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, June 3, 2014
This review is from: Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days (Kindle Edition)
I have just finished reading it, and although I love the way it's written, I can say that it left me with a heavy heart. Because Michael's life was so difficult and painful, and nobody seemed to be there for him. I've been his fan for many years, and I've read lots of books about Michael. This book doesn't have much information I did not know before, yet it is written with the kind of affection and warmth that gets right through to you. You can feel desperation of these two guys who were left practically alone to deal with everything that was going on. At times they did not even get paid, and they could not just turn around and walk away because they could not leave Michael and his children unassisted and unprotected, period. There would be nobody to step in. And I want to thank them for that. For being there even when things got bad. Not too professional to get so emotional about a client? Well, I don't care. Seeing the way Michael's life was back then, it makes you feel sympathy for the man. Makes you less judgmental. Less biased. And it helps you understand Michael and the way he was a little better.
As for personal information, I could not find anything that would disturb me. All the stories involving children are delivered tactfully. Although one of Michael's lady friends was named by her real name in the end, and I don't think that was appropriate, they should have stuck to using their code names. In all the rest - I love the book. It's about Michael the man, and not about Michael the King of Pop. Precious to anyone who got tired of constant criticism aimed at him. Bittersweet. It makes me slightly happier to know he did enjoy his time with his kids. At least, he could have that much.
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