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The Final Years of Michael Jackson

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Baker & Taylor
An investigation into the final decade of Michael Jackson's life discusses his legal and financial problems, his prescription drug use, and his failing health possibly caused by a potentially fatal genetic condition.

Simon and Schuster
In late December 2008, Ian Halperin told the world that Michael Jackson had only six months to live. His investigations into Jackson's failing health made headlines around the globe. Six months later, the King of Pop was dead.

Whatever the final autopsy results reveal, it was greed that killed Michael Jackson. Friends and associates paint a tragic picture of the last years and days of his life as Jackson made desperate attempts to prepare for the planned concert series at London's 02 Arena in July 2009. These shows would have earned millions for the singer and his entourage, but he could never have completed them, not mentally, and not physically. Michael knew it and his advisors knew it. Anyone who caught even a fleeting glimpse of the frail old man hiding beneath the costumes and cosmetics would have understood that the London tour was madness. Why did it happen this way? After an intense five year investigation, New York Times bestselling author Ian Halperin uncovers the real story of Michael Jackson's final years, a suspenseful and surprising thriller.



Publisher: New York : Simon Spotlight Entertainment, [2009]
Edition: First Simon Spotlight Entertainment hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781439177174
1439177171
Branch Call Number: 782.4216 JACKS HALPE
Characteristics: 273 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

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modestgoddess
Jun 25, 2016

I confess I gave in to my inner gossip girl and read this. (Hangs head in shame.) But - I'm glad I did, because there's lots in here that, as far as I know, never made it into the mainstream press. If you thought the King of Pop was a child molester, you'd probably have to change your opinion after reading this. Lots to think about. It's a sensation book so the style is not the best, but the facts are interesting.

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rpavlacic
Apr 06, 2016

A disturbing portrait of MJ. What is shocking is that all of his legal problems never would have happened, if he had just had two basic things: A cell phone, and membership in AAA. This book details what happened when he had the misfortune of having his car break down and he met the wrong ex-husband of the Good Samaritan who tried to help him.

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abcDena
Apr 05, 2016

I keep writing and re-writing the comment on this book, but can't seem to say it right. So I'll just say, no matter what side of the fence you sit on with Michael Jackson, this could be considered a crucial read because it exposes the catastrophic results of putting a man on trial by public opinion without shedding light on ACTUAL evidence.

Michael Jackson? Not guilty. Never was. I never believed it, and Halperin's painted the picture in one volume. His conclusion is not only a COMPLETE surprise, but gut-wrenching if you feel any compassion for Michael Jackson as a human being, stripped of his celebrity. Very, very sad.

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StephanieT
Jan 19, 2010

What could have been an interesting and provocative exploration of Michael Jackson fails because of the incessant and shameless self-promotion of the author and his side-projects throughout the entire text.

vampire11 Dec 17, 2009

OMG Michael Jackson should not have died. He was an amazing
man - he will be remembered forever as The King Of Pop.

RIP Michael Jackson :(

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