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My Family, the Jacksons Paperback – October 1, 1990


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 226 pages
  • Publisher: St Martins Mass Market Paper (October 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312923503
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312923501
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.7 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,685,925 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It is surely a book that every Michael Jackson's fan should read.
Mirella Giurco
She breaks down the families personalities in the books so you will understand them better, why Michael is so sensitive and talented, to Randy's being independent.
orlesher bell
I must confess that I read this book online and do it really quickly.
ALAL

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By orlesher bell on July 10, 2002
Format: Paperback
I enjoyed this book alot i read it to myself and my mon, it's excellent. Katherine tells an honest heartwrenching story about her family, this comes from the person who knows them the best.She really let's you know that her family is just as much as normal human beings as everyone else.She breaks down the families personalities in the books so you will understand them better, why Michael is so sensitive and talented, to Randy's being independent. This is a really great book.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 30, 1998
Format: Paperback
I found it so refreshing to read a book about the first family of Pop Music without all the tabloid garbage. Katherine tells the story from her POV which is the truth. After all she experienced everything first hand as the Matriarch of the Jacksons. She starts off with her own childhood to the infamous to do with Latoya in 1989 struggling all the while to keep the family together.
It is a heartwarming and straight forward story that only a mother can tell and Katherine does an excellent job on it. My wish is that she would write a sequel so that she can up to date us all on what the family is up to now and share with us her thoughts on two of her newest and most famous grandbabies of them all, namely Prince Michael(PJ) Jackson and Paris Katherine Michael,. A very good book which I highly urge everyone to read.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By BelizeanBeauty on August 15, 2009
Format: Paperback
Again the price is ridiculous and not worth it. I actually read this one online for free.

It took me a couple days because it started off very slow. It didn't get quite interesting until the family moved to California.
It was very positive and it was nice of Katherine to speak about each child, their personalities, hobbies, interests etc.

It was very refreshing compared to the negative press that surrounds the family.

Although it is a bit sugarcoated, and she left out alot of details that the movie, and other children speak about, it really showed a mothers view of the family. She knows them all best.

I was literally lol@ the parts about Michael and his weird tastes and excitement he found in things we are fearful of today. He was definately very humorous. Janet was always laid back and easy going, and Latoya:Prissy. Rebbie was the mother of the group. and of course the boys focus and interest was their music.

It was nice for different members of the family to include their input in the book as well. It would be nice if Katherine would release another book soon, and update us on the past few years.
Katherine was definately her childrens biggest fans, and that I found to be very sweet and supporting. Even at the age of 60 she spoke about being on the road with Janet, and still managing to get into the show like a 20 yr old would.

It is indeed a great read if you don't know much about the family and would like more information.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 27, 1998
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Katherine Jackson does a thorough job telling the story of the Jackson family through the years. Beginning in Gary, Indiana, with family singalongs, to school talent shows, to local clubs, to Motown and beyond, she saw it all. The book ends in 1989, with the "LaToya troubles", but gives ample coverage to all of the children individually and together, personally and professionally. All the children (except LaToya) cooperated, and most add their own recollections along the way.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ALAL on November 23, 2009
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I must confess that I read this book online and do it really quickly. I feel bored because so much of it are used in subsequent MJ books. The content is all very familiar. This is, of course, not the fault of the author.

Unlike her daughter's book, the writing in her book is not polished, just like she wrote what she said. The part I remember most is that she has a relative working for Michael in the Dangerous Tour. That man is someone like a carpenter, responsible to build the stage. He told us some interesting side stories of the Tour. That part I did not find quoted in any other books.

Katherine is a great woman, rearing so many children with music talent, keeping in mind she has such a nasty husband. Some people may critiise her not protecting her children enough. But as a mother myself, I understand the delimma a mother is facing acting in between the husband and the kids. Afterall a woman has to be very strong and tough in case your husband is always thinking of himself rather than the kids. Chinese has a saying ' the Greatest Love comes from the Mother (not a father) '. This is so true in her family.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Betty Jean Keenan on September 29, 2009
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Love it love it. If you can find one it's great reading from a mothers point of view.
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