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My Friend Michael: An Ordinary Friendship with an Extraordinary Man Hardcover – 5 Dec 2011


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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow (5 Dec 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062090062
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062090065
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 347,796 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Everyone knows Michael Jackson—the myth. This is the revealing true story of Michael Jackson—the man.

To Frank Cascio, Michael Jackson was many things—second father, big brother, boss, mentor, and teacher, but most of all he was a friend. Though Cascio was just a few years old when he first met Jackson in 1984, at the peak of the pop star’s career, Jackson was at the center of his life for the next twenty-five years, allowing Cascio to observe firsthand the greatest entertainer the world had ever seen. In that time, he became the ultimate Michael Jackson insider, yet remained publicly silent about his experiences. Until now.

In My Friend Michael, Cascio refutes the rumors, lies, and accusations that have accumulated over the years, providing a candid look at the Michael Jackson he knew for more than two decades. Offering an uplifting and definitive account of the legend, Cascio details how he grew up alongside Jackson, traveling the world with him on concert tours and eventually working for him. Through this lens, Cascio captures Jackson’s most private and tumultuous moments, while also setting the record straight on the entertainer’s notorious and misunderstood lifestyle—from his Peter Pan reality and his sexuality to the false allegations against him.

As Cascio shows, there was a great deal more to Michael Jackson than the headlines about him have suggested. Cascio reveals his friend in all his complexity, bringing to light his passions and joys as well as his flaws and eccentricities. Including stories about Jackson that have never before been made public, Cascio creates a balanced, human look at the pop star, one that shows Jackson as the very real person he was—a lively friend with an endearingly juvenile sense of humor.

What emerges is a clear-eyed yet deeply respectful portrait of Jackson—a man who was at times unremarkably average but also terribly scarred by his life in the spotlight. Packed with never-before-seen photos, anecdotes, and insights, My Friend Michael is a trove of Michael Jackson lore that both celebrates his life and redefines our understanding of the man behind the myth.

About the Author

Frank Cascio is an entrepreneur whose expertise ranges from business finance to music entertainment. His friendship with Michael Jackson began in 1984, when Frank was just a few years old. At the age of eighteen Frank was hired by Jackson to be his personal assistant, eventually being promoted to personal manager. Cascio was a producer of The Michael Jackson Interview: The Footage You Were Never Meant to See as well as the creative consultant and one of the producers of Michael Jackson’s Private Home Movies, which aired on Fox in 2003. Cascio divides his time between New York City and Europe, specifically Germany and Italy, two other places he calls home.


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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mijacmad on 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 By johnross14 on 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 By Bloor on 5 Dec 2011
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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 By L on 4 April 2014
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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 By leanne thomas on 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 By SallyAnnDoyle @(BabesboogieMJ) on 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 By sarah on 3 Jan 2014
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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 By carol morgan on 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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