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  • ISBN: 9781743032145
  • Format: eBook
  • Pub Date: 01/08/2004
  • Category: Biography & True Stories / Biography: general
    Biography & True Stories / Biography: arts & entertainment
  • Imprint: Macmillan
  • Price: $16.99
So much has now 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. Recent revelations are only the latest instalments of a saga that began decades ago. 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 the Michael Jackson we see and hear today, 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.

Author Information

J Randy Taraborrelli is one of our most highly acclaimed biographers, and the author of thirteen books including the major bestsellers Madonna: An Intimate Biography, Michael Jackson: The Magic and the Madness, and Once Upon a Time: The Story of Princess Grace, Prince Rainier and their Family. His most recent biography is The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe.

Randy Taraborrelli is an internationally bestselling author. His books include Call Her Miss Ross - The Unauthorized Biography of Diana Ross, Madonna: An Intimate Biography and Michael Jackson - The Magic and the Madness. The Los Angeles writer is also the author of the headline making 1997 biography of Frank Sinatra, Sinatra - A Complete Life and the story of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier, Once Upon a Time.

Taraborrelli is not only a respected US journalist, he is also a recognizable entertainment personality and in-demand guest on many US television programs, including Today, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Larry King - Live, Entertainment Tonight, CNN - Headline News and Matt Lauer's Headliners & Legends. (Taraborrelli was the reporter who broke the world-wide exclusive on Michael Jackson's divorce for CNN). Additionally, Taraborrelli has appeared on major television programs all over the world in promotion of foreign editions of his books.