I, Elvis – Confessions of a Counterfeit King
“A rollicking piece of gonzo journalism… Henderson’s great achievement is to convey, in elequantly droll prose, what it’s like to imagine being a great performer–‘the Elvis equivalent of flying dreams’–in the face of real-world evidence to the contrary. A jolly, sparkling trip through Elvis country.
–Kirkus Reviews (*starred*)
“Here’s a guy who knows what it means to stretch into a role…The book offers rewards of insight and humor. Above all, it’s one-stop shopping for those who think a sounding of the realm of Elvis worship every now and then is important to an understanding of modern American culture. Which it is. And Henderson is a sensitive and experienced prober of that realm.”
–The (Raleigh) News and Observer
“Henderson has outdone himself with his rollicking (and rocking) version of what George Plimpton did so brilliantly: walk a mile in fantasy shoes…Even readers who have never thought much about the subject of Elvis impersonators (or on the subject of the King himself) will find themselves captivated…This is a hilarious, informative, and inspiring trip through Elvis country and Henderson is adept at making readers feel like they’re riding shotgun
–Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Funny, and informative to boot. (Henderson) has an endearing, self-deprecating wit.”
“An intriguing and well-written account of a guy who just can’t help being an Elvis impersonator.
–The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal