ABOUT THE BOOK
My Grandma Elvis
Before there was Elvis Presley, there was Elvis Walker McCoslin, a free-spirited firebrand whose extravagant leopard-print outfits and trademark bouffant hairstyle were the talk of the small town of Donie, Texas -- the smallest town in Texas with a bank. In this heartwarming, wry, sweet-but-salty memoir, Mykle McCoslin, Elvis's granddaughter, tells the story of her grandmother's life, her family, and how Elvis helped her become the woman she is today. Mykle draws on letters and interviews with family members to tell the story of Elvis's life deep in the heart of Texas and how she shaped everyone around her. From Elvis’s piano-playing serenades and make-believe improvisational games, to her mesmerizing “story time” over Mason jars of Dr Pepper, every day that Mykle and her grandmother spent together put her on the path to a life in Hollywood as an actress and storyteller herself. But no matter how far you travel, “you can take the girl out of Texas, but you can’t take Texas out of the girl.” Sometimes the brightest stars you’ll ever meet are the ones waiting for you right back at home.
Both a product of her time and a timeless original, Elvis's signature sass and insight will leave a lasting impression on readers of all ages.
You can’t help “falling in love” with My Grandma Elvis!