Jermaine Jackson—older than Michael by four years—offers a keenly observed memoir tracing his brother’s life starting from their shared childhood and extending through the Jackson 5 years, Michael’s phenomenal solo career, his loves, his suffering, and his tragic end. It is a sophisticated, no-holds-barred examination of the man, aimed at fostering a true and final understanding of who he was, why he was, and what shaped him.
Jermaine knows the real Michael as only a brother can. In this raw, honest, and poignant account, he reveals Michael the private person, not Michael “the King of Pop.”
Jermaine doesn’t flinch from tackling the tough issues: the torrid press, the scandals, the allegations, the court cases, the internal politics, the ill-fated This Is It tour, and disturbing developments in the days leading up to Michael’s death. But where previous works have presented only thin versions of a media construct, he provides a rare glimpse into the complex heart, mind, and soul of a brilliant but sometimes troubled entertainer. As a witness to history on the inside, Jermaine is the only person qualified to deliver the real Michael and reveal what made him tick, his private opinions, and unseen emotions through the most headline-making episodes of his life.
Filled with keen insight, rich in anecdotes and behind-the-scenes detail, You Are Not Alone is the book for any true Michael Jackson fan and for anyone trying to make sense of the artist whose death was so premature.
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A Must Read
This book gives another insight on Michael Jackson. As an MJ fan I am glad that I got this book...It's a fun read yet heartbreaking at times but overall a great read. You can feel the love and support of a brother.
No Photos in Ebook
Wow it was an excellent book but I was disgusted by the fact that Simon & schuster included 2 photos in the preview and went out of their way to include all the copyright IMHO on all the photos but didn't include any of the photos. I recommend you buy a hard copy of this book to read, don't enrich their coffers by downloading a book that talks about photos they didn't see fit to include.
I hope I can get this book for Christmas and I will be exicted to read it when I get it I am a true fan of Michael Jackson and I love and repsect him. I hope more people will review this.