I hate to admit it, but today is my 39th birthday.  (I started counting when I was

twenty!)  Accordingly, I am offering 500 autographed copies of THE PRESLEY PLOT

to the first person who can correctly state the names of the other 3 famous and

talented Americans who were born today.  (No cheating!)  Naturally, you will be

obliged to purchase said books on Amazon.com (hopefully at the end of June)

BUT…..  the autographs are free!

Now for some fascinating news about…..  ELVIS PRESLEY!

When the King was found dead in his Graceland mansion in August, 1977,

he was first interred in a crypt in Memphis Cemetery (with his mother) but two

months later, both were reburied in Meditation Garden at Graceland.

So…..  Elvis Presley’s original crypt is now being auctioned off!  (No joke.)

The sale is being conducted by Julien’s Auctions of Beverly Hills, and the

bidding starts at…..  $100,000!

I hear they had to erect a fence around the crypt…..   people were dying to get in!

If you see me at the auction, don’t wave.  (They might think you’re bidding on the


Well, Elvis may have left the building, but the building is now for sale.

Good luck to all you bidders!


Doc Yanoff


P.S.   The answers to the quiz:  Patrick Henry, Bob Hope, JFK.


No, it’s not Elvis Presley’s birthday, but…  MINE!    (The King was born on January

8, 1935)  In fact, if he had not passed away on August 16, 1977, he would be….

VERY OLD!)  Somewhere around 77 years of age!

Actually, it’s not even my birthday, which is officially celebrated in 10 southern states, two foreign countries, and the District of Slovakia, on May 29th.

Nevertheless, I will be celebrating my own birth today, and in so doing, I have sent

my mother a “congratulations card” for giving birth to me.  (Truthfully, what choice

did she have?)  Seriously though, this is an especially wonderful birthday thanks to

all my family and friends and the marvelous good luck I have recently experienced

with the publication of the (now) International Best-Seller…  THE PRESLEY PLOT!


(the birthplace of Elvis) the city fathers (and a couple of mothers) are holding their

annual ELVIS FESTIVAL!   (June 1, 2, and 3 are the main days.)  If you find yourself

or someone else anywhere near Tupelo, you should definitely check this out.  My book

will not be available in time for me to appear as a guest speaker or sign autographed

copies, but I do intend to visit Tupelo in mid-July.  I have some interesting publicity

events lined up and will post them as time draws near.

Please remember that there is still time to purchase a modest gift for your favorite

author!  (I have plenty of clothes, but I do need a new sports car…  preferably a pink

cadillac!)  Take care, all, and remember that this weekend is not about me, Elvis, or

anyone else except the brave men and women who serve and protect us in all

branches of the military.  Thank God we still have folks like them!

I salute them all….

Doc Yanoff