Untouchable by Randall Sullivan
The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson

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"A dishy Michael Jackson biography that makes the exhaustively covered King of Pop fascinating all over again."—People

“The first deep-dive narrative by a veteran journalist covering the King of Pop’s convoluted final years on earth . . . [Untouchable] helps cast Jackson in a new light.”—Los Angeles Times

“A tale of family, fame, lost childhood, and startling accusations never heard before.”—ABC Nightline

Untouchable portrays Michael Jackson’s life and death in unprecedented depth. Beginning with his last departure from Neverland, Sullivan captures Jackson's final years shuttling around the world, and plans to recapture his wealth and reputation with a comeback album and planned series of fifty mega-concerts. Sullivan delves deep into Jackson’s past, depicting a man both naive and deeply cunning, a devoted father whose parenting decisions created international outcry, a shrewd businessman whose failures nearly brought down a megacorporation, and an inveterate narcissist who desperately wanted a quiet, normal life. Sullivan has never-before-reported information about Jackson’s business dealings, the pedophilia allegations that besmirched his reputation, and the fate of his billion-dollar-plus estate, and exclusive access to inner-circle figures including Jackson’s former attorneys and managers. Untouchable is a remarkable portrait of the man who still reigns as King of Pop.
 

About Randall Sullivan

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Randall Sullivan was a contributing editor at Rolling Stone for over twenty years. He is also the author of The Price of Experience, LAbyrinth, and The Miracle Detective, the book that inspired the television show The Miracle Detectives, which premiered on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) in January 2011.
 
Published November 6, 2012 by Grove Press. 802 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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When former Rolling Stone senior editor Sullivan (The Miracle Detective: An Investigation of Holy Visions, 2004, etc.) was commissioned to write about the circumstances surrounding Michael Jackson’s shocking death in 2009, the author quickly grasped that only a book would do the bizarre story jus...

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Randall Sullivan’s “Untouchable” chronicles Michael Jackson’s over-the-top fame in a book that feels as though it was constructed out of recycled materials.

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Randall Sullivan’s “Untouchable” chronicles Michael Jackson’s over-the-top fame in a book that feels as though it was constructed out of recycled materials.

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Randall Sullivan’s “Untouchable” chronicles Michael Jackson’s over-the-top fame in a book that feels as though it was constructed out of recycled materials.

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I was warned that something like this might happen but I wasn’t prepared for how ruthless and well organized it would be.…Most of the people who’ve posted attacks of the book on Amazon haven’t read it, as they’ve made clear in various ways.…I’m grateful that there’s been some push back from peopl...

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Sullivan keeps his four primary sources anonymous but clearly found one-time Jackson manager Dr Tohme R Tohme a sympathetic figure and was impressed by Tom Mesereau , who defended Jackson in his 2005 molestation trial.

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