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Given that there is no shortage of biographical works about the late King of Pop, Greenburg's focus on the business side of Michael Jackson's life and death (1958–2009) is a wise choice. Starting with the early days of the Jackson 5, former child actor (Lorenzo's Oil) Greenburg looks at Jackson's ability to generate revenue and how he chose to spend his earnings. While the world often perceives Jackson as a puppet controlled by others, the author presents him not only as an artist who wanted to create the perfect record every time he entered the studio, but also as a shrewd businessperson when it came to marketing opportunities and record sales. Most of Jackson's family members declined to comment for the book but there are many first-person accounts from his former business partners and legal advisers. It's interesting that while many people were perhaps not treated fairly or lost out in some dealings not one of them has a bad thing to say about Jackson. VERDICT A very readable, enjoyable take on Jackson, both the man and the business, that should appeal to any Jackson or music fan.—Craig L. Shufelt, Fort Erie P.L., Ont.