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  • Herbert points out that Michael’s love of children made him an easy target for anyone who wanted to knock him off his pedestal, the first allegation affecting him deeply, only for him to be faced with yet another allegation

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      This book is one of the many that were rushed out on the death of the great superstar, Michael Jackson. I already know quite a lot about the man and I did not really have any faith that there would be anything new in this book and I was right.

      That said, if you do not know very much about Michael Jackson it seems to be a pretty good general overview of his life, starting with


      his childhood, pushed to perform with his older brothers as the Jackson 5, through his superstardom as an adult, solo performer, to his untimely death in June of 2009.

      One thing I did not know is that when Michael was a child, his greatest rival was Donny Osmond who quickly faded into obscurity as Michael was storming the world with his solo career.

      The author is fair and sympathetic to Michael and although there are no great revelations ...


      • in this book, it is refreshing in that it does not push any lies upon us for the sake of selling it, unlike other Jackson biographers.

        Herbert points out that Michael’s love of children made him an easy target for anyone who wanted to knock him off his pedestal, the first allegation affecting him deeply, only for him to be faced with yet another allegation.

        That Court case nearly destroyed him physically as he lost so

        much weight and turned all the more to the relief provided by prescription drugs which ended in his death this year.

        Herbert also points out that although many members of the public were turned off Michael Jackson, the fact that his This is It tour sold out in hours was proof that he was by no means finished as a performer.

        A simple book but at least it is refreshingly fair to the great Michael Jackson.




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