Author examines the many loves of Elvis Presley at Toms River library

TOMS RIVER—Since his death in 1977, hundreds of books have been written about the life of entertainer Elvis Presley. Author Alanna Nash’s recently published book “Baby, Let’s Play House: Elvis Presley and the Women Who Loved Him” explores a different aspect of the King—his complex relationships with women.

Nash is giving a special presentation at the Ocean County Library Toms River branch (101 Washington St.) on Tues., Jan. 26 at 7 pm, on her book.

“Baby, Let’s Play House” is the first book to focus solely on the influence of the women in Elvis’ life, including celebrities like Cher, Raquel Welch and Cybill Shepherd, his wife Priscilla Beaulieu, and the lesser-known Kay Wheeler and Tura Satana—the women who taught him how to dance.

The book is named after the Presley song “Baby, Let’s Play House”, which was his first song to hit the national charts and his mother’s favorite of his songs.

It features dozens of exclusive interviews and never-before seen photos of Presley.

Nash, a feature writer for The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly and USA Weekend is considered an expert on the life of Presley. She has previously written two Elvis-related books: “The Colonel: The Extraordinary Story of Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley” and “Elvis Aaron Presley: Revelations from the Memphis Mafia.”

To register for this free program, speak to an operator at 732-349-6200 or go online to


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