Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

The Magic, the Madness, the Whole Story, 1958-2009

eBook - 2009
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There has never been a superstar who broke so many boundaries-- and so many taboos-- as Michael Jackson, yet achieved unheard-of commercial success. Taraborrelli cuts through the rumors and reveals the man behind the myth.
Publisher: New York, NY : Grand Central Pub., 2009
Edition: 1st eBook ed
ISBN: 9780446565684


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Dec 24, 2017

I found this book to be very insightful re how/why Michael is the way he is (was). But...it’s over 800 pages! And got tired of Daddy Joseph real quick. Book would be half the size if Daddy wasn’t always discussed (and I know...Daddy is the reason behind the cosmetic surgeries and Michael’s personality traits, but come on...show some editing strength).

Would recommend for Michael Jackson fans and if you’ve got a lot of time to kill...it does read like a gossip article.

Aug 12, 2014

Randy Taraborelli met Michael Jackson once, in a group setting with other members of the Jackson family, more than thirty years ago. He has inflated that one meeting into a claim of being a 'friend' and 'confidant'. He is neither, just a tabloid writer who is a bit more detailed than most. He presents as facts things he could not possibly know as he was not present when certain incidents occurred, and his sources include disgruntled ex-employees, including the proven thief Adrian McManus, whose account of the Neverland raid is totally bogus - she wasn't even there that day.

If you can skip this book, you should. Unfortunately an actual decent biography of Michael Jackson is yet to be written.

Mar 04, 2013

Careful when you read this. Much of it is not backed up by research or trustworthy sources. There is truth in here, but also a litter of tabloid junk. You're better off reading Moonwalker or Jermaine Jackson's You are not Alone. Another good source is the GQ article by Aphrodite Jones. Choose your info-givers wisely, as authors like this tend to botch the truth in order to sensationalize. Most books on MJ are only published by companies if the authors are willing to sensationalize things, or blatantly lie.

Apr 19, 2010

This is definately a book worth reading! From how his parents met to how he sadly passed away, this book tells the ENTIRE story of Michael Joseph Jackson. Legend, hero, icon, inspiration. This book will make you cry, and if you're a BIG fan, you will not be able to put it down. Even if you are not a fan, after reading this, you will become one. Almost guaranteed. It's all you need to know the real truth about Jackson's childhood, life, career, and sudden death, and how he changed the world.

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