Nichopoulos is one of the kindest men I have ever met. He is not
only a good man, but one I am glad to call my friend. He has seen me
through some of my most difficult times, and I believe he is
responsible for helping save my life. I know very few people who
have the love and compassion Dr. Nick has for so many people. I am
proud to say Dr. Nick is one of my best friends. God bless you, Dr.
Jerry Lee Lewis, entertainer
Rock and Roll Hall of
eyewitness account of the toll of fame on an American icon. It
reminds us of the humanity, generosity of spirit, humor and enormous
talent of the King of rock ’n' roll. You won't be able to put it
Michael Rose, producer of "Elvis: Return to Tupelo"
Leave aside what
you've previously read and this much-needed book will unbend your
mind. It'll fill in many gaps regarding an incredibly
close friendship and finally tell the truth about how it all ended.
To produce a mighty book you must have a mighty story, and there is
none more so than this.
Andrew Hearn, editor &
Essential Elvis UK
The King and Dr. Nick
is an exciting, powerful and important memoir, revealing a sweeter,
stronger Elvis than we have seen before. Finally, after 40 years of
relative silence, the man at the center of it all, delivers a rich
and poignant story—easily outdistancing the scores of "tell alls"
that have come before. When he focuses on the entertainer's drug
use, Elvis' doctor also sweeps away the thick cobwebs surrounding
Presley's death—thereby producing an intimate and clear picture of
the final hours that have so mystified and fascinated the world. In
many ways, this is THE insider account.
Peter Harry Brown and Pat H. Broeske,
authors of Down at the End of
the Life and Death of Elvis Presley
We as a culture love
to dissect our heroes, but are loathe to resuscitate our villains.
To shine today’s understanding upon yesterday’s dilemmas, to shed
new light on past wrongs, to complicate good and evil with
vulnerability, innocence and hope for a future not yet certain—this
is why Dr. Nick’s memoir was written and why it must be read.
Tara McAdams, author
of Elvis Handbook
The King and Dr. Nick:
What Really Happened to Elvis and Me is a compelling memoir by Dr.
George Nichopoulos, physician to the King of Rock ’n’ Roll. This
heartfelt account of Dr. Nick’s personal and professional
relationship with Elvis has something to offer everyone. For fans,
new information comes to light regarding Elvis’s struggle with an
array of health problems. For biographers and journalists, a fuller
story of his death and the controversy over the autopsy is revealed.
For scholars, each new personal account from someone in Elvis’s
inner circle reworks and expands the Presley mythology.
Dr. Nick’s account
adds another piece to the puzzle—one missing for too long—regarding
the events surrounding Elvis’s death and the path that led him
there. With each year that passes, it becomes crucial to collect the
memories, points of view, and recollections of all those who were
close to Elvis for the record. While their experiences with Elvis
continue to comfort, inspire, and even haunt them on a personal
level, Elvis is part of our history now—and their experiences belong
to the ages.
Susan Doll, author of
Elvis for Dummies;
Elvis: American Idol;
villains, and so Dr. Nick has been cast in the popular Elvis Presley
story. His own version of events, not surprisingly, differs from the
prevailing narrative. In the days before addiction was public fare,
before the creation of the Betty Ford Center and other celebrity
retreats, the medical doctor was counselor, confidante, and
gatekeeper. From the call that brought Dr. Nichopoulos into Elvis’s
world to the wreckage that his world became in the wake of his
patient’s death, it’s a narrative that can’t be anticipated. Tragedy
looms large, but so does hope.
Robert Gordon, author
of It Came From Memphis
director of Respect
Yourself: The Stax Records Story
After reading this
book, in my opinion you will discover that Nick (Dr.) was more than
a "personal physician" to EP. He was a mentor, a confidante, and a
friend. He really cared about the man—inside and out!
Joe Guercio, music
director (Elvis Presley)