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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Linda Thompson Narrator: Linda Thompson Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2016 ISBN: 9780062498892
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Academy Award–nominated, Emmy Award–winning songwriter and actress Linda Thompson breaks her silence for the first time to share the extraordinary story of her life, her career, and her epic romances with two of the most celebrated, yet enigmatic, modern American superstars—Elvis Presley and Bruce Jenner.

Unforgettable relationships have shaped Linda Thompson’s life—two breathtaking love stories that this refined Southern belle has kept private, until now.

Born and raised in a small suburb of Memphis, Tennessee, Linda was determined to make it as an independent woman in the American South of the 1970s. Using the scholarships she won with beauty pageants, the brainy beauty queen attended Memphis State University. Only twelve credits shy of her degree, she met Elvis Presley. For the coed and the King, it was love at first sight. While Linda became Elvis’ muse, he encouraged her to devote herself to her songwriting—a passion that would blossom into an award-winning career. For nearly five years, these creative soulmates lived happily in Graceland, raising Elvis’ daughter, Lisa Marie. But Elvis’ drug use and erratic behavior eventually split them apart, just eight months before his death.

Moving to Los Angeles, Linda nurtured her music career and became a star on the long-running variety show Hee Haw. She also found new love with a man she’d long admired, Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner. To the world, this beautiful couple shared an idyllic life. But a secret would ultimately devastate their marriage, a confidence that Linda carefully protected for thirty years, until her ex-husband opened his heart to the world. As difficult as the end of her marriage to Bruce was, her search for love was not over, eventually leading her to the legendary music producer and musician David Foster, to whom she was married for nineteen years.

Compassionate yet candid, filled with compelling details, A Little Thing Called Life lovingly recounts Linda’s incredible journey and offers fascinating insight into two legendary people.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Linda and Elvis sitting in bed doing [Monty] Python sketches in shrilt middle-aged women’s voices was something I found hard to believe. I love this woman. You will too.”

    Eric Idle, comedian

  • “Courageous and passionate enough to always embrace change, Linda has infused her life, love, and creativity with spirituality and a truly open heart.”

    Jane Seymour, actress

  • “Words are the voice of the heart, and with Linda’s Southern grace, she speaks with the tenderness, strength, and resilience of a true Steel Magnolia.”

    Billy Ray Cyrus, musician

  • “Linda is loving, full of spirit, and always makes you feel as if you are the most important person in the room.”

    Tim Allen, comedian

  • “What amazes me about Linda goes far beyond her ridiculous talents for writing lyrics—it is that amidst the interesting and seemingly overwhelming and unique life she’s led, she has remained the same beautiful human being she has always been.”

    Brooke Shields, actress

  • “Linda has led an extraordinary life filled with both blessings and challenges, but she has met them both with grace and kindness.”

    Roma Downey, actress

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About the Author

Linda Thompson is an award-winning American songwriter and lyricist and a former actress and beauty-pageant winner. She has been nominated for an Academy Award and a Grammy Award, and she won an Emmy Award for writing some of the most recognized songs of a generation. She starred on the long-running hit television series Hee Haw for fifteen years, as well as the reality show Princes of Malibu with her sons, Brandon and Brody Jenner. Today, she works with her foundation PULSE, which is dedicated to helping those who cannot help themselves.