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.