Starting Over

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Simon and Schuster, May 29, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 432 pages
Michael Jackson’s closest sister pulls back the curtain to reveal the inner workings of the Jackson family, Michael’s tortured soul, and her own love for her brother in this intimate portrait of a beloved, yet troubled, pop legend.

In this shocking New York Times bestselling memoir, La Toya Jackson pays heartfelt tribute to her legendary brother Michael’s tortured soul and offers unprecedented insight into the troubled entertainer’s tragic destruction.

La Toya Jackson was always closer to Michael than anyone knew. Now, she sheds light on the intimate moments she shared with the beloved pop legend and unveils the disturbing behind-the-scenes dealings that she believes foretold his death. Like Michael, La Toya experienced an upbringing that made her vulnerable to exploitation, and her own journey led to hell and back at the hands of her former manager and husband. Here, in vivid and candid detail, she reveals the most painful episodes of her deeply personal story and explores how anyone—regardless of fame, fortune, or status—can be trapped in a cycle of abuse. La Toya ultimately found the courage to break free, rebuild her life and career, and reconcile with her close-knit family. Her unforgettable story will touch the hearts of millions of fans and inspire anyone who feels as if there’s nowhere to go that it is possible to truly start over. . . .
 

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Gail Green Latoya had it hard during her marriage life but that God she is free now to move on.that goes to show the fans be careful what you ask for because you do not know what goes on in a persons life famous or not

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Contents

CONTENTS
90
The Puppet Master at Work
117
Living in Hell
130
The Beginning of the End
142
Risking It All
155
Free at Last Free at Last
167
Baby Steps
175
Starting Over
187
Facing Down Allegations as a Family
289
The Final Days ofNeverland
296
The Trial of a Lifetime
305
A New Lease on Life
325
The Final Days
344
The Worst Day of My Life
357
Trying to Make Sense of the Tragedy
366
The Investigation Intensifies
373

A Family Reunion and a Faceoff in Court
206
Rebuilding a Life
215
Learning to Trust Again
222
Free the World
232
A Dirty Business
244
Family Reunion
253
The Quiet Before the Storm
266
The Conspiracy Is Revealed
280
A Family Loss
380
Inside the Conspiracy
389
A Smile for the Public
400
Eyewitness Accounts of a Coverup
410
Starting Over Again
423
Acknowledgments
427
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La Toya Jackson is the fifth of the famous Jackson siblings. A beloved international superstar in her own right and a bestselling author, she earned public respect and affection for her triumph over her abusive relationship. Recently, she completed her forthcoming album Startin' Over. She has been seen on many television programs, including Celebrity Apprentice.

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