This major biography includes the behind-the-scenes story to many of the landmarks in Jackson's life: his legal and commercial battles, his marriages to Lisa Marie Presley and Debbie Rowe, his passions and addictions, his children; objective and revealing, it carries the hallmarks of all of Taraborrelli's best-sellers: impeccable research, brilliant storytelling and definitive documentation.
So much has how been said and written about the life and career of Michael Jackson that it has become almost impossible to disentangle the man from the myth. This book is the fruit of over 30 years of research and hundreds of exclusive interviews with a remarkable level of access to the very closest circles of the Jackson family - including Michael himself. Cutting through tabloid rumours, J. Randy Taraborrelli traces the real story behind Michael Jackson, from his drilling as a child star through the blooming of his talent to his ever-changing personal appearance and bizarre publicity stunts.
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Excellent place to start
I love the book, especially the vigorous objectivity (you can feel the pain and disappointment), but you could always feel the author's love and respect for Michael Jackson. It's a heartfelt book, but so inclusive. This is the definitive book on Michael, a must for anyone with an interest in the most legendary entertainer our world has ever known.
Detail but subjective
This book has insight on the details of Michael Jackson's personal and professional life, but definitely is subjective. The authors opinions ring clear through the writing style and sways the reader to develop certain beliefs about Jackson. I still enjoyed reading this, but took everything with a grain of salt.
After reading this book it had me felling all kinds of different emotions☺️and especially sadness when you get to the present and you know he's gone =..( RIP Michael Jackson fan for life >.<