I had the pleasure of meeting Dee Elias at the Fest for Beatles Fans in Chicago and finding out about her book ‘Confessions of a Beatlemaniac: A true story of a fan who broke all the rules to meet the Beatles!‘ Without even reading a word, I got the impression that Dee’s story is going to become huge among other Beatles fans.
Though this book is currently listed on Amazon.com as being for ages 10 – 18, it’s definitely a multi-generational read. Taken from the pages of Dee’s diary when she was 14-16 years old, this book tells of the extent to which Dee, her friends and many other Beatlemaniacs would go to just to get close to the Beatles. This is the story of how she honed her technique by managing to meet other stars like Sonny & Cher and Simon & Garfunkel.
Why did she wait so long to tell her story? When I spoke with her at the fest, she said not only did she think no one would be interested, she also was still keeping her antics a secret from her parents 50 years later!
If you’re looking for a fun book directly from the heart of a true Beatle fan who was THERE, you’ll enjoy this quick (168 page) read. (And you absolutely won’t want to miss the story of Dee’s encounter with Billy J. Kramer!)
You can follow Dee on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Confessionsofabeatlemaniac
I rate this book: 4 out of 4 Beetles