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My Friend Michael: An Ordinary Friendship with an Extraordinary Man

My Friend Michael: An Ordinary Friendship with an Extraordinary Man [Kindle Edition]

Frank Cascio
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Frank Cascio was a close friend of tragic superstar Michael Jackson for more than twenty-five years. In My Friend Michael, Cascio offers a deeply personal, behind-the-scenes look at the Michael Jackson he knew. Filled with never-before-told stories and intimate details, My Friend Michael is the most candid, moving, and provocative portrait of the “King of Pop” to date—a fair and loving portrait of a true American pop music icon and of a remarkable friendship that endured through triumph and struggle, scandal and controversy.

About the Author

Frank Cascio, an entrepreneur and music producer who knew Michael Jackson for more than twenty-five years, including serving as his personal manager for nearly a decade from the '90s into the '00s. During that time, Cascio developed and co-produced The Michael Jackson 30th Anniversary Celebration, Madison Square Garden, was co-producer and creative director of The Michael Jackson Interview: Footage You Were Never Meant to See, executive producer and creative director in collaboration with Brett Ratner on Michael Jackson Private Home Movies, which aired on Fox in 2003. He splits his time between New York, Los Angeles, and Germany.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2236 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow (15 Nov 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00526VWPE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #63,598 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read for the real MJ fan!!! 18 Nov 2011
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As a true longterm fan you would be silly not to purchase this for the insight you get into intimate moments of Frank & MJ's frienship - he never once sails him down the river or disrespects their friendship. And you get a real insight into the backstabbing behaviours that MJ had to contend with from his inner core of advisors and staff, so sad.
Dont listen to the silly 5 minute fans of this being a huge betrayal on Cascio's behalf (Ive been a hardcore fan for 30+ years), as it's doing a great justice in settling alot of mistruths & a great character build for the real MJ as he should of really been known and appreciated.

Just one note: if you read your own reviews Frank, your words I never had any doubt in are truth, but please don't try defend your brother's 'supposed' recordings as these are not completely the complete real truth.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 6 Aug 2012
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I have read many MJ books over the years but this beats the lot. I laughed and cried, a wonderful story about a wonderful man. You will never regret buying this book. Incredible read. God bless you MJ
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books about Mj 5 Dec 2011
By Bloor
When I began to read this i wasnt sure what i was expecting.. being a huge Mj fan i read loads of books about him and they all say exactly the same thing also they usually focus on the Motown days.. how he became a star.. which does get tiring after a while as they come up with nothing new :/
This book actually shows the world what Michael was actually like.. a cheeky, fun loving, imperfect guy :) Yes the book has the bad times, but would it be the truth if it didnt? Michael is always either sugar coated in books and portrayed as a monster (of course he wasnt) in the media where as My Friend Michael actually has the best of both. You learn about the funny experiences of what Michael and Frank had together. The book really is exactly what it says in the title, My FRIEND Michael. Frank tells it from his point of view and nothing else, he explains what he saw and says what his opinion was of it.. this also gives chance for the reader to do the same thing. If you are going to read this book expect to laugh out loud, cry.. and.. kiss the corner of the book... read it to get what i mean hehe

Anyway, if you honestly think that this book is only for Frank to 'cash in' on Michael I really think you are wrong (so stop listening to the media). It is shown that he was a true friend of Michaels who dearly loved him. His loyality is obvious throughout the book and throughout his friendship with Michael even if some demons got in the way. Learn some truths about some of the people around Michael for example John McClain who is now the executor of Michaels estate..

5* and great buy for any Mj fan :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow. just wow. 4 April 2014
By L
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I loved every word of this book. Cascio paints a vivid and loving memorial to the King of Pop, which showcases all his frailness and strength. A beautiful book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really believable read 26 Feb 2014
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This book is an honest account of a friendship with Michael all fans should read it not sure if it's helped me get over my hurt at his passing but I think it may have helped. Thank you Frank.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful... 11 Feb 2014
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such a lovely book, loved reading it, loved the insight into Michaels life,loved the relationship,loved the style of writing...
Loved it,Loved it, Loved it....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book. 3 Jan 2014
By sarah
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I would recommend this book to any true fan, it gives a massive insight into Michael's personal life you get too read about what he was really like not just what the press puts out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing book. 29 Sep 2013
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If you're a Michael Jackson fan, you'll love this book. It is well written and gives a personal and honest account of Michael's unusual, fantastic and sad at times, life. A lot of questions about him are answered here, especially about how he was so misunderstood and used by so many people around him, people he should have been able to trust so badly who let him down, the media machine that would, had he not been a stronger person, have taken him down. The child molestations that were so wickedly levelled at him, this book lets you know the truth and how it really was for him from someone who knew him so well and was beside him for so long. Have read many books about Michael, but this one is special. Couldn't put it down.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down
Rarely do I feel compelled to leave a review on Amazon but this book really has been a delight to read.

I finished it inside 4 days, unable to put it down. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kernowdaz
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written narrative
This is a great insider's look at the world of Michael Jackson, written by one of his close friends, Frank Cascio. Read more
Published 2 months ago by BD
4.0 out of 5 stars Frank is 'Frank' and says it how it really was.
A heartwarming normal friendship in an unordinary life of MJ. Really shares the fun they had and how innocent and sincere the Casio families and Michaels friendship was, through... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Carly Beales
2.0 out of 5 stars Too revealing!
Although this book does a good job of showing how Michael Jackson struggled with so many challenges throughout Frank's long-term relationship with him, I had an ongoing, disturbing... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Tammy thao
5.0 out of 5 stars Touching, thrilling and full of love for Michael
Great read - I feel Frank tells us everything and sets straight lots of issues that all us who love Michael have very clear. The book does cary Michael's legacy. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Oana
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read!
Such a wonderful book for all the MJ fans out there! A detailed and heartwarming account of what it was like to be a close friend of the King Of Pop. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Christine Drake
5.0 out of 5 stars Tears were shed
I love Michael Jackson. I was shattered when he died. Since then, I've been reading any books that relate to Michael. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Inspired Everyday
5.0 out of 5 stars At last the truth
At last the truth from someone who knew Michael as well as anyone knew him, who wasnt a yes man or an enabler like some of those who hung around Michael. Read more
Published 15 months ago by ConstantReader
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