There’s no doubt about it, Linda Thompson has lived quite the eventful life. Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, the former Miss Tennessee Universe has experienced an extensive and rewarding career. The actress and songwriter has done everything from voicing a Peanuts character to writing a hit song for Whitney Houston.
But Thompson is well aware that she is most well-known for her personal life and relationships. As she told Us Weekly, “My personal life has always taken precedence over my professional one without a modicum of regret.”
Thompson famously dated Elvis Presley for four years, and was married to Olympic gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce), as well as record producer David Foster. Those relationships are now the focus of Thompson’s new memoir, called A Little Thing Called Life.
Even after all this time, Thompson still carries some love in her heart for Elvis, as she told the Star-Telegram in March. Fans of “The King” are sure to enjoy Thompson’s new book, as she provides an inside look into what life with him was really like.
Thompson’s famous relationships with Elvis and others have provided her with an incredible life story. Because of that, she feels a sense of duty to share her story with the world:
“My time on this planet has presented me with extraordinary circumstances, opportunities for growth and the gift of deep and abiding love. I feel a responsibility to life itself to share my experiences in the hope that others may find solace, inspiration, forgiveness, hope and a sense of connection in their own lives…From my heart to yours. I share my story.”
Between all of her personal achievements and famous relationships, Thompson certainly has a story worth telling. We’re interested to read what she has to say about Elvis in her new memoir, which will be available on August 23.
What about you? Are you going to pick up a copy of Thompson’s book?