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.