Be Careful Who You Love

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The explosive definitive account of the Michael Jackson saga, chronicling the King of Pop's battles against child molestation charges from 1993 to 2005, from award-winning journalist

Diane Dimond, who broke the story first, over twelve years ago

Michael Jackson has long captured the world's attention, first as the dynamic lead singer of the Jackson Five, then during his highly successful breakout solo career. But somewhere along the line ...

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Be Careful Who You Love: Inside the Michael Jackson Case

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Overview

The explosive definitive account of the Michael Jackson saga, chronicling the King of Pop's battles against child molestation charges from 1993 to 2005, from award-winning journalist

Diane Dimond, who broke the story first, over twelve years ago

Michael Jackson has long captured the world's attention, first as the dynamic lead singer of the Jackson Five, then during his highly successful breakout solo career. But somewhere along the line Jackson transformed himself into something hardly recognizable and was investigated -- not once, but twice -- for crimes we could hardly imagine.

Even now, after his unexpected acquittal on multiple charges of child molestation, there is a sense that the real truth behind the allegations is not known. The character of Michael Jackson -- from his humble beginnings to his rich career and the birth of Neverland Ranch -- is destined for great debate among fans, journalists, historians, and psychiatrists for years to come. In the meantime, there is Diane Dimond, the journalist of record on the Jackson case.

In November 2003, when the Santa Barbara county sheriff's department conducted another raid on Neverland Ranch, Diane Dimond and her camera crews were the only ones there to capture the moment and report the news to the world. Now, for the first time, Dimond recounts the multifaceted details of the Jackson case, utilizing her extensive notes and sources. What she tells us is a shocking story.

Be Careful Who You Love will take you behind the scenes and into the courtroom of one of the most controversial cases of the decade, while giving readers a dramatic glimpse of one reporter's vigilance and unending quest to uncover the truth.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743270922
  • Publisher: Atria Books
  • Publication date: 10/26/2007
  • Edition description: Atria Books
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Diane Dimond served as chief executive investigative editor and on-air correspondent and anchor for Court TV's investigative unit. Prior to joining Court TV, Dimond was involved in Fox News Channel's continuing live coverage of the war on terrorism and also worked at MSNBC, where she anchored news hours and covered the 2000 presidential campaign and recount. She has also worked for National Public Radio in Washington, D.C., and WCBS-TV in New York, and has cohosted a nightly news program on CNBC. In 1990, Dimond became the investigative reporter for the syndicated program Hard Copy, and in 1993 she broke the Michael Jackson story. Time magazine cited her continuing coverage of the case among "The Best TV of '93." Diane lives in New York with her husband.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2009

    Be careful what you read

    The author's name alone should be a clear sign to any real MJ fan not to get this book. Don't waste your money on this. If you want her opinion just listen to any MJ hater and they'll give you the same thing for free. Tabloid Trash.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 19, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    This book doesn't deserve any stars!

    A waste of money and full of lies. Diane Dimond is just one of many vampires that has tried to surround themselves around Michael Jackson, while making a buck. Her personal character is trashed throughout this book. Michael Jackson's true image will never be tarnished, in the eyes of the people that love and cherish him.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2006

    don`t believe everything you read!

    I just want to say that Diane might be investigating reporter but no way she is objective. Watching her on Court TV commenting on Michael Jackson, she wasn`t telling the facts that defense brought up. She was pretty much one sided and I don`t trust her. She was missing few points. Gavin was a liar, same as his mom. Michael had known him for two years and decided to molest him right after the documentary with Martin Bashir aired! No way. Everybody were watching him. That was a bad timing for these claims. And before that, GAvin and the whole family were saying that nothing ever happened. Diane never paid attention to these details. She just cared about her own fame. Arvizo family got the same lawyer, the same psychologist and the same detectives as Jordan Chandler. He didn`t even come to testify. And he is an adult now. And what about Macaulay and Wade Robson? And Brett Barnes? These were false claims also. WAde Robson is one of the best choreographers in the whole world. That`s what him and Michael were doing. DAncing and learning from each other. Michael is an artist.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 19, 2009

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    Not even deserving as a 1!

    This book is a waste of your money. A book full of lies and bias research. Diane Dimond wants you to believe Michael Jackson is a monster. I believe she is the monster trying to make a buck off of a brilliant music icon and human being.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2010

    Fraudulent piece of work.

    This book is an insult to every thinking person's intelligence. It is designed to appeal to a certain cultural mentality. It came on the heels of a successful Media generated witch-hunt in which Diane Dimond was the reigning star.

    Her courtroom accounts are best described as contrived, an absolute departure from the actual events.

    This book is meant to reinforce Ms. Dimond's televised spin of and out right lies about events that lead up to and occurred during Jackson's trial.

    This book, like her earlier theatrical displays of "expect commentaries" and "insider knowledge revelations", is an unconscionable manipulation of facts, served to an unknowing public for no other reason then the advancement of her career, monetary gain and personal bias.

    In Dec 2009, Michael Jackson's FBI Files were released; this was followed by a very brief and scarcely reported FBI announcement that states nothing was found to lay the label pedophile on Mr. Jackson in 1993 or 2003, nor was there probable cause to have charge him in 2005 by the Los Angeles County District Attorney.

    The District Attorney initiated this investigation, which means he was kept abreast of the FBI's non-findings and so was Diane Dimond, which moves this book and its' accounts in to the category of fraudulent.

    As a fraudulent piece of work, it should be treated as if it were plagiarized and be removed from the shelves.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 18, 2011

    Diane diamond

    Diane Diamond needs to climb back in the hole she came out of. I believe friends and the people close to him. Than some journalist that has had it in her since day one to bring Micheal Jackson down. YOU ARE A SNAKE

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2011

    Look.

    Read " Moonwalk " the autobio. That MJ wrote himself revealing truths and his past and everything you need to know from his exact own words.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2012

    MICHAEL JACKSON

    I LOVE MICHAEL JACKSON MUSIC
    LOVE IT !

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Worst book I have ever read!

    If you are looking for a bias, untruthful pile of crap to read, look no further....you've found it. Who is this author? If you are going to write a book about Michael Jackson shouldn't you get at least one more fact correct the than the spelling of his name?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 23, 2011

    Diane Dimond is a Devil!

    She is mean and is trying to sabatoge Michael throughout this book! She is smart and she could have been a good resource, but she chose to put her intelligence in the wrong place! Michael is innocent or he would have been in prison...I don't care what anyone says! If any of the allegations that the boy said had matched up to M.J, it would have put him in prison, but he was not! So, poor M.J. go screwed by the people! That is a horrible thing to put someone through. Especially a person who is all about L.O.V.E!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2005

    As Fake As A 'Chris Steiner' Book Review

    Putting this drivel out at this time of year is no way to get a Christmas bonus. Diane Dimond has sealed her fate with the delivery of this old trash. She like Nancy Grace shows up as an annoying horse fly. That Michael Jackson trial is long over and nobody gives a damn. Even if he (Jackson) was guilty...Dimond and the kid's mother helped to acquit Jackson. 1ST RULE OF JOURNALISM: NEVER TRY TO OUTSHINE THE STORY/SOURCE! This book will wind up on the trash heap. The only reason to keep a copy is if Dimond gets a top level position in the White House.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    Prestasia Aldridge

    I love MJ because his music is awesome and we will always remember him as the KING of POP!! I even dream about him every night!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    THE WORST BOOK EVER

    I HATE U I AGREE THAT YOU STINK

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    Don't waste your money

    At first glance, the author's name will throw up a big red flag. DD is a well-know tabloid journalist who has made a living from sensationalizing every aspect of Michael Jackson's life, with the exception of writing about his musical genius, which in her mind must be beside the point. If you are a reasonable person who wants to get the truth about this man, DON'T rely on Dimond's words. If you don't want to take my word for it,do a little research on her background. She is in the same league with Martin Bashir and others who don't care about people's feelings, they only care about their bottom line.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2012

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 30, 2009

    Diane Dimond's classic deserves a re-read and if you haven't read it - read it now!

    Ms. Dimond is an intriguing investigative reporter. She was the first to cover this story developed impeccable insider leads with truthful evidence. I remember watching her cover the trail on Court TV and now with Mr. Jackson's untimely death, she is back in the limelight reporting the facts. What separates Ms. Dimond is her professionalism. She isn't screaming the facts at us and interrupting guests she is interviewing. But even better is to read this classic she wrote. I read it when it originally came out, and re-read it due to the recent situation. The book is full of fascinating facts. I hope when this is all said and done Ms. Dimond as a sequel in the works. She's a true journalist from the old school, well written journalist world.

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2006

    Jackson trial coverage

    This is a very excellent tell all book about Michael Jackson and his abuse of children. It makes me worry about the future kids he comes into cantact with since the trial. He got away from the criminal courts but he has a higher force to deal with in the end. Thank you Diane for letting the world know what type of person he is.

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2005

    Related almost

    She is great although I have never met her she worked very close with one of my cousin on this case. He is a detective for Santa BarbaraPolice Dept. He spoke very highly of her and I cannot wait to read this book. She even had the decency to show up for my uncle Steve's funeral. I also believe she is an honest and trustworthy news person. An amazing lady. Good for you Diane only an idiot would say NOT GUILTY

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2006

    Fair, Balanced and Informative

    I liked this book. I believe there are too many apologists out there for Michael Jackson. They are unable to separate his behavior from his accomplishments as an entertainer. I think Dimond has achieved that, and so I can recommend this book to anyone with an interest in this subject.

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2005

    Be Careful Who You Love: Inside the Michael Jackson Case

    Whether you like Diane Dimond or not, her book contains a lot of startling information about the life of Michael Jackson and the people he surrounds himself with. I suggest reviewers read the book before posting their comments. They just might learn something.

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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