'A Little Thing Called Life'

Photo by Janet Donovan
Linda Thompson and Franco Nuschese
Linda Thompson and Franco Nuschese

“I was six years old. I’m sitting at the breakfast table one morning, and I, out of the blue, blurted out, ‘Momma and Daddy, when I grow up,’ – because Momma and Daddy is what we called our parents – ‘Momma and Daddy, when I grow up I’m going to marry Elvis Presley,'” Linda Thompson told Hollywood on the Potomac at a book party in her honor at Cafe Milano in Georgetown hosted by Franco Nuschese with co-hosts Susan Hurley and Kelly Wade.. “My Momma and Daddy started laughing and they said, ‘Well, honey, by the time you’re old enough to get married he’ll be an old man.’ I said, ‘Well I don’t care. He’ll still be singing Hound Dog’ and he was. He wasn’t an old man. I mean, he was just 16 years older than I.”

 

Award-winning songwriter Linda Thompson breaks her silence in A Little Thing Called Life, sharing the extraordinary story of her life, career, and epic romances with two of the most celebrated, yet enigmatic, modern American superstars—Elvis Presley and Bruce Jenner.