You Are Not Alone: Michael: Through a Brother's Eyes PDF

You Are Not Alone: Michael: Through a Brother's Eyes PDF



10 thoughts on “You Are Not Alone: Michael: Through a Brother's Eyes

  1. Nada Nada says:

    There s nothing they can say that can harm him now, Mother added p448 The Jackson Family are constantly vilified by the media for years and years majorly to discredit them whenever they spoke in defense for Michael Jackson Although, they have their own flaws who doesn t really and they ve done their share of things but with time I ve come to comprehend the extreme unfairness bestowed upon them I actually kind of admire their self restraint to not lash out facing all that pressur There s nothing they can say that can harm him now, Mother added p448 The Jackson Family are constantly vilified by the media for years and years majorly to discredit them whenever they spoke in defense for Michael Jackson Although, they have their own flaws who doesn t really and they ve done their share of things but with time I ve come to comprehend the extreme unfairness bestowed upon them I actually kind of admire their self restraint to not lash out facing all that pressure because God knows it gets too much to this day.Jermaine Jackson s account is loud and clear throughout this memoir he tells his side of history regarding what he knows and experienced as Michael Jackson s older sibling I have to say that when I re read this book several years after my first read, I appreciated it muchthe second time around 11 Years after the murder of Jackson and with the current situation had me reading between the lines of what Jermaine had to say about the wonderful life of a great human being who dedicated his life and career to overcome the impossible but his firm principle of not bending costed him quite a lot, and what he had in possession made him a target.This memoir is honest like it doesn t seek to prove anything, Jermaine is simply laying out the obvious truth about Jackson s life and the unjust treatment by the system as a whole He also refutes the claims about Jackson being a junkie or not being the biological father of his own children He presents the story as he experienced it growing up in the Jackson family, and beyond.Jermaine doesn t address his nor his family s personal lives that much except a bit here and there that would contribute to the subject s life he didn t bring up La Toya s false claims in early 90s she was instructed by her then abusive manager husband nor did he mention his ex Margaret Maldanado You Are Not Alone Michael Through a Brother s Eyes is an inspiring story despite being heart wrenching at the second and last halves of the book Jermaine wrote it in a simple, direct language that would deliver the message for all readers from all backgrounds He clears common misconceptions with a candid sense and the available facts.There are some parts where Jermaine left vague anecdote comment that you could pass by unnoticed but when you dig deeper, you find that it is not there for nothing it is purposeful and it gives indirect remark I had many AHA moments upon my second read.All in all, it s a better biography than most of the tabloidish popular ones it s forthright, inspirational, humorous, frustrating and heartbreaking in many instances I fell in love with Michael Jackson all the way through he deserved so much better, and like some banner held high at the 2005 trial said Michael, on behalf of mankind, we re sorry Check out Michael Jackson s own autobiography Moonwalk Starting Over and Jackson Family Values Memories of Madness


  2. Stephanie McCown Stephanie McCown says:

    This book gives the inside look at Michael s life through the eyes of his brother, Jermaine The book gives the reader and honest look at Michael s life, his struggles, his triumphs, his tragedies, his love for his family, his musical genius, his surprisingly strong business savvy, and so on Jermaine Jackson sets the record straight regarding the salacious allegations of the sexual abuse of children, getting to the heart of the matter by sharing information the general public did not get becaus This book gives the inside look at Michael s life through the eyes of his brother, Jermaine The book gives the reader and honest look at Michael s life, his struggles, his triumphs, his tragedies, his love for his family, his musical genius, his surprisingly strong business savvy, and so on Jermaine Jackson sets the record straight regarding the salacious allegations of the sexual abuse of children, getting to the heart of the matter by sharing information the general public did not get because it wouldn t have sold as many magazines as the sensationalalbeit entirely misleadingheadlines did Of everything shared in the book, I was most grateful for Jermaine Jackson s unflinching efforts toward sharing what was really going on with the allegations made against his brother I don t want to offer any spoilers, but I will say that I wish as big a deal was being made about the truth as was made about the lies Sadly, Michael left this world with his reputation forever damaged in the eyes of many people, and the truth matters little to them I was glad to see that Jermaine offered information that not only vindicates his little brother, but exposes his brother s accusers for what they are I will leave it to you to read the book to find out the rest.The book is well written and engaging,and allows the reader to see Michael in a light that the world denied him Michael was portrayed as a freak and a weirdo in the tabloid mags, never said to be the gentle and loving human being that he was who had struggles that perhaps he didn t always handle so well So much of what the general public remembers about MJ is the extensive plastic surgeries that lead to a look that ultimately taught him a painful lesson read the book , or he is remembered as a man accused of molesting children who, although found not guilty by a jury of his peers, was never able to live down the accusations made against him Ultimately, his life was cut short by shady characters with ulterior motives My heart broke as I read of his final days, realizing his death was something that could have been avoided if someone has just listened to his pleas for help as he began to understand that something was terribly wrong in his body but he didn t know what Read the book for the details Anyone who ever appreciated Michael Jackson and his work will enjoy this book Anyone who ever wanted to peel back the curtain of personae and see what was really going on with Michael and his family will enjoy the book Anyone who enjoys a good storyalbeit with a tragic endingwill enjoy the book Ultimately, the story is one of great struggle, triumph, and redemption While the story ends with tragedy, it also provides hope We can all make a difference in the world Michael Jackson s legacy of inspiration, generosity, love, and unyielding faith in the midst of adversity is one that will continue to impact and inspire people for generations The book ends with a story in which Michael s music and his name are known to children even in the remote regions of Africa I think that s inspiring I think if we all used to talent we re given and used it to the best of our ability, we can change the world, even to the furthest regions of the most remote places on the planet I think that s what Michael would have wanted his legacy to beone of inspiration to be our very best selves, and in doing so, heal the world, make it a better place


  3. Kerry Hennigan Kerry Hennigan says:

    I received the new UK paperback edition of Jermaine s book You Are Not Alone fromUK today and had to read the new final chapter then had to stop because I didn t want to burst into tears in the office believe me, it s happened This new edition, with the beautiful cover image of Michael age 31, captured by Annie Lebovitz, and the extra chapter September 2011 , merely emphasises the risks Michael ran in trusting with his life, in this instance people he liked and wanted to remai I received the new UK paperback edition of Jermaine s book You Are Not Alone fromUK today and had to read the new final chapter then had to stop because I didn t want to burst into tears in the office believe me, it s happened This new edition, with the beautiful cover image of Michael age 31, captured by Annie Lebovitz, and the extra chapter September 2011 , merely emphasises the risks Michael ran in trusting with his life, in this instance people he liked and wanted to remain loyal to in terms of his friendship and patronage As in some other instances involving his personal life, his career, his integrity and reputation, and, of course, his money, he was mistaken Fatally mistaken in Murray s case Even given Michael s determined insistance on such extreme, unconventional means of curing his chronic insomnia, as Jermaine expresses it the consequences on 25th June 2009 were so easily preventable, if only he had been in the hands of a competent doctor He certainly thought he was He was wrong In the new final chapter, Jermaine mentions an expert witness who was never called by the DDA Walgren but who could have helped, with his testimony, dispel the erroneous accusations of addiction which the press were so quickly to spread around the world, and repeat to this day Dr Chavez opinions make essential reading for anyone still having doubts whether about Demerol or Propofol as administered to Michael Jermaine now concludes You Are Not Alone with the Jackson s Unity tour, and explains how it feels for them to be performing some of Michael s music without him His last imagined impression of Michael, as a little boy sitting in the clouds wearing a sequin glove and tapping his foot to the beat is a sweet, brotherly image, though completely at odds with the one I have of the King of Pop, Rock and Soul.As one of his big brothers, it s certainly understandable that Jermaine and other members of Michael s family like to image him depict him as the little boy that headed the family singing group and was largely responsible for their international success, and certainly the current renewed interest in the Jacksons as a musical group and success of the Unity tour being enjoyed by Jackie, Jermaine, Tito and Marlon.My own image of Michael is of the beautiful mature man I fell in love with like millions of other fans as seen in stunning music videos and gorgeous photos of him in his 30s, 40s and at 50, enduring all that life, greed and the media threw at him, until at last, his own drive for perfection in his craft caused him to put his life in the hands of an incompetent physician in order to put all that creative energy on hold long enough for him to get a good night s sleep Since we can t turn back the clock, we can at least take some melancholy satisfaction from the fact that Michael s ultimate sacrifice for his art has ensured his immortality in the minds of millions the world over, for generations to come.As fans we have an important role to play in making sure that continues in a way that would make Michael happy Many individuals and organised groups of fans have done that already with charitable acts, donations and other activities undertaken in honor of Michael s humanitarian legacy.It just goes to show, as Michael said, in the end, it really is up to us Kerry HenniganJuly 10, 2012


  4. Kerry Hennigan Kerry Hennigan says:

    Considering that I initially resisted buying Jermaine s book because of my feelings towards some of Michael s siblings and some things done and said since his tragic passing, I can t recommend You Are Not Alone Michael, Through a Brother s Eyes highly enough to other MJ fans.This is a loving tribute to an often misunderstood by the media especially genius, a modern Renaissance man who longed to be Peter Pan, and who, through his art and resultant global fame, really did fly to the highest of Considering that I initially resisted buying Jermaine s book because of my feelings towards some of Michael s siblings and some things done and said since his tragic passing, I can t recommend You Are Not Alone Michael, Through a Brother s Eyes highly enough to other MJ fans.This is a loving tribute to an often misunderstood by the media especially genius, a modern Renaissance man who longed to be Peter Pan, and who, through his art and resultant global fame, really did fly to the highest of heights, but also experienced the lowest of lows.As well as chronicling their childhood and adolescence at home and on the road as members of the Jackson 5, Jermaine provides a sensitive and compassionate portrait of his brother s less happy times, and in particular a behind the scenes account of the anguish Michael and the whole Jackson family suffered during the 2005 court case.In this book, erroneous myths about MJ are exposed and the simple truth revealed to be just as Michael tried to tell the media himself, usually unsuccessfully because the myths and lies were considered farnewsworthy and generated higher ratings Jermaine emphatically sets the record straight once again on his brother s behalf Whether the tabloids take notice, or believe it, remains to be seen They haven t in the past You won t find any grist for the gossip mill here just a lot of love for a cherished lost brother, a special soul too sensitive for the world in which he lived, and one whose legacy will continue to grow so long as his music is aired, his groundbreaking videos viewed, and people are inspired to donate or volunteer for humanitarian and environmental organisations because of Michael Jackson


  5. Kuriztee Kuriztee says:

    You will learn a whole lot about who Michael Jackson was This book will fill in the same blanks the media filled, only with the truth I have become extremely heartbroken with the way the media industry made Michael Jacksons life To know and study who he really was is to fall in love, L O V E, with a man who gave so much of himself to the world, through insane rumors and headlines, he kept his chin up and fought back by not changing and keeping the love first in his heart He s the top dog und You will learn a whole lot about who Michael Jackson was This book will fill in the same blanks the media filled, only with the truth I have become extremely heartbroken with the way the media industry made Michael Jacksons life To know and study who he really was is to fall in love, L O V E, with a man who gave so much of himself to the world, through insane rumors and headlines, he kept his chin up and fought back by not changing and keeping the love first in his heart He s the top dog under dog and though he s gone, his music, love, message and influence live on We should all learn to belike Michael Jackson Jermaine goes into many if not most of all the headlines and rumors and gives you the real story and the reactions We see MJ through his brothers eyes Filled with love but not excluding the bad side The side of MJ that could cause hurt, like distancing himself from his brothers or his impulses that would lead to others including Jermaine having to pick up the pieces With such distance between them you get the whole story of the closeness before and then during their parting of ways to pursuit their own artistic careers and then the solo years No one is a total saint, not even Michael but he was not the man in the headlines I recommend doing research while reading this book because there was one point where I was thrown Totally irrelevant but I have one question did Dean Martin really own a pet bear 4 out of 5 stars just because some points get repetitive to the point of useless That s about it


  6. wade wade says:

    Let me begin by saying I never was a Jackson 5 or Michael Jackson fan I liked a few of their songs but they never floated my boat That said, I came into reading this book thinking it would be a totally biased puff piece It was not Jermaine Jackson was biased but in a way that a brother would naturally be defending his brother But, he also writes about the domineering Papa Joseph Jackson and his total stranglehold on the family during the early years Also, he writes about many of the i Let me begin by saying I never was a Jackson 5 or Michael Jackson fan I liked a few of their songs but they never floated my boat That said, I came into reading this book thinking it would be a totally biased puff piece It was not Jermaine Jackson was biased but in a way that a brother would naturally be defending his brother But, he also writes about the domineering Papa Joseph Jackson and his total stranglehold on the family during the early years Also, he writes about many of the inter family squabbles I do think the book is ultimately worth reading and it gave me a greater appreciation of Michael Jackson s art, his work ethic and his charity


  7. Andrea Andrea says:

    Jermaine Jackson s book is a well written exploration of the phenomena of Michael Jackson Although Jermaine faced challenges in the Jackson family, including leaving the Jackson Five when he disagreed with them leaving Motown Records, the book seemed objective and truthful Jermaine also had the benefit of being an older member of the Jackson siblings, so he could recount memories that the others might not have as clearly.


  8. Jules Jules says:

    I cannot tell you enough about how this book is truly excellent and it opened my eyes to the life of Michael Jackson.I would never admit to being a big, big super fan of his although I always found him truly talented This biography on him by his brother shines a light of a rare talent that awoke in Michael Jackson s junior years, surviving haphazardly and after many difficulties until his light extinguished in 2009.Jermaine Jackson writes with little ego about the Jackson family and dispels ma I cannot tell you enough about how this book is truly excellent and it opened my eyes to the life of Michael Jackson.I would never admit to being a big, big super fan of his although I always found him truly talented This biography on him by his brother shines a light of a rare talent that awoke in Michael Jackson s junior years, surviving haphazardly and after many difficulties until his light extinguished in 2009.Jermaine Jackson writes with little ego about the Jackson family and dispels many myths of abuse as perpetuated by their father Joseph Jackson Instead, Jermaine portrays his father as unrelenting when developing the family talent, painting him as strict yet ambitious and supportive He writes with much love when he turns to the spotlight of Michael about halfway through the book and explains every possible difficulty that was associated to being Michael giving every reader a realistic account of what his life was really like as a megastar and living in a celebrity obsessed climate In every way, Michael s life was almost impossible to truly live and was ever questioned.Jermaine Jackson really comes into his own, I feel, when elaborating on the eventual demise of his brother and through his ghost writer who he admits to employing in the credits communicates with a frank honesty about some of Michael s problems in being too transparent, na ve and gullible in how he revealed aspects of his life to the world He talks, for example, about the Bashir documentary that featured Michael talking about his love of children in athan sensitive climate.For anyone who is not a Jackson or Michael fan and equally for anyone who believed him guilty of offences towards children then this probably will not be a book to pick up as it will prick too many nerves For anyone with aopen mind however then this book will providethan a glimpse into an extraordinary yet ultimately tragic life.The book is beautifully written and is narrated in a three part formula Jackson s early life the beginning, the middle, and the sad end and is very detailed on Michael Jackson s music, personality, hopes and fears I loved reading every page of my near on two week at intervals read of it and out of the many hundreds of books that I have ever read then this one will always stand out It s a keeper for the bookshelf is this gem and I have a newfound respect for the brotherly and very tender love that Jermaine showed Michael in the writing of it.Most highly recommended


  9. Deanndra Deanndra says:

    this book broke my heart to pieces but i loved it.


  10. Astrantia Astrantia says:

    A really moving and insightful look into the Jackson family s history The book is marketed as something that is focused on Jermaine s view of his brother Michael s life, which it is, but it also details a lot about Jermaine and the rest of the family s lives One thing that I wasn t expecting, was my feeling of empathy with their at times, abusive father Joe Once Jermaine painted the picture of how tough the area they grew up in, in Gary Indiana, you can understand why Joe pushed them so hard A really moving and insightful look into the Jackson family s history The book is marketed as something that is focused on Jermaine s view of his brother Michael s life, which it is, but it also details a lot about Jermaine and the rest of the family s lives One thing that I wasn t expecting, was my feeling of empathy with their at times, abusive father Joe Once Jermaine painted the picture of how tough the area they grew up in, in Gary Indiana, you can understand why Joe pushed them so hard for a better life Of course, this does not justify or make their Father s brutality acceptable I got the impression that Joe, through his own tough life, did the best that he was capable of.Michael was described as a muchrounded and believable character than junk the tabloids have reported over the years However, Jermaine doesn t make Michael out to be a perfect character Instead he describes him in a way that only a family member can, honestly Flaws and all, Jermaine s description of Michael still communicates that he was one of most endearing and amazing human beings to have ever walked the planet Caring to a fault, maybe slightly naive at times, private, good humoured, intelligent, observant, a prankster, and of course amazingly talented.I can t encourage people to read this book enough It s not just an attempt to make money off the back of Michael s death The genuine love that Jermaine felt for his brother pours from its pages It s a story about a family making good, the American dream It s about a wonderful and inhumanly talented man, who was largely misunderstood right up until his death A man whom was effectively linch mobbed for others selfish gains


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10 thoughts on “You Are Not Alone: Michael: Through a Brother's Eyes

  1. Nada Nada says:

    There s nothing they can say that can harm him now, Mother added p448 The Jackson Family are constantly vilified by the media for years and years majorly to discredit them whenever they spoke in defense for Michael Jackson Although, they have their own flaws who doesn t really and they ve done their share of things but with time I ve come to comprehend the extreme unfairness bestowed upon them I actually kind of admire their self restraint to not lash out facing all that pressur There s nothing they can say that can harm him now, Mother added p448 The Jackson Family are constantly vilified by the media for years and years majorly to discredit them whenever they spoke in defense for Michael Jackson Although, they have their own flaws who doesn t really and they ve done their share of things but with time I ve come to comprehend the extreme unfairness bestowed upon them I actually kind of admire their self restraint to not lash out facing all that pressure because God knows it gets too much to this day.Jermaine Jackson s account is loud and clear throughout this memoir he tells his side of history regarding what he knows and experienced as Michael Jackson s older sibling I have to say that when I re read this book several years after my first read, I appreciated it muchthe second time around 11 Years after the murder of Jackson and with the current situation had me reading between the lines of what Jermaine had to say about the wonderful life of a great human being who dedicated his life and career to overcome the impossible but his firm principle of not bending costed him quite a lot, and what he had in possession made him a target.This memoir is honest like it doesn t seek to prove anything, Jermaine is simply laying out the obvious truth about Jackson s life and the unjust treatment by the system as a whole He also refutes the claims about Jackson being a junkie or not being the biological father of his own children He presents the story as he experienced it growing up in the Jackson family, and beyond.Jermaine doesn t address his nor his family s personal lives that much except a bit here and there that would contribute to the subject s life he didn t bring up La Toya s false claims in early 90s she was instructed by her then abusive manager husband nor did he mention his ex Margaret Maldanado You Are Not Alone Michael Through a Brother s Eyes is an inspiring story despite being heart wrenching at the second and last halves of the book Jermaine wrote it in a simple, direct language that would deliver the message for all readers from all backgrounds He clears common misconceptions with a candid sense and the available facts.There are some parts where Jermaine left vague anecdote comment that you could pass by unnoticed but when you dig deeper, you find that it is not there for nothing it is purposeful and it gives indirect remark I had many AHA moments upon my second read.All in all, it s a better biography than most of the tabloidish popular ones it s forthright, inspirational, humorous, frustrating and heartbreaking in many instances I fell in love with Michael Jackson all the way through he deserved so much better, and like some banner held high at the 2005 trial said Michael, on behalf of mankind, we re sorry Check out Michael Jackson s own autobiography Moonwalk Starting Over and Jackson Family Values Memories of Madness

  2. Stephanie McCown Stephanie McCown says:

    This book gives the inside look at Michael s life through the eyes of his brother, Jermaine The book gives the reader and honest look at Michael s life, his struggles, his triumphs, his tragedies, his love for his family, his musical genius, his surprisingly strong business savvy, and so on Jermaine Jackson sets the record straight regarding the salacious allegations of the sexual abuse of children, getting to the heart of the matter by sharing information the general public did not get becaus This book gives the inside look at Michael s life through the eyes of his brother, Jermaine The book gives the reader and honest look at Michael s life, his struggles, his triumphs, his tragedies, his love for his family, his musical genius, his surprisingly strong business savvy, and so on Jermaine Jackson sets the record straight regarding the salacious allegations of the sexual abuse of children, getting to the heart of the matter by sharing information the general public did not get because it wouldn t have sold as many magazines as the sensationalalbeit entirely misleadingheadlines did Of everything shared in the book, I was most grateful for Jermaine Jackson s unflinching efforts toward sharing what was really going on with the allegations made against his brother I don t want to offer any spoilers, but I will say that I wish as big a deal was being made about the truth as was made about the lies Sadly, Michael left this world with his reputation forever damaged in the eyes of many people, and the truth matters little to them I was glad to see that Jermaine offered information that not only vindicates his little brother, but exposes his brother s accusers for what they are I will leave it to you to read the book to find out the rest.The book is well written and engaging,and allows the reader to see Michael in a light that the world denied him Michael was portrayed as a freak and a weirdo in the tabloid mags, never said to be the gentle and loving human being that he was who had struggles that perhaps he didn t always handle so well So much of what the general public remembers about MJ is the extensive plastic surgeries that lead to a look that ultimately taught him a painful lesson read the book , or he is remembered as a man accused of molesting children who, although found not guilty by a jury of his peers, was never able to live down the accusations made against him Ultimately, his life was cut short by shady characters with ulterior motives My heart broke as I read of his final days, realizing his death was something that could have been avoided if someone has just listened to his pleas for help as he began to understand that something was terribly wrong in his body but he didn t know what Read the book for the details Anyone who ever appreciated Michael Jackson and his work will enjoy this book Anyone who ever wanted to peel back the curtain of personae and see what was really going on with Michael and his family will enjoy the book Anyone who enjoys a good storyalbeit with a tragic endingwill enjoy the book Ultimately, the story is one of great struggle, triumph, and redemption While the story ends with tragedy, it also provides hope We can all make a difference in the world Michael Jackson s legacy of inspiration, generosity, love, and unyielding faith in the midst of adversity is one that will continue to impact and inspire people for generations The book ends with a story in which Michael s music and his name are known to children even in the remote regions of Africa I think that s inspiring I think if we all used to talent we re given and used it to the best of our ability, we can change the world, even to the furthest regions of the most remote places on the planet I think that s what Michael would have wanted his legacy to beone of inspiration to be our very best selves, and in doing so, heal the world, make it a better place

  3. Kerry Hennigan Kerry Hennigan says:

    I received the new UK paperback edition of Jermaine s book You Are Not Alone fromUK today and had to read the new final chapter then had to stop because I didn t want to burst into tears in the office believe me, it s happened This new edition, with the beautiful cover image of Michael age 31, captured by Annie Lebovitz, and the extra chapter September 2011 , merely emphasises the risks Michael ran in trusting with his life, in this instance people he liked and wanted to remai I received the new UK paperback edition of Jermaine s book You Are Not Alone fromUK today and had to read the new final chapter then had to stop because I didn t want to burst into tears in the office believe me, it s happened This new edition, with the beautiful cover image of Michael age 31, captured by Annie Lebovitz, and the extra chapter September 2011 , merely emphasises the risks Michael ran in trusting with his life, in this instance people he liked and wanted to remain loyal to in terms of his friendship and patronage As in some other instances involving his personal life, his career, his integrity and reputation, and, of course, his money, he was mistaken Fatally mistaken in Murray s case Even given Michael s determined insistance on such extreme, unconventional means of curing his chronic insomnia, as Jermaine expresses it the consequences on 25th June 2009 were so easily preventable, if only he had been in the hands of a competent doctor He certainly thought he was He was wrong In the new final chapter, Jermaine mentions an expert witness who was never called by the DDA Walgren but who could have helped, with his testimony, dispel the erroneous accusations of addiction which the press were so quickly to spread around the world, and repeat to this day Dr Chavez opinions make essential reading for anyone still having doubts whether about Demerol or Propofol as administered to Michael Jermaine now concludes You Are Not Alone with the Jackson s Unity tour, and explains how it feels for them to be performing some of Michael s music without him His last imagined impression of Michael, as a little boy sitting in the clouds wearing a sequin glove and tapping his foot to the beat is a sweet, brotherly image, though completely at odds with the one I have of the King of Pop, Rock and Soul.As one of his big brothers, it s certainly understandable that Jermaine and other members of Michael s family like to image him depict him as the little boy that headed the family singing group and was largely responsible for their international success, and certainly the current renewed interest in the Jacksons as a musical group and success of the Unity tour being enjoyed by Jackie, Jermaine, Tito and Marlon.My own image of Michael is of the beautiful mature man I fell in love with like millions of other fans as seen in stunning music videos and gorgeous photos of him in his 30s, 40s and at 50, enduring all that life, greed and the media threw at him, until at last, his own drive for perfection in his craft caused him to put his life in the hands of an incompetent physician in order to put all that creative energy on hold long enough for him to get a good night s sleep Since we can t turn back the clock, we can at least take some melancholy satisfaction from the fact that Michael s ultimate sacrifice for his art has ensured his immortality in the minds of millions the world over, for generations to come.As fans we have an important role to play in making sure that continues in a way that would make Michael happy Many individuals and organised groups of fans have done that already with charitable acts, donations and other activities undertaken in honor of Michael s humanitarian legacy.It just goes to show, as Michael said, in the end, it really is up to us Kerry HenniganJuly 10, 2012

  4. Kerry Hennigan Kerry Hennigan says:

    Considering that I initially resisted buying Jermaine s book because of my feelings towards some of Michael s siblings and some things done and said since his tragic passing, I can t recommend You Are Not Alone Michael, Through a Brother s Eyes highly enough to other MJ fans.This is a loving tribute to an often misunderstood by the media especially genius, a modern Renaissance man who longed to be Peter Pan, and who, through his art and resultant global fame, really did fly to the highest of Considering that I initially resisted buying Jermaine s book because of my feelings towards some of Michael s siblings and some things done and said since his tragic passing, I can t recommend You Are Not Alone Michael, Through a Brother s Eyes highly enough to other MJ fans.This is a loving tribute to an often misunderstood by the media especially genius, a modern Renaissance man who longed to be Peter Pan, and who, through his art and resultant global fame, really did fly to the highest of heights, but also experienced the lowest of lows.As well as chronicling their childhood and adolescence at home and on the road as members of the Jackson 5, Jermaine provides a sensitive and compassionate portrait of his brother s less happy times, and in particular a behind the scenes account of the anguish Michael and the whole Jackson family suffered during the 2005 court case.In this book, erroneous myths about MJ are exposed and the simple truth revealed to be just as Michael tried to tell the media himself, usually unsuccessfully because the myths and lies were considered farnewsworthy and generated higher ratings Jermaine emphatically sets the record straight once again on his brother s behalf Whether the tabloids take notice, or believe it, remains to be seen They haven t in the past You won t find any grist for the gossip mill here just a lot of love for a cherished lost brother, a special soul too sensitive for the world in which he lived, and one whose legacy will continue to grow so long as his music is aired, his groundbreaking videos viewed, and people are inspired to donate or volunteer for humanitarian and environmental organisations because of Michael Jackson

  5. Kuriztee Kuriztee says:

    You will learn a whole lot about who Michael Jackson was This book will fill in the same blanks the media filled, only with the truth I have become extremely heartbroken with the way the media industry made Michael Jacksons life To know and study who he really was is to fall in love, L O V E, with a man who gave so much of himself to the world, through insane rumors and headlines, he kept his chin up and fought back by not changing and keeping the love first in his heart He s the top dog und You will learn a whole lot about who Michael Jackson was This book will fill in the same blanks the media filled, only with the truth I have become extremely heartbroken with the way the media industry made Michael Jacksons life To know and study who he really was is to fall in love, L O V E, with a man who gave so much of himself to the world, through insane rumors and headlines, he kept his chin up and fought back by not changing and keeping the love first in his heart He s the top dog under dog and though he s gone, his music, love, message and influence live on We should all learn to belike Michael Jackson Jermaine goes into many if not most of all the headlines and rumors and gives you the real story and the reactions We see MJ through his brothers eyes Filled with love but not excluding the bad side The side of MJ that could cause hurt, like distancing himself from his brothers or his impulses that would lead to others including Jermaine having to pick up the pieces With such distance between them you get the whole story of the closeness before and then during their parting of ways to pursuit their own artistic careers and then the solo years No one is a total saint, not even Michael but he was not the man in the headlines I recommend doing research while reading this book because there was one point where I was thrown Totally irrelevant but I have one question did Dean Martin really own a pet bear 4 out of 5 stars just because some points get repetitive to the point of useless That s about it

  6. wade wade says:

    Let me begin by saying I never was a Jackson 5 or Michael Jackson fan I liked a few of their songs but they never floated my boat That said, I came into reading this book thinking it would be a totally biased puff piece It was not Jermaine Jackson was biased but in a way that a brother would naturally be defending his brother But, he also writes about the domineering Papa Joseph Jackson and his total stranglehold on the family during the early years Also, he writes about many of the i Let me begin by saying I never was a Jackson 5 or Michael Jackson fan I liked a few of their songs but they never floated my boat That said, I came into reading this book thinking it would be a totally biased puff piece It was not Jermaine Jackson was biased but in a way that a brother would naturally be defending his brother But, he also writes about the domineering Papa Joseph Jackson and his total stranglehold on the family during the early years Also, he writes about many of the inter family squabbles I do think the book is ultimately worth reading and it gave me a greater appreciation of Michael Jackson s art, his work ethic and his charity

  7. Andrea Andrea says:

    Jermaine Jackson s book is a well written exploration of the phenomena of Michael Jackson Although Jermaine faced challenges in the Jackson family, including leaving the Jackson Five when he disagreed with them leaving Motown Records, the book seemed objective and truthful Jermaine also had the benefit of being an older member of the Jackson siblings, so he could recount memories that the others might not have as clearly.

  8. Jules Jules says:

    I cannot tell you enough about how this book is truly excellent and it opened my eyes to the life of Michael Jackson.I would never admit to being a big, big super fan of his although I always found him truly talented This biography on him by his brother shines a light of a rare talent that awoke in Michael Jackson s junior years, surviving haphazardly and after many difficulties until his light extinguished in 2009.Jermaine Jackson writes with little ego about the Jackson family and dispels ma I cannot tell you enough about how this book is truly excellent and it opened my eyes to the life of Michael Jackson.I would never admit to being a big, big super fan of his although I always found him truly talented This biography on him by his brother shines a light of a rare talent that awoke in Michael Jackson s junior years, surviving haphazardly and after many difficulties until his light extinguished in 2009.Jermaine Jackson writes with little ego about the Jackson family and dispels many myths of abuse as perpetuated by their father Joseph Jackson Instead, Jermaine portrays his father as unrelenting when developing the family talent, painting him as strict yet ambitious and supportive He writes with much love when he turns to the spotlight of Michael about halfway through the book and explains every possible difficulty that was associated to being Michael giving every reader a realistic account of what his life was really like as a megastar and living in a celebrity obsessed climate In every way, Michael s life was almost impossible to truly live and was ever questioned.Jermaine Jackson really comes into his own, I feel, when elaborating on the eventual demise of his brother and through his ghost writer who he admits to employing in the credits communicates with a frank honesty about some of Michael s problems in being too transparent, na ve and gullible in how he revealed aspects of his life to the world He talks, for example, about the Bashir documentary that featured Michael talking about his love of children in athan sensitive climate.For anyone who is not a Jackson or Michael fan and equally for anyone who believed him guilty of offences towards children then this probably will not be a book to pick up as it will prick too many nerves For anyone with aopen mind however then this book will providethan a glimpse into an extraordinary yet ultimately tragic life.The book is beautifully written and is narrated in a three part formula Jackson s early life the beginning, the middle, and the sad end and is very detailed on Michael Jackson s music, personality, hopes and fears I loved reading every page of my near on two week at intervals read of it and out of the many hundreds of books that I have ever read then this one will always stand out It s a keeper for the bookshelf is this gem and I have a newfound respect for the brotherly and very tender love that Jermaine showed Michael in the writing of it.Most highly recommended

  9. Deanndra Deanndra says:

    this book broke my heart to pieces but i loved it.

  10. Astrantia Astrantia says:

    A really moving and insightful look into the Jackson family s history The book is marketed as something that is focused on Jermaine s view of his brother Michael s life, which it is, but it also details a lot about Jermaine and the rest of the family s lives One thing that I wasn t expecting, was my feeling of empathy with their at times, abusive father Joe Once Jermaine painted the picture of how tough the area they grew up in, in Gary Indiana, you can understand why Joe pushed them so hard A really moving and insightful look into the Jackson family s history The book is marketed as something that is focused on Jermaine s view of his brother Michael s life, which it is, but it also details a lot about Jermaine and the rest of the family s lives One thing that I wasn t expecting, was my feeling of empathy with their at times, abusive father Joe Once Jermaine painted the picture of how tough the area they grew up in, in Gary Indiana, you can understand why Joe pushed them so hard for a better life Of course, this does not justify or make their Father s brutality acceptable I got the impression that Joe, through his own tough life, did the best that he was capable of.Michael was described as a muchrounded and believable character than junk the tabloids have reported over the years However, Jermaine doesn t make Michael out to be a perfect character Instead he describes him in a way that only a family member can, honestly Flaws and all, Jermaine s description of Michael still communicates that he was one of most endearing and amazing human beings to have ever walked the planet Caring to a fault, maybe slightly naive at times, private, good humoured, intelligent, observant, a prankster, and of course amazingly talented.I can t encourage people to read this book enough It s not just an attempt to make money off the back of Michael s death The genuine love that Jermaine felt for his brother pours from its pages It s a story about a family making good, the American dream It s about a wonderful and inhumanly talented man, who was largely misunderstood right up until his death A man whom was effectively linch mobbed for others selfish gains

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