Conversations With Elvis, Book One

an uncommon dialog

by Cecil Orlando Norman



Book Details

Language :
Publication Date : 15/06/1999

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 231
ISBN : 9780738802190
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 231
ISBN : 9780738802206

About the Book

The author of Conversations With Elvis, Cecil Orlando Norman, considers Conversations With God  "The most outlandish of the latest last straws of pretentiousness by authors claiming privileged communication with 'God'."  Thus was provoked his parody.

Conversations With Elvis will  "piss off the Pope"  and just about everybody else, at the same time they are either laughing out loud or making plans to shoot the author.

It would be a bonus if you have read the original book, Conversations With God, but you need never have even heard of it to appreciate and enjoy (or despise) this parody of that book.

Mr. Norman's hard-core spoof is fast-paced and unpredictable, and (in his words) "If there's ever a dull moment it's because you're reading the original instead of the parody, dumbo!"  He adds that  "Trite, tacky and corny moments don't count because  Elvis had a way of getting away with that sort of stuff, so I wanted to incorporate some in the parody."

In Conversations With Elvis you will learn: whether Elvis (God) has to go to the bathroom; why sex is more fun than it should be; whether there will be Hooters' girls in heaven; Clinton's ultimate goal; why Jesse Helms will be sorely tempted to run again; the greatest catastrophe the new millennium will bring . . . . You will be  enlightened on the subjects of aliens, angels, time travel (this is a hoot and a half!), faith healing, prayer (if it works, why not dial-a-prayer instead of 911?), the purpose of existence, and multitudinous other long sought knowledge----including, maybe, whether Elvis is actually the Devil in disguise.

The book strays from pure parody now and then----to either espouse its own agenda or play the devil’s advocate----but that too is relevant and provocative.

The ending is worth noting. It's perfect . . . a somewhat macabre surprise that encapsulates the book and that (a clue) begins in the beginning . . . .

RECOMMENDATION:  The parodying before you even get to chapter one is alone almost worth the price of the book: the page of Acknowledgments; the Dedication; the Introduction; and especially the Cover Jacket and relating text page, "About the Artists" (in the back of the book).

Final word: Don't be cruel and give away the ending!

About the Author

One way to make a cheap buck is to claim knowledge of something that cannot be proved or disproved, and write a book about it.

Another way is to write a book about such a book.

My book, Conversations With Elvis, Book One, is a book----a parody----about such a book: Conversations With God, Book One.

Now, I don't mind being known as a man who will try for a cheap buck when he sees an opportunity, but I don't want to be known as one who is disrespectful to Elvis.

I grew up with Elvis, figuratively speaking, and He was and is my main Man, and the best that's ever been or ever will be; and if He's watching I think He would consecrate this book and bless you for buying it.

As further incentive, I promise to autograph your book if we should ever meet and you've got it with you. Or----if it's even further incentive----I promise to not autograph your book, nor tell you all about myself.

Cecil Orlando Norman

Sketch of the author by Jethro Ibacom