- Hardcover: 149 pages
- Publisher: Doubleday; 1st edition (July 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0385422776
- ISBN-13: 978-0385422772
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.8 x 9.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (132 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #941,439 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dancing the Dream: Poems and Reflections Hardcover – June 1, 1992
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Top Customer Reviews
The book is printed 100% on glossy paper and has tons of pictures. It contains Jackson's observation on life, humanity, god, the world and children. It takes you places only Michael Jackson can.
So, in a word? Breathtaking. Get it right now!!!
This book is delightful to read - a must read for Michael Jackson fans. Unfortunately, due to his recent tragic death, it's hard to find at a reasonable, affordable price anymore. I'm sure you can get your hands on it somehow though at a library. As I read this, I could almost hear Michael Jackson saying the things he writes in my head. The pages also contain artwork and some absolutely beautiful pictures of Michael.
His short essays, even more than his poems, are a pleasure to read because they really present Michael as a human being who is so curious and simple. He wonders about things like the stars and makes keen observations about things that most people would find too insignificant to notice - like how elephants always have to stand, even when they're sleeping. He thought that the things most people would disregard were worth thinking about. He thought about everything! This simplicity allows the reader to connect with him. This book reminds me of his song, Human Nature because the reader really get's a glimpse into Michael's human nature in this book. He asks why. He writes a lot about children as well which really captures the purity and innocence in how he connects with children.
After reading this book, I was left with only one thought (aside from how insanely gorgeous this man was): what couldn't Michael Jackson do? He could write, dance, sing, compose music, act...He encompassed all the forms of art and in everything he did, he made sure he was the best at it. This book is a small glimpse into the beautiful mind of Michael Jackson. Anyone who wants to know anything about Michael the person, rather than the celebrity, should read this book first.
If you're looking for the world's best poetry or writings, this isn't it. But if you're looking for a glimpse of Michael Jackson's heart, if you want to escape the harsh realities of everyday life and indulge in the idealistic dreams of someone who genuinely looks for the good in the world, then this is the book for you.
Any time I'm feeling down, I can always pick up this book and read a few pages and it always makes me feel better :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you love michael you'll love this book. It's a nice insight into some of his philosophies and passions. A must for any major fan/collector. I love it! MJ 4EVERPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Writings by Michael... personal reflections. Some, apparently, were lyrics in process, because we encounter them also in songs. Read morePublished 3 months ago by M. D. Love
A must have for the MJ collector and those who are curious about his creative spirit.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
SUCH a lovely work-----gorgeous pictures-----written by a beautiful soul who gave the world brilliant music, lyrics, and dance. An inspiration to millions. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Michael Jackson was a genius, an incredible man of many talents, from artist, dancer, choreographer, composer, singer, writer, and poet, as he shows so commandingly in this... Read morePublished 8 months ago by N. Hamilton