that was the way she wanted to live. Also staying after someone hits you and shoots out the T.V and toilet I would stay around to find our what was going to happened next!!! No matter how many diamonds and furs he bought me or my family. My impressions was it was not a healthy relationship and I was not surprised how the family and "friends" treated her after Elvis' death. If you want to read this book check it at the library or wait to it goes on sale on the discount table.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you for this very insightful book Ginger Alden. This is a wonderful read. Thank you for sharing such private and emotional moments. Very well written account of your time with the world's most famous man.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book on Elvis' life I've read. Thank you Ginger, for digging up those memories for us fans. I truly appreciate your kindness, and honesty. Thank you for loving Elvis as you did. God bless.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good read. A true Elvis fan won't be able to put it down. If you crave new intimate stories and anecdotes about the King, then this is the book for you. Respectfully and tastefully told. There has been a lot of negativity and judgment surrounding Ginger Alden and this kept me away from reading the book. Having given the book a chance, I'm glad that I did. Enjoy.
Moebetter More than 1 year ago
As a diehard Elvis Fan I found the book to be very sincere and truthful. I enjoyed reading it and wished it would have gone on and had a happy ending. I am very glad she shared her story and did it so respectful to Elvis. Nice job.
anangelmom More than 1 year ago
Awesome read! Kept my interest. I have always loved Elvis, and read anything I can about the King! I would recommend this book!
Dballou More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading about the true relationship between Elvis & Ginger, I applaud her for waiting until her son was old enough to understand the love between a man & a woman.  I thought she did an excellent job at describing her time with Elvis, It's about time that someone who truly loved him wrote a book showing that Elvis was just a man with an amazing talent. A true fan accepts that he was human with a good & bad side like all people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a Memphian I know who most everyone is mentioned in Miss Alden's book. I think she is a very nice person and was so very young when with Elvis. Maybe that is why it is so boring. I took away just a few events that seemed to be the backdrop of the story line. Men all sitting around smoking, drinking. She didn't even know there was a pool for months and hardly ever got in it. Her father knew Elvis from the Army and she never mentioned that to Elvis??? Strange! A girl of 18 can't tell E anything and no one could for that matter. Elvis was a poor country boy with limited tastes in about everything except women. He could have anything he wanted and yet he ate fried banana sandwiches. He hated change and made himself a prisoner. Ginger reports of them reading to each other over and over again. Sleeping and repeat. I didn't learn anything that I didn't already know. I felt sorry for Ginger in many ways. They ran them through Graceland and he just pointed to the one he wanted. Nothing seemed exciting to me at all other than the fact she was with the most famous person on the planet. I guess that is good enough to read her book. If you notice in all her pictures with Elvis she is looking down and not smiling.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have just started reading this book because I have been waiting so many years to hear Ginger's side of the story about Elvis' death (mostly as to what happened} . I have skipped a few pages out of boredom . I have questioned why Now also because she could have done so at the time we fans really need to hear her. She was like a silent partner (9 months doesn't make a relationship and she was extremely young and naïve). Does she need the money now? um. Just strange but yet being a complete Elvis fan for many many years I myself was curious but I can see by the way it is written that she is not going into pertinent detail enough. She sort of skims over her stories. I need the hard evidence. I need details . I do see where she speaks of herself more and also her family and just doesn't give us enough of what we all have been waiting for. Priscilla's book was extremely detailed and the many years she spent with Elvis, I would say she really knew the "Real Elvis". Sorry Ginger but I can see from the beginning of the book that I would be disappointed, but none the less I will read it and add it to my Elvis Book Collection. Thanks for the try, but you really should have came out years ago. You say you are trying to save his name and reputation, why not years ago when his ex employees were bashing him with the book that came out while he was still aware . Why then didn't you speak up? I can't give it a rating for the entire book, but I was so excited to read and when I did, I was hoping not to want to put it down, but it actually made me want to. I so far will say I give it a solid 3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent read.  I couldn't put it down.  Highly recommend on nook.  Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful moments with Elvis.  You made him so happy and for that we are all grateful.
RockBioReader More than 1 year ago
very well written book, already one of my top favorite Elvis books. Ginger has written a very thoughtful, loving and insightful book that will please all the fans who have waited so long for the complete and truthful account of the last days of Elvis. Im glad to know that when he passed that he was surrounded by a real and loving family who cared about him as a man and not just a world famous rock star. If you want the truth then this is the book for you.
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Elvis died when I was 6 years old, however I was blessed to see him in concert, at the age of 5 years old, the year before he passed away. My parents had started seeing Elvis I concert when he was at the Louisiana Hayride, then in later years, at the Las Vegas Hilton. My mother even has several scarves from those days. I grew up listening to and loving Elvis and found this book fascinating. I think it is important to remember that Ginger Alden was only 20 years old when she was with Elvis. The world was much different in those days with no internet or cell phones. Thank you for sharing your story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Since she was so young when all this happened I can understand the naivete. I really appreciated her candor and insight into this legend of a man. Don't know if I would have stuck around with AL that gun shooting though. He, after all, was not used to being normal so at times he seemed immature and no one told him no
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Ewww..ur nasty
DennaB More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. Ginger has always been so quiet it was nice to read about her time with Elvis. I've never been a Pricilla fan. Now I'm really not a fan. The book Flows well and seems heartfelt.
ireneTZ More than 1 year ago
I just read this book and i have to say I love this book. Ginger was only 20 years old but they really loved each other. I think if he didn't pass away they would of gotten married. She did not know him long, but in that short time they were together all the time. She did a good job in writing this book after 37 years. I would reccommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt her book was ok. Her side of the story was interesting. I do wish there were more pics of Ginger and Elvis together.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a big Elvis fan I was expecting this book to be about Elvis. There is a lot about ginger and her family that I could have done without. It was very boring. The parts about Elvis were interesting and I would liked to read more about him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A bit repetitive, but still an interesting read for Elvis fans from Miss Aldens point of view.
marnet More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I'm sure everyone has their option, and up till now the stories were captivating, but kinda on the hard side to believe. This just seems like it was more of what it was like. No one can even venture to imagine the life Elvis lived, we just can't. But there is a cost of fame and fortune, unfortunately he paid it. Let’s all face it, everyone nowadays who wanting/trying to act like a star, wear sunglasses inside, give away stuff to people, etc, etc, etc is trying mimic the original very genuine, generous person, Elvis. Still, and we all have our options, but to me this is one of the most accurate accounts as to what it was like. Two thumbs up Ginger!! A must read for the truly serious loyal Elvis fan.
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