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Moonwalk [Kindle Edition]

Michael Jackson
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

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Moonwalk is the only book about his life that Michael Jackson ever wrote. It chronicles his humble beginnings in the Midwest, his early days with the Jackson 5, and his unprecedented solo success. Giving absolutely unrivalled insight into the King of Pop's life, it details his songwriting process for hits like Beat It, Rock With You, Billie Jean, and We Are the World; describes how he developed his signature dance style, including the Moon Walk; and opens the door to his very private personal relationships with his family, including sister Janet, and stars like Diana Ross, Berry Gordy, Marlon Brando, Quincy Jones, Paul McCartney, and Brooke Shields.

At the time of its original publication in 1988, MOONWALK broke the fiercely guarded barrier of silence that surrounded Michael Jackson. Candidly and courageously, Jackson talks openly about his wholly exceptional career and the crushing isolation of his fame, as well as the unfair rumors that have surrounded it.

MOONWALK is illustrated with rare photographs from Jackson family albums and Michael's personal photographic archives, as well as a drawing done by Michael exclusively for the book. It reveals and celebrates, as no other book can, the life of this exceptional and beloved musician.

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"if you read just one book on Jackson, this should be the one you choose" (The Sun)

"a revealing and now poignant insight into one of entertainment's most bewildering individuals" (Sport magazine)

Book Description

Michael Jackson's one and only autobiography: the King of Pop in his own words.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3143 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (30 Mar. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003ELY7IS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #50,037 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for any MJ fan! 26 Sept. 2003
By A Customer
I'm going through a delayed Michael Jackson phase, so buying this book was an essential part of my collection. I read it in one day flat because it was so interesting. It is actually very well-written, so as to keep the pages turning, but in a clear and direct way that feels as though MJ is writing from the heart. The main focus is of course on his music and his rise to fame, between the ages of 5 and 29 (as it was written in 1988). But MJ also includes snippets about his personal difficulties, relationships with his family and with women, general thoughts on life, and he even addresses plastic surgery. The result is an extremely honest and heart-warming account of the life of a true genius. However, I would only recommend this book to fans of Michael Jackson, because he frequently refers to specific songs, so if you don't know a lot of his music you won't understand what he's talking about! (Alternatively you could do what I did - get hold of those songs so that you DO know!) For me, reading this book has certainly added more depth to Michael Jackson's music.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating insight into an amazing mind 3 Sept. 2002
By Aryldi
This autobiography is surprisingly well-written & a compelling read and I would recommend it to both MJ fan and non-fan alike. This honest account of a unique man, accompanied by glossy and black and white pictures taken throughout his career, is worth the read not only for the insight into the man behind the superstar,but is also a jolly good read.
Whilst Dancing The Dream is a collection of poems and reflections, Moonwalk is an honest (sometimes painfully so) account of the life of an extremely talented man.
If you enjoyed Maya Angelou's writings, you will enjoy reading Moonwalk.
If you are only ever going to read one autobiography, it should be this one.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars living the dream 12 Sept. 2003
From start to finish i could not put this book down. Each page had it's own little tale to tell. It explores the life of a living genius upto the BAD days in his own word. It shows the struggle and heartache which have led to all this success. I would recommend this book to everyone, fans and michael jackson knockers alike.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MoonWalk by Michael Jackson- Review 8 Dec. 2009
I am 17 years old and a fan of Michael Jackson. When i found this book on amazon i was desperate to buy it straight away. He wrote the book when he was 29 year old. Some would think it is quite a young age to write an autobiography,but as he mentioned in the book, he felt older than he was because he had been performing since he was 5 years old. Michael has written the first part of the book about his childhood, family, growing up in Gary Indiana and his highs and lows of performing in the Jackson Five. He describes the exhausting process of travelling from audition to audition,show to show, and how he progressed to becoming an individual artist. He writes about a lot of personal things such as girlfriends, his experience of being in love, plastic surgery etc. He writes about going to the music awards, his terrible accident on the pepsi commercial, his experince filming 'The Wiz', his relationship with Diana Ross, Quincy Jones, Elizibeth Taylor, his family and many more.
There are loads and loads of photos in the book of him throughout his life, many of them private photos from the family albums.
I would recommend this book to anyone; it is very well written and gives a powerful insight into his amazing life. It is quite sad aswell though as he mentioned many of his dreams and hopes for the future. It is so tragic that he will know longer be able to achieve them.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An inspiring read 7 July 2009
By Ava
I read this book a good few years ago as I was a huge fan of Michael Jackson when I was younger. I have dusted it off and re-read it just to remind myself what an unusual and inspiring person he was. I loved this book at the time and was amazed by how much he had achieved at a young age. Even though he was painfully shy he was a very strong character when it came to making decisions about his career and leading The Jacksons. Some parts of the book are very sad to read now because he is so hopeful about his future and so professional and committed to his work. It is such a shame his life could not have continued in this way. He loved dancing and singing and just wanted to be the best that he could be. He was so utterly gentle he is genuinely suprised when people lie or behave unethically in the entertainment/music industry. It is heartbreaking to know that more and more of these people surrounded him as his fame increased. The book is well written, although I wished for more detail in some parts. Apart from that it is a great insight into the mind of this unusual and great person.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Michael Jackson's 'Moonwalk' 8 Sept. 2009
By Linda K
This book is a wonderful insight into Michael Jackson and his earlier life, and it's written by Michael Jackson. (Since he only wrote 2 books it's worth getting a copy). It highlights how difficult his childhood was (in that he didn't really have one). It gives an insight into how his early years were spent, how hard his childhood was, and how he saw things in the grown-up world that maybe he shouldn't really have seen, which was probably why he grew up to be quite a shy and private person off stage. He was forced to grow up too fast, it was no wonder that later in life he wanted to regain some of his lost childhood. This becomes clear and perfectly understandable when you read the book.

His book tells how Michael worked hard for his success and deserved every bit of it. He loved being on stage and felt happy and at home there. It was the times in between, being on the road etc, that he found difficult. I think this book is a must for anyone who is an MJ fan, or for anyone who just wants to understand more about Michael 'The King of Pop'. It is a well written, honest, and candid account of his life. I found it quite sad in parts, when he talks of the difficult relationship with his father, but it's still well worth a read.

This book is being re-released so please buy it new! - (Don't do what I did and buy it '2nd hand' at a hyped-up price from an unscrupulous Amazon seller,(she knows who she is!). I couldn't believe that someone could be so callous as to rip off a grieving Michael Jackson fan 2 days after his death! (More fool me huh?))

Anyway back to the book: Yes, it is well worth a read (but buy it the right way at the right price). There is a re-published new one being released. Buy this book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction to Michael!
Michael in his own words and as a companion to Dancing The Dream, his later book, a wonderful introduction to the man, human being and .artist. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Sue Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
it's ok
Published 1 month ago by Monica
5.0 out of 5 stars Astounding and wonderful to have.
An incredible read and although heavily ghost written and no doubt vastly doctored...It remains a good insight in to the man, at a time when his fame could not have been... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ziggywatters
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
So far this book is amazing only read a few pages at the minute
Published 2 months ago by paul brammall
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very pleased
Published 2 months ago by lisa green
2.0 out of 5 stars like it had been burnt
When i recieved it the plastic cover on the book it had been has ruined to actual moonwalk itself, i.brought it for my sister and she was dissapointed.. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Melissa Wilkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 4 months ago by Mateusz
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fantastic autobiography. Great value, would recommend :)
Published 4 months ago by W Ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
A Christmas present for my MJ fanatic 14 year old niece, I am sure she will love it when she gets it.
Published 5 months ago by Annette
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing read!
I am a massive fan of Michael Jackson, and have been since I was 9 years old. This book is perfect for any fan of any age. It's also great for people that aren't fans! Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mrs J K Brady
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