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June 23, 2016 - 4:51:49 PM
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Award-winning songwriter Linda Thompson breaks her silence, in her book, 'A Little Thing Called Life: From Elvis' Graceland to Bruce Jenner's Caitlyn & Songs in Between' (Hardcover) sharing the extraordinary story of her life, career, and epic romances with two of the most celebrated, yet enigmatic, modern American superstars - Elvis Presley and Bruce Jenner.

Thompson, 66, divulges all the details on her nearly five-year romance with the late Elvis Presley in the 1970s and her marriages to Olympic gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner (then known as Bruce Jenner) and Grammy-winning record producer David Foster.

The nostalgia-inducing cover includes throwback photos of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Jenner and the exes' two sons with Caitlyn, Brandon and Brody Jenner.

Additionally, the book is chock-full of colorful stories about her songwriting, acting and modeling careers. The Memphis, Tennessee, native - and former Miss Tennessee Universe - is particularly known for voicing the Peanuts character Lucy on several Charlie Brown specials and cowriting (with David Foster) Whitney Houston's 'I Have Nothing', one of the several smash singles from the landmark soundtrack to 1992's The Bodyguard.

'My time on this planet has presented me with extraordinary circumstances, opportunities for growth and the gift of deep and abiding love. I feel a responsibility to life itself to share my experiences in the hope that others may find solace, inspiration, forgiveness, hope and a sense of connection in their own lives. That is the motivation for this memoir', Thompson exclusively tells.

'My personal life has always taken precedence over my professional one without a modicum of regret', she adds. 'The fact that we are all human and fallible does not take away anything from the potential for greatness - it simply connects us to each other. From my heart to yours, I share my story'.

Matt Harper, HarperCollins' executive editor of creative development, adds, 'Linda's story spans decades of entertainment history and presents a look inside some of the most enigmatic stars of our time in a way that few can. From her candid portrait of Elvis to how she dealt with Bruce Jenner's revelation, keeping the secret for nearly thirty years, this book will raise eyebrows and cause plenty of laughs, but more than anything, it will share the messy yet human side of what her time in the spotlight has been like'.

Filled with compelling and poignant stories and 16 pages of photographs, A Little Thing Called Life lovingly recounts Linda's incredible journey through the years, bringing unparalleled insight into three legendary figures.


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'A Little Thing Called Life: From Elvis' Graceland to Bruce Jenner's Caitlyn & Songs in Between' (Hardcover).
'A Little Thing Called Life: From Elvis' Graceland to Bruce Jenner's Caitlyn & Songs in Between' (Hardcover).

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