Michael Jackson by J. Randy Taraborrelli
The Magic, The Madness, The Whole Story, 1958-2009

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 5 Critic Reviews



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. 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.

About J. Randy Taraborrelli

See more books from this Author
J. Randy Taraborrelli is a respected journalist, a recognizable entertainment personality, and in-demand guest on many television programs. He is the bestselling author of eight books. Taraborrelli is a reporter for the Times (London), Paris Match, and The Daily Mail (UK) and a contributor to Redbook, McCall's, and Good Housekeeping.
Published July 15, 2009 by Grand Central Publishing. 768 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Michael Jackson

The Guardian

See more reviews from this publication

While she waited for Michael Jackson's memorial service to begin at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on 7 July, the Sky News anchor asked her guests, including Lou Ferrigno, the Incredible Hulk actor, billed as the singer's friend and personal trainer, whether now that he was dead, we could forg...

Aug 02 2009 | Read Full Review of Michael Jackson: The Magic, T...

The Washington Post

'Michael Jackson Turns 30.' " If this is hubris, at least it offers relief from watching every reporter who'd ever talked to someone who'd heard of someone who'd interviewed Michael Jackson jockey for five minutes on CNN.

Aug 04 2009 | Read Full Review of Michael Jackson: The Magic, T...

Huffington Post

Out of Csikszentmihaly's list of 10 complex personality traits of creative people, which were based on interviews with a wide variety of creative people, I think these three are the most relevant to creative performers:.

Mar 06 2011 | Read Full Review of Michael Jackson: The Magic, T...

London Review of Books

The star was about to be made bankrupt over a $240 million debt to the Bank of America – he was also being sued by 90 of Neverland Ranch’s employees, who hadn’t been paid for some time – when the bank sold the debts to the Fortress Investment Group, which has issued Jackson with a $270 million lo...

May 02 2005 | Read Full Review of Michael Jackson: The Magic, T...


But if I, Michael Jackson, were to say, ‘I’m an alien from Mars and I eat live chickens and do a voodoo dance at midnight,” people would say, ‘Oh, man, that Michael Jackson is nuts.

Dec 10 2010 | Read Full Review of Michael Jackson: The Magic, T...

Reader Rating for Michael Jackson

An aggregated and normalized score based on 276 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review