The #1 New York Times bestseller! Michael Jackson’s one and only autobiography – his life, in his words.
With original Foreword by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, a new Introduction by Motown founder Berry Gordy, and an Afterword by Michael Jackson’s editor and publisher, Shaye Areheart.
“I’ve always wanted to be able to tell stories, you know, stories that came from my soul.
I love the book. There're many photos of Michael himself and with the people he loved and adored. There's one picture of himself that he drew , which are precious for me, a big fan. On the hard cover, Michael's signature printed...more
The biggest thing that surprised me was the fact that Michael...more
Michael's book was first published in 1988. We now know his future, but not clear how that future affected his then "now" or past. He said at one point in his bio that he felt like an old person, due to h...more
I wasn't even born when it was written, or when it was published, or when it was republished for that matter, but it is a delicate and mind-blowing blend of the spiritual and musical-genius of Michael that anyone of any age can appreciate. He was such a gentle person, and reading this, the delicate words seem to just lift off the page and calm me... Though it was written before all the problems, when all his money was in the fore-front...more
It seems that Jackson actually did write Moonwalk, rather than following common celebrity practice and hiring a ghostwriter. The prose is conversational, and it makes the whole book feel wonderfully personal: more like a series of letters or journal entries than a book written for...more
the transformation of the Jackson Five into worldwide stardom, his sometimes difficult relationships with his family, and the inspiration and drive behind
his music. He also talks about show-business friends such as Diana Ross, Paul McCartney, Fred Astaire and Marlon Brando, and about his decision to have
extensive plastic surgery. The book is ill...more
I'm not bashing those who didn't like the book. I'm only saying that you should never come into a book about a person and call it sugarcoated just because...more
There is an unequivocal innocence that shin...more
The first thing to point out is that this autobiography was first published in 1988 and so the bulk of it is about his childhood and his first two albums he produced as a solo singer (‘Off the Wall’ and ‘Thriller’). This...more
I feel an enormous amount of sympathy for this talented and troubled musical genius. In this book, it is so clear that Michael was a massively kind and caring individual, whose heart was certainly in the right place.
Like I said, the writing's not great. Prose, transitions, and organization coul...more
Moonwalk is the inspiring story of Michael Jackson from his own perspective. He discusses the first thirty years of his life in great detail, answering many questions and rumors along the way. It was the first time Jackson had ever been able to truly speak for himself, and he made sure to be very thorough.
It was clear that Jackson wanted readers to know that he had not forgotten where he had started. His memories of the days with his brothers were lengthy, and he described how important it was t...more
It might seem strange that I felt like reading Michael Jackson's book could make me a better runner, but it really did. He admonishes us to be the best at everything we do. One of the first quotes is from Thomas Jefferson who said something of the effect: When you want to discover something, read up on it as much as you can. Become a student of it...more
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The seventh child of the Jackson family, Michael Jackson debuted on the professional music scene at the age of eleven as a member of the Jackson 5, and went on to beco...more
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