|About the Book|
In reality, very few people really did know Elvis. Ed, often referred to by Elvis, as my second daddy was such a person. As the fierce-eyed, silver-streaked Kenpo combatant stepped forward in 1978, he resolved to tell his story. Ed was the manMoreIn reality, very few people really did know Elvis. Ed, often referred to by Elvis, as my second daddy was such a person. As the fierce-eyed, silver-streaked Kenpo combatant stepped forward in 1978, he resolved to tell his story. Ed was the man Elvis chose as his strong right arm, a true brother, friend, confidant, as well as Elvis protective companion.Ed had enjoyed seventeen years of close, personal association with Elvis Presley. Frequently traveling together, Ed observed, listened, and understood as they shared their personal confidences and innermost feelings with one another. He had a wealth of insights and anecdotes about his close friend and was determined to share those insights in an incredible backstage look at one of the most famous men in the world--a man millions admired, thousands worshipped, but only a handful knew or understood.Still in a state of grief, he wrote of the loss of his friend Elvis- and shared insights into the Kings on stage genius, his lifestyle, generosity, views on religion and life as well as his inner thoughts. He was deeply impressed by Elvis character, charisma, loyalty, intellect, organizational skills and above all, his humility.Many years earlier, Elvis, had nicknamed Ed, Kahuna (a Hawaiian word meaning high priest). Now Elvis Kahuna had an opportunity to write from the heart, capturing many of the Christ-like characteristics Elvis exhibited, through his simple faith and unselfish caring. As a result of this interesting, intimate, insightful work, Ed was invited on a book tour by the Elvis Presley Fan club to share his feelings in person. From that time forth, he began to develop strong ties and bonds of friendship with dedicated and sincere Elvis fans around the world. A warm relationship that remained strong and continued to develop up until Eds untimely death in December 1990. This book was 5th on the best seller list in America and number 3 in the South.