A Little Thing Called Life: On Loving Elvis Presley, Bruce Jenner, And Songs In Between

A Little Thing Called Life: On Loving Elvis Presley, Bruce Jenner, And Songs In Between

Synopsis

Award-winning songwriter Linda Thompson breaks her silence, 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.

For the last forty years, award-winning songwriter Linda Thompson has quietly led one of the most remarkable lives in show business.  The longtime live-in love of Elvis Presley, Linda first emerged into the limelight during the 1970s when the former beauty pageant queen caught the eye of the King.  Their chance late-night encounter at a movie theater was the stuff of legend, and it marked the beginning of a whirlwind that would stretch across decades, leading to a marriage with Bruce Jenner, motherhood, and more drama than she ever could have imagined.

Now for the first time, Linda opens up about it all, telling the full story of her life, loves, and everything in between.  From her humble beginnings in Memphis to her nearly five year relationship with Elvis, she offers an intimate window into their life together, describing how their  Southern roots fueled and sustained Graceland’s greatest romance. Going inside their wild stories and tender moments, she paints a portrait of life with the King, as raucous as it is refreshing. But despite the joy they shared, life with Elvis also had darkness, and her account also presents an unsparing look at Elvis’s twin demons—drug abuse and infidelity—forces he battled throughout their time together that would eventually end their relationship just eight months before his untimely death.

It was in the difficult aftermath of Elvis’s death that Linda found what she believed was her true home: the arms of Olympic gold medal-winner Bruce Jenner.  Detailing her marriage to Bruce, Linda reveals the apparently perfect life that they built with their two young sons—Brandon and Brody—before Bruce changed everything with a secret he’d been carrying his entire life, a secret that Linda herself kept for nearly thirty years, a secret that Bruce’s transition to Caitlyn Jenner has finally laid bare for the world.  Providing a candid look inside one of the most challenging moments of her life, Linda uncovers the struggles she went through as a woman and a mother, coming to terms with the reality of Bruce’s identity and resolving to embrace him completely no matter what, even as it meant they could no longer be together,

And yet, despite her marriage unraveling, her search for love was not over, eventually leading her to the legendary music producer and musician David Foster, a relationship that lasted for 19 tumultuous years, resulting in a bond that spurred her songwriting career to new heights but also tested her like never before.  Filled with compelling and poignant stories, A Little Thing Called Life lovingly recounts Linda’s incredible journey through the years, bringing unparalleled insight into three legendary figures.

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Chapters

  • 001 A Little Thing Called Life
    Duration: 17s
  • 002 The Dedication
    Duration: 02min
  • 003 The Introduction
    Duration: 13min
  • 004 Chapter One
    Duration: 15min
  • 005 Chapter Two
    Duration: 29min
  • 006 Chapter Three
    Duration: 37min
  • 007 Chapter Four
    Duration: 43min
  • 008 Chapter Five
    Duration: 54min
  • 009 Chapter Six
    Duration: 37min
  • 010 Chapter Seven
    Duration: 38min
  • 011 Chapter Eight
    Duration: 46min
  • 012 Chapter Nine
    Duration: 35min
  • 013 Chapter Chapter Ten
    Duration: 44min
  • 014 Chapter Chapter Eleven
    Duration: 20min
  • 015 Chapter Twelve
    Duration: 24min
  • 016 Chapter Thirteen
    Duration: 47min
  • 017 Chapter Fourteen
    Duration: 44min
  • 018 Chapter Fifteen
    Duration: 38min
  • 019 Chapter Sixteen
    Duration: 35min
  • 020 Chapter Seventeen
    Duration: 21min
  • 021 Chapter Eighteen
    Duration: 31min
  • 022 Chapter Nineteen
    Duration: 20min
  • 023 Chapter Twenty
    Duration: 38min
  • 024 Chapter Twenty One
    Duration: 14min
  • 025 Chapter Twenty Two
    Duration: 40min
  • 026 Chapter Twenty Three
    Duration: 38min
  • 027 Chapter Twenty Four
    Duration: 28min
  • 028 Chapter Twenty Five
    Duration: 47min
  • 029 The Acknowledgments
    Duration: 05min
  • 030 The Closing Credits
    Duration: 42s
  • sample
    Duration: 01min
  • 001 A Little Thing Called Life
    Duration: 17s
  • 002 The Dedication
    Duration: 02min
  • 003 The Introduction
    Duration: 13min
  • 004 Chapter One
    Duration: 15min
  • 005 Chapter Two
    Duration: 29min
  • 006 Chapter Three
    Duration: 37min
  • 007 Chapter Four
    Duration: 43min
  • 008 Chapter Five
    Duration: 54min
  • 009 Chapter Six
    Duration: 37min
  • 010 Chapter Seven
    Duration: 38min
  • 011 Chapter Eight
    Duration: 46min
  • 012 Chapter Nine
    Duration: 35min
  • 013 Chapter Chapter Ten
    Duration: 44min
  • 014 Chapter Chapter Eleven
    Duration: 20min
  • 015 Chapter Twelve
    Duration: 24min
  • 016 Chapter Thirteen
    Duration: 47min
  • 017 Chapter Fourteen
    Duration: 44min
  • 018 Chapter Fifteen
    Duration: 38min
  • 019 Chapter Sixteen
    Duration: 35min
  • 020 Chapter Seventeen
    Duration: 21min
  • 021 Chapter Eighteen
    Duration: 31min
  • 022 Chapter Nineteen
    Duration: 20min
  • 023 Chapter Twenty
    Duration: 38min
  • 024 Chapter Twenty One
    Duration: 14min
  • 025 Chapter Twenty Two
    Duration: 40min
  • 026 Chapter Twenty Three
    Duration: 38min
  • 027 Chapter Twenty Four
    Duration: 28min
  • 028 Chapter Twenty Five
    Duration: 47min
  • 029 The Acknowledgments
    Duration: 05min
  • 030 The Closing Credits
    Duration: 42s
  • sample
    Duration: 01min

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