Michael Jackson: The Man Behind the Mask: An Insider's Story of the King of Pop

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'Michael Jackson: The Man behind the Mask' is the INSIDE STORY of the truth behind the rumors, ugliness and mystery surrounding Michael Jackson.Is Jackson just a confused person who got too much fame too soon or is he a cold and calculating villain who will stop at nothing to have his bizarre appetites satisfied? Now you can read about it for the first time from the man who knows everything!The author, Bob Jones, is not a journalist conducting interviews but somebody who has known and been with Jackson for 34 years as his chief of Public
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Overview

'Michael Jackson: The Man behind the Mask' is the INSIDE STORY of the truth behind the rumors, ugliness and mystery surrounding Michael Jackson.Is Jackson just a confused person who got too much fame too soon or is he a cold and calculating villain who will stop at nothing to have his bizarre appetites satisfied? Now you can read about it for the first time from the man who knows everything!The author, Bob Jones, is not a journalist conducting interviews but somebody who has known and been with Jackson for 34 years as his chief of Public Relations; by his side since Michael was 11 years old. Bob Jones is the one person with this unique inside view of Michael Jackson's world. To a certain degree, Bob Jones CREATED Michael Jackson. He created his image. For example, Bob Jones created Michael Jackson's famous nickname The King of Pop.This book is explosive and will make any other book about Michael Jackson instantly forgotten. You won't find this inside information anywhere else.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590792032
  • Publisher: Select Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 958,714
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Jones is a huge figure behind the scenes of American pop music. Joining Motown in 1970 as a publicity manager, he created the media campaigns for artists including the Supremes, Lionel Richie and DeBarge.When Michael Jackson formed a communications division of his own company, he picked Jones to head it.In 1995, BET saluted Jones with a prime-time documentary tribute.
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  • Posted July 30, 2009

    Awful!

    When I ordered this book from BN, there were no reviews on it. If I'd have known it was written by a disgruntled ex-employee I never would have ordered it. I read bits and pieces of it but after the author starts comparing MJ to satan, I got so mad I threw my book it the trash! I'm now reading "Conspiracy" by Aphrodite Jones and it's a great book. It tells the truth about what went on during the molestation trial (things the anti-Jackson media left out).

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2009

    Horrible

    I only read a few pages and this goes to show how much ppl disliked MJ...and 4 wat reason...idk...all he wanted to do was to make music and bring peace and luv 2 ppl....its funny how he writes dis after MJ fires him....sounds fishy 2 me...luv u MJ RIP

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2009

    Sour Grapes

    I thought that someone who worked for Michael all those years would have had some understanding. I have read books on Micharl and this one was disappointing. If there was something he could find fault with, he did and more. There was on joy in reading about a icon in thew music world or how he did wonderful things for people like Ryan White. This man waited until Nichael died, then ran out to make a buck on saying things mean about hte dead. Unless you want to read nasty, it wouldn't be worth you time, it wasn't worth mind !

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 29, 2009

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    Tabloid trash

    I'm totally surprised at the content of this book about Michael Jackson coming from someone who worked and knew MJ for 30 yrs. It's nothing more than a disgruntled employee's bad attitude after being fired by Michael Jackson. Bob Jones totalled trashed MJ with innnendoes and insinutations. I only read half the book and now I'd like to burn it. Don't waste your money!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2009

    A Joke!

    LOL! After reading just a few pages, I could tell this is nothing but a bunch of far fetched lies tied in with a few thruthful statements, which is info already reported in the media. I don't believe this crap and I wouldn't waste my money purchasing it.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 19, 2010

    Do not read this.

    This book, is a big lie. Bob Jones didn't make up the name "King of Pop". Anne Taylor did,as you can see on his interview with Oprah.Look it up on Youtube ( the interview ).

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    This book was written by a self-absorbed, unhappy, ex-employee. He is trying to get back at a dead man who fired him!!!!!!!

    Hate the book and the contend and the person that wrote such lies.....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2009

    Nasty!

    He obviously hates Michael Jackson. The venom in this book turns my stomach.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2009

    Save your money for a Starbucks

    Do not waste your money on this book. It was a huge disappointment. My copy went straight into the trash can after I finished it. The whole thing is "he said she said" and is based on info from a disgruntled ex-employee with an ax to grind.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2009

    Man Behind the Mask

    I purchased this book thinking that as a former employee of MJ, Mr. Jones would be in the position to provide factual information on Michael Jackson. What a mistake! The book is so toxic that I put it in the trash after reading 10 to 15 pages.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 5, 2009

    The Real Deal

    The Naysayers are against the truth and this work is the definitive Michael Jackson book from a real insider, Bob Jones. Deal with it.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 5, 2009

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    remembering the good and the bad-this book gives MJ some perspective

    Edifying and insightful read. I don't think it really matters which side you find yourself in the whole MJ controversy, this book is well written and very believable and the claims that it is attempt to bash the King of Pop come from closed minded people who never read it and can't bear to hear the slightest negative innuendo about their now deceased idol.

    Michael Jackson was one of the great talents of the last century, this is undeniable. It is also undeniable that he was an almost equally troubled individual who found himself tormented by personal (and extra-personal) demons to the very end. No matter what you think of him, Michael Jackson was a terrifically complicated personality although the press and public always seeks to over-simplify. Much of what you read in the press is pure speculation. Some of it gross exaggeration. And some is based on fact. I found reading this book to be helpful in putting Michael Jackson, the man, in perspective.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2005

    Good timing

    The one who is calculating is Bob Jones. Bringing as much dirt as he can to sell a book. Keeping quiet until Michael fires him and also, book was released during the trial. Anybody who tries to make money on somebody else`s fame I disqualify. He should look at the mirror.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    MJ10

    THE VENOM IN THIS BOOK MAKES MY STOMACH HURT

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2014

    MJ10

    THE VENOM IN THIS BOOK MAKES MY STOMACH HURT

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    I will always love you

    Michael jackson is the music of life he teach us about music and life. Michael jackson never was a child molster. He love being with everybody . Michael jackson was not gay and if he was that doent matter if he was gay so back off haters- yoada zeleke

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2012

    What the hell?

    Wow it is truly amazing what poeple do for money. Him saying he made Michael is like me saying I made Elvis and he died before I was even thought of. If he was Michaels friend why let someone write an review of the book calling Michael a villain? I just don't gey

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    What the Hell

    I read the overveiw of this book. Its stupid. Why in the world would anybody read this book. All these people wan is money.. These people need to lay off... Michael Jackson is a legacy by himself. He doesnt need people to write books about. He is the most famous person to have ever walked this earth. He made himself famous. He didnt need a friend to get him there. He had his family. His drive is what made him famous. He beacame The King of Pop by himself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Master of music

    EPIC

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  • Posted September 5, 2011

    Wealt

    Insted of reading this junk that is full of lies read "Moonwalk" the actual autobio. that MJ wrote himself reaveling truths and everything you need to know from his own words.

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