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Lost in the dream,
This review is from: You Are Not Alone: Michael, Through a Brother's Eyes (Hardcover)Jermaine's book should have been written long ago, may be that way people would have seen Michael for who he really was, not just from the speculation of the media.
I really enjoyed this book, it made me laugh and cry, I can't thank Jermaine enough for writing this book.
Michael Jackson meant different things to different people. We each have a special memory of Michael Jackson; whether we met him in person, attended one of his concerts, was the beneficiary of his kindness, or, was just an absolute, die-hard fan from afar.
No one can dispute Michael's unsurpassed talent; his musical genius; his thought-provoking lyrics, book and poems; his creativity; his loving, giving heart; his soft, gentle voice; his sweet smile; his sensitive soul; his tireless, humanitarian efforts; his philanthropic causes; his extremely, generous contributions to charities, to the poor and less privileged; and, the list goes on and on.
I choose to remember Michael Jackson in this way,the human.
I have been a life-long fan because Michael and I "grew up" together, he was a part of my life for decades; since I am the same age as Michael. His music was all around me for every event in my life.
I was a typical girl watching the Jackson 5 cartoons; becoming a young, devoted teen with a crush; becoming a young woman dancing in clubs to his hit songs, "wishing I could meet Michael;" and then, venturing into a woman who still loved his songs and videos, yet found new appreciation, meaning and purpose of his newer and deeper lyrics.
I saw Michael only as a person. Regardless of his music accomplishments which I enjoy and applaud; Michael Jackson had a way to draw you in to him, in to his heart; which made you want to just take him, hold him and never let him go.
When I speak on the outside of Michael Jackson, he will be the greatest entertainer and humanitarian of my lifetime and beyond.
In my heart of hearts, Michael will always be the sweet, shy soul who dared to dream and dared to make it happen.......Michael, I love you more too.......
Always in my heart x