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    DescriptionThe #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'd like to sit by a fire and tell people stories - make them see pictures, make them cry and laugh, take them "anywhere" emotionally with something as deceptively simple as words. I'd like to tell tales to move their souls and transform them. I've always wanted to be able to do that. Imagine how the great writers must feel, knowing they have that power. I sometimes feel I "could "do it. It's something I'd like to develop. In a way, songwriting uses the same skills, creates the emotional highs and lows, but the story is a sketch. It's quicksilver. There are very few books written on the art of storytelling, how to grip listeners, how to get a group of people together and amuse them. No costumes, no makeup, no nothing, just you and your voice, and your powerful ability to take them anywhere, to transform their lives, if only for minutes." -Michael Jackson, in "Moonwalk " From the 1988 edition: Megastar Michael Jackson's singularly brilliant career and intensely private lifestyle have become a magnificent obsession for millions of rock fans and celebrity watchers throughout the world. His double-platinum singles rocket to the top of the music charts with a velocity equaled only by the inevitable accompaniment of wild rumors about his eccentric personal life. Now for the first time, Michael Jackson breaks the fiercely guarded barrier of silence that has surrounded him in a remarkably candid and courageous book -- "Moonwalk." In this intimate and often moving personal account of Michael Jackson's public and private life, he recalls a childhood that was both harsh and joyful but always formidable. Michael and his brothers played amateur music shows and seamy Chicago strip joints until Motown's corporate image makers turned the Jackson 5 into worldwide superstars. Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 have combined sales of over 200 million albums. He talks about the happy prankster days of his youth, traveling with his brothers, and of his sometimes difficult relationships with his family over the years. He speaks candidly about the inspiration behind his music, his mesmerizing dance moves, and the compulsive drive to create that has made him one of the biggest stars in the music business and a legend in his own time. "The Guinness Book of World Records" lists "Thriller" as the biggest-selling-album of all time. In "Moonwalk," Michael Jackson shares his personal feelings about some of his most public friends...friends like Diana Ross, Berry Gordy, Quincy Jones, Paul McCartney, Fred Astaire, Marlon Brando, and Katharine Hepburn. He talks openly about the crushing isolation of his fame, of his first love, of his plastic surgery, and of his wholly exceptional career and the often bizarre and unfair rumors that have surrounded it. Illustrated with rare photographs from Jackson family albums and Michael's personal photographic archives, as well as a drawing done by Michael exclusively for this book, "Moonwalk" is a memorable journey to the very heart and soul of a modern musical genius.


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    Title
    Moonwalk
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Jackson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 300
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 594 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307716989
    ISBN 10: 0307716988
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    BIC subject category V2: BGF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AVH
    DC21: 782.42166092
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A08740000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 782.42166092
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15970
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET020
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/AFROAM
    BISAC V2.8: BIO004000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY, CHRN/LATE20
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: ML420.J175 A3 2009
    Edition statement
    Re-Issued ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    17 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    MICHAEL JACKSON was the undisputed King of Pop and has been called "the greatest entertainer who ever lived." SHAYE AREHEART was, along with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Michael Jackson's original editor.