Before You Judge Me

Before You Judge Me

The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson's Last Days

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A powerful chronicle of the sixteen weeks leading up to King of Pop Michael Jackson's death
Michael Jackson's final months were like the rest of his short and legendary life: filled with deep lows and soaring highs, a constant hunt for privacy, and the pressure and fame that made him socially fragile and almost--ultimately--unable to live.
With the insight and compassion that he brought to his bestselling telling of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s final year, Tavis Smiley provides a glimpse into the superstar's life in this emotional, honest, yet celebratory book. Readers will witness Jackson's campaign to recharge his career--hiring and firing managers and advisors, turning to and away from family members, fighting depression and drug dependency--while his one goal remained: to mount the most spectacular series of shows the world had ever seen. BEFORE YOU JUDGE ME is a humanizing look at Jackson's last days.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2016
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9780316259095
0316259098
Branch Call Number: B Jackson Smiley 2016
Characteristics: vi, 277 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Ritz, David

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Jul 07, 2016

The author, did NOT do proper research on this book.

He would have OPINIONS about what Michael was thinking. HOW COULD HE POSSIBLY KNOW WHAT MICHAEL WAS THINKING DURING A SPECIFIC EVENT OR WHAT WAS KEEPING HIM AWAKE AT NIGHT?

He did not know Michael . The author even states in the book "In the final analysis, though, it is an interpretation born out of my own understanding".

The author stated in various interviews that he didn't associate with Michael and didn't know him well. He asserted that he doesn't know about the false allegations because "he wasn't there". How can you do a biography based on your understanding??? and not facts????

He comments that Michael did not have any interest in what was going on in the news. This could NOT be further from the truth.
Many of Michael's songs were written about his great concern for preserving the environment, and his stance against war.

Michael, while preparing for the "This Is It" tour, was planning a very special 3D presentation of "Earth Song". It was VERY important to him. Part of this 3D presentation was shown in the movie "This Is It".

I had been looking forward to reading this book, but it not anymore.

I suggest great caution in reading this book. It is not a properly researched book.

I gave it one star out of 5.

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