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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Crown Archetype; First Edition edition (October 13, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307716988
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307716989
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (293 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"If you read just one book on Jackson, this should be the one you choose" The Sun "A revealing and now poignant insight into one of entertainment's most bewildering individuals" Sport magazine --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

MICHAEL JACKSON was the undisputed King of Pop and has been called "the greatest entertainer who ever lived."

SHAYE AREHEART was, along with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Michael Jackson's original editor.

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Customer Reviews

Michael Jackson IS music.
L. Hastings
The book kinda feels like Michael is sitting there with you at the time of the writing, telling you his life story.
Joecooler2u
It's a great book,and a must have for any MJ fan!
Kayla Colyar

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243 of 252 people found the following review helpful By Forever MJ Fan on July 8, 2008
Format: Hardcover
For all those people who choose to believe the crap that's written about Michael Jackson, I suggest you all take a look inside yourselves. This book Moonwalk is a a wonderful book giving Michael's point of view of his rise to fame, his family, and his relationships. This book was written in 1988, several years prior to the madness that surrounded him. I'm insulted that the people who are selling this book are actually selling it for 1 cent! That is ultimate disrespect for a person who has given us so much joy and great music for 40 years of his life. He deserves to be seen as a human being, not the freak that the media and the American public make him out to be! This other book that the so called critic is recommending "Be Careful Who You Love" is just another smear campaign. It's bad enough this man's life has been in shambles the past few years. But all the public wants to do is to continue to beat him into the ground until their's nothing left. Michael Jackson is simply a man who has tried all his life to help others. Now he's being crucified because of the lies of some very greedy people. Try reading all the facts before you continue to judge someone.
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156 of 162 people found the following review helpful By L. Marbly on July 1, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I've had this book in my possession since 1988, I read it back then and I just read it again cover to cover in one sitting, it took me 5 hours and it was worth it. The book is a good read because it helps you to understand the mind of MJ and especially in light of his recent and tragic passing, the read was also sad and telling. He talks of his insecurities, the lack of closeness with his father, his embarrassing moments etc. What I gathered from this book was he was a highly sensitive and gentle nature. He will be truly missed. A must read for any die hard fan.
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By "thetruemoonwalker" on November 9, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Okay, we all may know what Michael Jackson is all about these days. We know that he dangled his youngest child over a balcony in Germany, he has totally altered his face since the earlier days,and yes, his skin is currently white, but wait! Stop there for just a second.
Go back to the year 1988. Michael Jackson is still capitalizing on the success of his first two major-label albums and has just released his third album, Bad. He is wondering what's next for him. He decides to write a tell-all autobiography, explaining his past, present, and future in music and the entertainment business. He also explains his love life, his ability to come up with extraordiary music, short films, and even dance moves, and also tries to clear up some of the nasty rumors that have since plagued his career.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is the single greatest autobiography I have ever read in my life! Not only does Michael express his feelings about music, children, and personal life, but he also displays true detail and emotion within every single sentence. If you are a die-hard Michael Jackson fan, you will really want this book!
No matter what anybody will ever say about him, Michael Jackson is, has been, and always will be the greatest musical artist in the history of this world!
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83 of 91 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 1, 1999
Format: Hardcover
If you're a Michael Jackson fan, you'll love this! First of all; it's written by Michael himself!!! He has told some golden memories, good and bad things that have happened to him. I found some new things I didn't have a clue before... he has written such a cute things, and there were so beautiful text that I just cried many times while reading!!! I kept thinking "Michael has said this to himself... these are his own words" :) So, I really recommend this book to anyone who is even a little bit interested in the King of Pop (by the way, it's NOT self-proclaimed KoP!!!!)
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By mj1luva on July 31, 2006
Format: Hardcover
omg michael jackson is a true legend. i was really suprised how the book turned out.. it made alot of sense. i loved it he is so talented n gorgeous. his other book dancing the dream is also good. I love the part in moonwalk in chpt 5 when he explains the surgeries he's had and how the public over does it ..he then states that its his face and he should know . i love that part its just a really good book n far from boring.. omg i read it in just one day.. actually i have one more chpt to go i started at about 7 last nite it is now 2:55 in the moring.. its soooo goood
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 4, 2000
Format: Hardcover
this book puts alot of things into Perspective.about his Music,Life,and outlook on many different topics.i was really hyped about this book back in 88.he is the King Of Pop.nobody can touch him.a true Genius&Legend.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Dian Yamin on August 17, 2009
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I have read this book a few times and will be.. many more times..!

This is Michael Jackson's autobiography describing his early days-1988 era (this book was first published in 1988). He mentions that he wanted to write this book as he tells stories. That is why when I read this book I feel like MJ was in front of me telling me his great chapters of his life (Chapter 1: Just kids with a dream, Chapter 2: The promised land, Chapter 3: Dancing Machine, Chapter 4: Me and Q, Chapter 5: The Moonwalk, Chapter 6: All you need is love). The whole writings, generally in my personal impression, are about his journey from each success he made from the early The Jacksons Five era, The Jacksons 5, back to The Jacksons to his own career (making Off The Wall, Thriller and Bad albums); including Victory Tour. How he tells the readers a great outcome comes from a great work is amazing. The great works are so great so that I can't tell with any amazing words here. For example, he tells the making of Thriller Album with massive works.

When he tells about his family life, he tells it by convincing the readers how normal and natural the family life is just like others.. like mine.. it's the dynamic of hate-love, hate-apology, sweetness-bitterness.. a painting of life. I love when I read how he describes his sister 'LaToya', it's just the way an ordinary brother telling about his sister.. so natural.. In most of my time reading his family life, I was.. smiling and laughing imagining I did the same things with my sisters and brothers.. while wondering why people think he hates his father..
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