Michael Jackson: The Magic, the Madness, the Whole Story

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Sidgwick & Jackson, 2009 - African American singers - 768 pages
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A top 10 bestseller, this definitive biography of Michael Jackson is now completely updated to include the events leading to the untimely death of the star. J. Randy Taraborrelli is the expert on Michael Jackson, having known him since they were both teenagers and having interviewed the singer and his family many times.

So much has been written about the life and career of Michael Jackson that it has become almost impossible to disentangle the man from the myth. J. Randy Taraborrelli cuts through the tabloid rumours and innuendo, the conflicting stories and lurid accusations, to reveal the real man. From his drilling as a child star through the blooming of his talent, from his ever-changing personal appearance to his marriages, from his addictions to his love for his children, we see what motivated one of the greatest performers of all time. Objective and revealing, this book combines impeccable research, brilliant story-telling and a clear-sighted understanding of the forces that shaped Michael's life and his death.

'The most authoritative book ever written about Michael Jackson' Daily Mail

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User Review  - Whisper1 - LibraryThing

Most likely, I've exhausted the subject of Michael Jackson and this will be the last book I'll read about him. Still, no matter how much is read, I'm always left with the sad, sad feeling of a small ... Read full review

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User Review  - mjYanaGirl - LibraryThing

While the book does provide insight into Michael's life outside the spotlight, I cant help but feel that Randy emblished many of the suppose conversations, emotions and reactions he writes about. It ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

J. Randy Taraborrelli is one of our most highly acclaimed biographers, and the author of thirteen books including the major bestsellers Madonna: An Intimate Biography, Michael Jackson: The Magic and the Madness, and Once Upon a Time: The Story of Princess Grace, Prince Rainier and their Family. His most recent biography is The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe.

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