You Are Not Alone by Jermaine Jackson
Michael, Through a Brother's Eyes

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Jermaine Jackson—older than Michael by four years—offers a keenly observed memoir tracing his brother’s life starting from their shared childhood and extending through the Jackson 5 years, Michael’s phenomenal solo career, his loves, his suffering, and his tragic end. It is a sophisticated, no-holds-barred examination of the man, aimed at fostering a true and final understanding of who he was, why he was, and what shaped him.

Jermaine knows the real Michael as only a brother can. In this raw, honest, and poignant account, he reveals Michael the private person, not Michael “the King of Pop.”

Jermaine doesn’t flinch from tackling the tough issues: the torrid press, the scandals, the allegations, the court cases, the internal politics, the ill-fated This Is It tour, and disturbing developments in the days leading up to Michael’s death. But where previous works have presented only thin versions of a media construct, he provides a rare glimpse into the complex heart, mind, and soul of a brilliant but sometimes troubled entertainer. As a witness to history on the inside, Jermaine is the only person qualified to deliver the real Michael and reveal what made him tick, his private opinions, and unseen emotions through the most headline-making episodes of his life.

Filled with keen insight, rich in anecdotes and behind-the-scenes detail, You Are Not Alone is the book for any true Michael Jackson fan and for anyone trying to make sense of the artist whose death was so premature.
 

About Jermaine Jackson

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Jermaine Jackson, fourth-born in the musical family dynasty, was an original member of the Jackson 5. Singer, record producer, and composer, Jermaine is widely perceived as the Jackson family’s spokesperson, both before and after Michael’s death. He is the father to seven children and lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Halima.
 
Published September 13, 2011 by Touchstone. 466 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Jermaine Jackson sets out to resurrect the tarnished legacy of late superstar brother Michael in an emotionally charged memoir.

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The Guardian

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The first time Jackson was accused of child molestation, Cascio's father's reaction was to pull his son out of school and send him to Tel Aviv to keep Jackson company on tour.

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The Guardian

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What was Michael Jackson really like? Two insider accounts paint subtly different pictures

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The Telegraph

You Are Not Alone: Michael Through a Brother's Eyes by Jermaine Jackson It’s hard to repress this memory when reading Jermaine Jackson’s account of the Michael he knew.

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Suite 101

Legendary pairings in the world of pop culture have come and gone, but one of the few to stand the test of time is the symbiosis of Smith and Mapplethorpe.

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The Bookbag

We are left with the impression that the wounds were not healed for a long time (phone calls and messages never returned surely tell their own story), yet all credit is due to Jermaine for not merely airbrushing it out of the story.

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Austin Chronicle

You Are Not Alone Michael, his older brother Jermaine's recount of that rhinestones-to-diamonds life, explains the chaos, writing in depth about the unorthodox specifics of the family's Gary, Ind., upbringing (remember that time the Jackson boys carried those cinder blocks around the house?

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