Michael Jackson. Moonwalk. Chapter One – Just Kids With A Dream when we began to work on our music that I really don't remember much about it. Most people I'd only have time to put my books down and get ready for the studio. Once would look at what people were doing with video, and I couldn't understand. Moonwalk is the only book about his life that Michael Jackson ever wrote. Jackson Dancing the Dream by Michael Jackson Man in the Music by Joseph Vogel. In , while Michael Jackson was making the epic music video for excerpts from the book, in which Jackson offers his frank thoughts on.
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Moonwalk is the only book about his life that Michael Jackson ever wrote. It chronicles his humble beginnings in the Midwest, his early days with the Jackson 5, and his unprecedented solo success.
Candidly and courageously, Jackson talks openly about his wholly exceptional career and the crushing isolation of his fame, as well as the unfair rumors that have surrounded it.
It reveals and celebrates, as no other book can, the life of this exceptional and beloved musician. Get A Copy. Hardcoverpages. Published February 1st by DoubleDay first published More Details Original Title.
Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Moonwalkplease sign up. It is so so lovely and wonderful book. Michael Jackson shown his soul in this book for readers.
God bless you king of pop and all of your fans around the world. What the Fluff I'm not sure about a free download, but you can request and hold items for free at the library. Can someone to tell me if the book 'Moonwalk' written by brilliant songwriter, King of Pop Michael Jackson is translate in Romanian language? Where I can find the book? Thank you. Bogdan It seems that it's been translated in Romanian. See all 4 questions about Moonwalk….
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Sort order. Start your review of Moonwalk. Mar 30, India rated it it was amazing. This book, well, sounds cheesy, but it's like a bible to me.
I wasn't even born when it was written, or when it was published, or when it was republished for that matter, but it is a delicate and mind-blowing blend of the spiritual and musical-genius of Michael that anyone of any age can appreciate. He was such a gentle person, and reading this, the delicate words seem to just lift off the page and calm me Though it was written before all the problems, when all his money was in the This book, well, sounds cheesy, but it's like a bible to me.
Though it was written before all the problems, when all his money was in the fore-front, it is still very insightful into his deep insecurities. Michael is a hero to me; he stands up as a figure for anyone who is different.
When he died those few years ago, I mourned him because of the huge loss the world has ever seen. I just felt it was such a shame that Hollywood pressured and crushed him so; it's the same cycle over and over, what with the lives of Marilyn Monroe, Freddie Mercury, Elvis, Amy Winehouse, Amy Winehouse and Michael all ending the same, seemingly inevitable way I just desperately wish Michael hadn't fallen to it, because more than anyone he did not deserve to get lost that way, and that's what this book shows.
He was sweet and highly generous; a man of the highest intellect and musical ability.
This book represents the Michael fans know; the Michael that most of the world never get to see. This, though, was not because he didn't show it to us, but because most of us chose not to listen Overall Michael, I love your book. Will keep my copy until I'm a grandma, maybe even give it to my grandchildren, along with my memories of you In fact, I know I will.
God Bless you.
RIP Michael. View all 5 comments. Wonderful book! I savored every moment, and wish it was much longer, more detailed, and at least as thick as some of the BIOgraphies about him. It's one of the few books I actually felt stress about reading and understanding each and every word that was written - partly because of how much I paid to get my hands on this rare gem, and partly because it's one of the very few first-hand resources on Michael Jackson.
Almost everything else is tainted by the perspective of someone who is writing Wonderful book! For me, it reinforced the feeling of meeting a kindred spirit, a soul mate, an artist driven by ideals of greatness, challenging himself to be and accomplish all he could, aiming always for perfection.
Since the book was written and published inthere is obviously a significant chunk of his life story that is not covered SAD! He wrote about his struggle with the concept of fame and celebrity, and it highlighted the inconsistencies between Michael the public persona and Michael the shy, driven artist.
The duality still presented itself. Moonwalk was well written, with few typos, but occasionally jumped a little from topic to topic somewhat randomly. This actually led to the feeling that you as the reader were having a conversation with himwere getting the first-hand personal story directly from him to you. I highly recommend this book, and am pleased to pass on the news that I've heard his estate just got the judge to approve a reprinting of this autobiography, so it should become more available in the near future.
Jul 23, James rated it it was ok. Unfortunately, the worst kind of 'autobiography' - one that ultimately tells us nothing and delivers very little at all. View all 4 comments. Aug 07, Sheila rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: people wanting to know more about MIchael Jackson. Recommended to Sheila by: I have looked for it for years, and finaly found it.
Shelves: favorites. I enjoyed reading Michael's words about his life up untilwhich is where the book ended. I didn't want it to end, I wanted to read more about his life after that, but unfortunately, he did not write another book. Moonwalk describes his early life and his feelings of insecurity on a personal level and told of his father's heavy-handed discipline. He talked about not being able to have friends his own age unless they were in show business because all the other people he met, treated him like I enjoyed reading Michael's words about his life up untilwhich is where the book ended.
He talked about not being able to have friends his own age unless they were in show business because all the other people he met, treated him like a celebrity -- always grabbing at him and wanting something other than friendship. Michael spent a lot of time alone, but he spent it wisely by perfecting his dancing and song writing skills which brought the world his wonderful music decade after decade.
He discusses his changing appearance, skin conditions, and religion in his own words, which makes it easy reading for those who did not know much about him, and provides interesting tidbits that some who adore him did not know. Moonwalk is Michael's story of hard work, long days, and a wish to find someone he could trust to care about him as a human instead of as a performer or celebrity.
However, this book is far from sad; to the contrary, Moonwalk shows Michael coming into his own as a young person and as a legend in his own time. He talks about his dreams and how many of them had already come true by the early s. He tells of his desire to help sick and poor children, and the world environment at large. His studio time was spent perfecting every song that was released and talks about songs he felt were not good enough to put on an album.
I can't help but wonder how many of them are out there on tape somewhere. The language he uses in this book shows his gentle spirit yet strong determination to succeed in getting his story out to the public. At the time this book was written, Michael had already been in several movies, won multiple awards for the Jackson 5 and his solo efforts, and had revolutionized the music video industry.
He was at the right place at the right time and became a superstar. He talked about the media pursuing him and the paparrazi shadowing his every move. He admitted to crying when he was sad or lonely, and to testing songs by singing bits to his sister, Janet. He was a perfectionist and it showed in his work. Michael Jackson never gave up: even when the press was mean, even when he felt alone, even when his fans wouldn't let him get a night's sleep, even when he was mobbed, even when some records did worse than others, even when he was hurt.