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"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."                                          
--Philadelphia Inquirer 

"An intriguing and well-written account of a guy who just can't help being an Elvis impersonator.
 --The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal