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

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

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by Stacy Brown, Bob Jones

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


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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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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Michael Jackson: The Man Behind the Mask: An Insider's Story of the King of Pop 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
jojojo566 More than 1 year ago
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!!!
CS76 More than 1 year ago
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).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 !
GLCTexas More than 1 year ago
Hate the book and the contend and the person that wrote such lies.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He obviously hates Michael Jackson. The venom in this book turns my stomach.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bob Jones was probably in one of the most unique positions anyone in "Team Jackson" could hope for. His recollections could have shed more light on the phenomenon known as "Michael Jackson" than anyone else inside the Jackson camp, but instead this book came across as a long-winded, bitter resignation letter. The "factual" content was intriguing, but clouded by obvious disdain. In truth, the firing of Bob Jones was in many ways disrespectful and after so many years of service he should have been treated with more dignity. Even so, penning a novel slinging mud on his former employer only served to make him look like what he termed as "a disgruntled employee" so often associated with working for Michael Jackson...hmmm, imagine the irony? If you can get past the hurtful undertone and really see the message, the book is not a bad read. In the end, he never directly says what he believes to be true, nor does he take a stand on his position if he believes Michael to be guilty or innocent, he instead goes along with the rumors and half truths that are so often retold by the media. Perhaps, after some 20 years of service, Bob Jones really didn't know Michael Jackson all that well after all and perhaps he would have been better off keeping his mouth shut.
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Meh_227 More than 1 year ago
Wear gloves and a gas mask when reading this piece of smelly garbage. This is the worse of the lot. First, the technical stuff. Where was the proof-reader? This book is incoherent with typos, incomplete sentences, double sentences, and misspelled words throughout. *The book is supposedly written by Bob Jones (close advisor to Michael Jackson) with Stacy Brown (he should turn in his hack license). Can either of these two read? This book relies heavily on Taraborrelli's book in reporting events that are well known by now. I think Tarraborelli needs to sue a whole lot of people because everyone has been plagiarizing his book for a quick dime. Jones claims to have been a close advisor to Michael. However, there is nothing in this book that demonstrates he even knew the man. His comments are vague, malicious, and only shows he hates the man, not that he knew anything about him. He must be a moron to have learned so little in thirty years. Indeed, he often admits he was not there, but "someone" said Mike said this or that or did this or that. He gives no corroborating information or details about anything that he says. In fact, he sounds like an idiot. Mike must have kept him around as a favor to the family. He inserts himself into and credits himself with every major event in Mike's life. For example, it was *he* who coined the phrase, "The King of Pop". As a matter of fact it was *he* who told Liz Taylor to use the phrase when announcing Michael for an award (yeah right). Any disgusting tidbit that could be gleaned from a tabloid he repeats here. The book is chock full of information that we now know is completely erroneous (as borne out through trial testimony and the jury's verdict). Only "information" that puts a bad light on an event is reported while the other side of the story is never told. For example, the book (completed at the time the second child molestation investigation was underway - apparently they were so eager to capitalize on the scandal they couldn't wait for a verdict) reports that Michael's and his accuser's fingerprints were found on a porn magazine, but fails to report that the magazine was actually published after the boy could have ever been at Neverland to touch the book. He reports allegations as proof of facts (i.e. Michael molested Caulkin). There are no facts in this book at all. No indication whatsoever that they did anything other than steal information from Taraborrelli's book, repeat tabloid fodder, and add rambling, incoherent, non-incisive, drivel from an old, very bitter, very hateful has-been, hanger-on's mouth who got fired without a pension plan. It says even less of him (if that is at all possible) than his working for someone he found so distasteful and disgusting all these years. Any references he makes to Michael and children are events that were public and in full view of everyone. He makes oblique references to some behind the scenes stuff but admits he never actually saw Michael molesting any children, but he reveals that Michael is quite fond of the word, "do-do". I'm bit fond of that word myself and will use it to describe this book. This book is do-do. Wherever Michael is, I hope he just smiled.
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JAM327 More than 1 year ago
I was excited about reading a book from the one guy Michael Jackson seem to trust the most Bobby Jones . After reading this book from the famous Bobby Jones i was disgusted with what was written and how it was written. Truth or Lies. Still not sure what Bobby Jones was trying to prove. Bobby Jones was the one person that Michael seem to trust the most. But this book seem hateful, degrading, and tasteless. If what he wrote was the truth about MJ and all those young white boys than shame on him for allowing it to happen. And for all the people that watched and allowed MJ to hurt those small young boys should be ashamed of themselves for allowing it to happen. To all the parents who sold their sons for money, the workers for not helping them out, for politicans who seen the goings on and did nothing and most of all to you Bobby Jones. Shame on all of yous for not standing up for our children. As a parent I couldn't imagine letting it happen to my son. No money in this world would make me sell my son for any mans fantasy . MJ or not !!!I would kill for my child or any child that was being abused by the rich or the poor... Bobby Jones states in his book that he watched MJ take young white boys in his private room and said and did nothing. Bobby you should be hung for allowing our children to get hurt in that way (if True). All Bobby seemed to be worried about was being black balled out of hollywood than saving a young child's life. Bobby Jones you should of stood trail right along MJ if it was true. You are more guiltier than MJ himself. For if it was true MJ was a sick person looking for help and no one was willing to help him. I don't believe any of what Bobby Jones wrote because he was fired from a job that he held for over 40 years. He was out for revenge and writing this book proves it!! It was horrible what he tried to do in this book.I beleive MJ was looking for love in all the wrong place. MJ was child in a mans body even confused as to who he was or what he was. MJ lived a fantasy life. Look at what MJ did to himself to hide all the pain he was suffering from. He admitted he never wanted to grow up just like Peter Pan.Now that tells us something about MJ and is innerself as a person. And for his mother Katherine you should of protected him from his father and all the abuse he receive hell as well as his brothers had to indore from Joseph.To me reading this book Bobby made fun of the whole entire Jackson family.Read the part when he talkes about the quotes and which one of the Jackson they represented. Now thats hateful to all of the Jackson. MJ went threw abuse from Physical to Emotional abuse. Emotional abuse is the worse to over come. I was abused all of my life from my parents to my husband and i know the scares it has left on me. I am as old as MJ and to this day i am still learning to deal with all that abuse. MJ was a lost sole trying to find himself. In this book it tells you a little about MJ pain and what he was trying to over come. But not one person that worked for him seem to really care about the man that MJ was more than the money he had. MJ was crying out for help and everyone closed their eyes and ears to it all including Bobby himself So Bobby Jones this book should of never been writen. What I got out of this book was how much you really hated MJ for letting you go and for that mistakes have been made. This book was written with so such hatred that you had in your heart for MJ at the end of your friendship
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kayess More than 1 year ago
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.
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Kevintowers More than 1 year ago
The Naysayers are against the truth and this work is the definitive Michael Jackson book from a real insider, Bob Jones. Deal with it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an easy to follow and believable book. I don't see why the fans are upset with it. It is accurate and it really reflects everything that people like Frank DiLeo, Jermaine Jackson, and even Michael Jackson himself have acknowledged.