On Michael Jackson
It's a high-wire act to admire and defend someone as genuinely bizarre and embattled as Michael Jackson. Most of the public has long come to a conclusion about him, so much so that his name rarely grabs tabloid headlines anymore. That Margo Jefferson, a Pulitzer Prize_
it was like a really long magazing article. an article you'd only read b/c you were in the hair salon and the chatter of the other patrons and/or the stylist was somehow more annoying than the article. and you forgot your book. and there were no other...more
I wanted to like this book more than I did. It's certainly the start of something important and worthwhile (it was published in 2006, not long before his death), and it contains many...more
As a huge Michael Jackson fan, it was difficult for me to accept the author's critical tone. However, she made me see him more as a cultural representative and demonstrated how we sexualize and abuse child actors and performers. She is also a very intellectual writer, so I had to respect that. And I still love Michael Jackson, plastic surgery and all.