Monday, April 4, 2011

Book Review - The King and Dr. Nick By George Nichopoulos

This book is the story of ‘Dr. Nick’ (George Nichopoulos), Elvis Presley’s personal physician, on what really killed “The King of Rock and Roll”. It tells the story of how the life of Dr. Nick changed since 1977 when Elvis Presley died. If you read the press it was from a prescription drug overdose but if you read this book it was from natural causes. You will have to make up your mind after reading this book.

This book turned out to be very interesting. I had a hard time putting it down and finished reading it in just a few days. The first part of the book explains the relationship between Elvis Presley and Dr. Nick while the second part of the book talks about Dr. Nick’s problems with the press and his legal problems. When I read how the Dr. was hounded by the media, especially Geraldo Rivera, I had to compare with what is happening with the Michael Jackson. Both events are eerily similar in the media frenzy.

George Nichopoulos, M.D. with Rose Clayton Phillips
ISBN 978-1-59555-171-9
Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2009
Hdbk, 270 pp, plus photos