“Michael wanted his music to speak for him and transcend all the misconceptions. This book addresses everything and says the things he never got a chance to say.”
Jermaine Jackson offers a keenly observed memoir tracing his younger brother’s life starting from their shared childhood and extending through the “Jackson 5” years, Michael’s phenomenal solo career, his loves, his suffering, and his tragic end.
You Are Not Alone Michael: Through a Brother’s Eyes is a sophisticated, no holds-barred examination of the man, aimed at fostering a true and final understanding of who Michael Jackson was and what shaped him and his music.
In this raw, honest and poignant account, Jermaine reveals the real Michael as only a brother can, focusing on the private person behind “The King of Pop” persona.
This is the unique up close and personal perspective of the brother who was closest to Michael; who shared a bunk-bed, a dream, a stage, and childhood fame as well as tears, tantrums, laughter, pranks, and innermost thoughts. The book provides a rare glimpse into the complex heart, mind and soul of a brilliant but sometimes troubled entertainer.
As a witness to history on the inside, Jermaine is the only person qualified to deliver the real Michael and reveal what made him tick, his private opinions, and unseen emotions through the most headline making episodes of his life.
Filled with insight, rich in anecdotes and behind–the–scenes detail, You Are Not Alone Michael: Through a Brother’s Eyes is the book for any true Michael Jackson fan and for anyone trying to make sense of the artist whose death was so premature.
Jermaine Jackson, fourth-born in the musical family dynasty, was an original member of the “Jackson 5.” Singer, record producer and composer, Jermaine has served as an informal spokesperson for the Jackson family both before and after Michael’s death. He is the father of seven children and lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Halima.
You Are Not Alone Michael: Through a Brother’s Eyes— Touchstone Hardcover /Simon & Schuster; September 13, 2011; ISBN-13: 9781451651560; $26.00