Moonwalk

Moonwalk

Book - 2009
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A rerelease of the autobiography of the King of Pop discusses his fame, his first love, his plastic surgery, and his exceptional career and the often bizarre rumors that surrounded it, and augments these reflections with rare personal photos.
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, [2009]
ISBN: 9780307716989
0307716988
Branch Call Number: BIO JACKSON M. Jackson 10/2009
Characteristics: 300 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,24 cm.

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ManMachine
Oct 09, 2015

Well, let me tell ya - While reading Michael Jackson's "Moonwalk" (the story about the man-in-the-mirror) 27 years after it was written, and six years following his death, I found it to be something of a genuinely eerie, and yes, even sad experience.

I thought this was especially so since we all now know what a truly lonely and troubled life Jackson led, becoming an ageing pop star whose world was steadily closing in around him, and, literally, suffocating him in his very existence.

To be sure, even back at the age of 30 (though Michael did try to retain a purely optimistic attitude throughout his narration in "Moonwalk") big troubles and a pessimistic outlook towards the music industry was already creeping into these early memoirs from "The Gloved-One".

Throughout "Moonwalk" Michael made it very clear that his most important goal as a pop idol was to make his audience happy, with his own personal happiness obviously taking a back-seat in this selfless quest of his.

Anyway - Even though I did find "Moonwalk" to be something of an incomplete and unsatisfactory story from Michael Jackson, it certainly did give me a brief glimpse of a young man who gave his everything for his audience, but took so very little for himself (only to wind up alone and dead at the age of 51).

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Derringer
Aug 13, 2015

"Moonwalk" was written by a 30-year-old Michael Jackson shortly after the release of his chart-topping album "Bad" in 1987.

At this point in time Jackson was at the absolute peak of his music career. This was also the time when he was undergoing a number of cosmetic-surgery operations. As well - Questions regarding his sexuality were being brought to the attention of the ever-curious public.

Though Michael does not address the issue of his gender preference in "Moonwalk", he does vaguely touch on the subject of his drastic weight loss and facial reconstruction.

For the most part, Jackson tells us in "Moonwalk" about being a performer whose love of his music and the adoration of his fans were the two most important things of all to him.

Personally, I found "Moonwalk" to be a very simple and direct story from Jackson who was just beginning to feel the stress and anxiety that, unfortunately, came along with the price of being a world-celebrated superstar.

..... And, of course, the remainder of Michael Jackson's life (we all know now) is history.

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MartaLovesMJ4Ever
Jun 01, 2014

This book was so beautifully put together. Thank U MJ for opening
your heart & allowing Us into your world
& into your heart. U will forever remain in my heart:)

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acej
Sep 12, 2013

This was a great read and extremely insightful into the life of Michael and the Jackson family. I enjoy learning about the journeys artists have and seeing their trials and tribulations. Sure it only chronicles Jackson life up until a certain point, but a definitely good informative read.

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TonyTucci
Dec 08, 2011

A 2009 reissue of Jackson's original 1988 autobiography, with new introduction and afterword sections. This book captures MJ at the height of his fame and glory, before the paternity suits, child molestation trials, and flirtations with bankruptcy. Gives more fuel for speculation on his relationship with Diana Ross. Good assortment of previously private photos, colour concert pics. Unfortunately, a couple of pages has been torn out which covered the Victory tour. I wish people would stop doing that. Shameful, really.

MEEMEE352 Nov 14, 2011

i love michael jackson i was his # 1 fan i cryed when he past away i really miss him bad

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opl22950005731922
Aug 13, 2010

How nice the Library still holds a few copies of the 1988 edition!

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vrede
Aug 13, 2010

It was great with lots of picturesbutI have read better books to be honest.But I suggest it to all Michael lovers! :)

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Jan 29, 2013

“In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.”

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Jan 29, 2013

“I'm Starting With The Man In
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His Ways
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If You Wanna Make The World
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Then Make A Change”

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haileabraham
Jan 29, 2013

“When they say the sky's the limit to me that's really true”

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