You Are Not Alone: Michael: Through a Brother's Eyes

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Jermaine Jackson—older than Michael by four years—offers a keenly observed memoir tracing his brother’s life starting from their shared childhood and extending through the Jackson 5 years, Michael’s phenomenal solo career, his loves, his suffering, and his tragic end. It is a sophisticated, no-holds-barred examination of the man, aimed at fostering a true and final understanding of who he was, what he was, and what shaped him.

Jermaine knows the real Michael as only a brother ...

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Overview

Jermaine Jackson—older than Michael by four years—offers a keenly observed memoir tracing his brother’s life starting from their shared childhood and extending through the Jackson 5 years, Michael’s phenomenal solo career, his loves, his suffering, and his tragic end. It is a sophisticated, no-holds-barred examination of the man, aimed at fostering a true and final understanding of who he was, what he was, and what shaped him.

Jermaine knows the real Michael as only a brother can. In this raw, honest, and poignant account, he reveals Michael the private person, not Michael “the King of Pop.” He doesn’t flinch from tackling the tough issues: the torrid press, the scandals, the allegations, the court cases, the internal politics, the ill-fated This Is It tour, and the disturbing developments in the days leading up to Michael’s death. But where previous works have presented only thin versions of a media construct, he provides a rare glimpse into the complex heart, mind, and soul of a brilliant but sometimes troubled entertainer. As a witness to history on the inside, Jermaine is the only person qualified to deliver the real Michael and reveal what made him tick, his private opinions and unseen emotions through the most headline-making episodes of his life.

Now with an emotional afterword addressing 2011’s dramatic Conrad Murray trial, this biography is filled with keen insight, rich anecdotes, and behind-the-scenes detail. You Are Not Alone is the book for any true Michael Jackson fan and for anyone trying to make sense of the artist whose death was so premature.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451651584
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 8/14/2012
  • Pages: 458
  • Sales rank: 579,005
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Jermaine Jackson

Jermaine Jackson, fourth-born in the musical family dynasty, was an original member of the Jackson 5. Singer, record producer, and composer, Jermaine is widely perceived as the Jackson family’s spokesperson, both before and after Michael’s death. He is the father to seven children and lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Halima.

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Table of Contents

Prologue-2005 xi

The Beginning-The Early Years

1 Eternal Child 3

2 2300 Jackson Street 12

3 God's Gift 36

4 Just Kids with a Dream 56

5 Cry Freedom 75

6 Motown University 94

7 Jackson-mania 118

The Middle-The Hayvenhurst Years

8 Life Lessons 141

9 Growing Pains 162

10 Separate Ways 176

11 Moonwalking 198

12 Animal Kingdom 218

13 The Hardest Victory 238

14 The Reunion Party 255

The End-The Neverland Years

15 Once Said… 279

16 Forever Neverland 294

17 Body of Lies 313

18 Love, Chess and Destiny 331

19 Unbreakable 352

20 14 White Doves 372

21 The Comeback King 390

22 Gone Too Soon 413

Epilogue-Smile 431

The Final Word-September 2011 441

Acknowledgments 457

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2011

    Highly recommend

    I highly recommend for everyone to read this book. Either you're a fan or not of Michael it's something worth reading. I couldn't stop crying for Michael who's motive is to help not only the children but everyone in need. Some people have true desire to help not just for publicity sake. He's one of a kind.

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Great read

    Although jermaime tell the same jackson stories others have written over the years he do so with insight and clarity that makes you enjoy them again. Also who knew jermaine could be so humourous? I enjoyed the book and his explanation for singing "word to the badd"

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2011

    Amazing!

    Great book and Iove micheal no matter what..

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 2, 2011

    Amazingly written...

    I have been reading this one and I think Jermaine did a wonderful job in that the book honored the memories of his brother Michael so well. Jermaine congratulations on the book and my prayers continue for you and your family.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 30, 2012

    You Are Not Alone Michael: Through A Brothers Eyes

    I waited a long time to purchase this book. I had mixed emotions, thinking Jermaine was trying to cash in on Michael's name. Well I was so wrong. You can feel the love he has for Michael throughout. Even though they may not have always seen eye to eye on things the love and respect for each other was always there.

    I definitely recommend this book to any fan or anyone who is at all curious about what it is like being a member of the Jackson Family.

    The title says 'You Are Not Alone Michael'...the media would like to have us believe the opposite. After reading this book I now see this family through different eyes. Thank you Jermaine for sharing your story!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    Great read!

    This being the third book I read on MJ, it is my favorite. It gives a great outlook on Michael's life and Jermaine does a great job on telling a story without going into too much detail of some aspects of the music industry that normal people dont understand.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 2, 2011

    Great Book!

    Very informal on the private life of Michael and his family. I felt like it was true to form since it was coming from his brother. Lots of information and insight on Michael. Thank you, Jermaine!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2012

    Insight From Within

    After reading Michael Jackson's autobiography Moonwalk, it made me wish that he had written more about himself. I started looking for other books, biographies written by those who were around him and knew him. While searching, I came across You Are Not Alone and immediately knew this would be my next read. I thought what better person to tell the story of Michael than a brother who sang alongside him on the same stage as little boys, in a setting almost reminiscent of a budding praise band. With insight from within, You Are Not Alone captures the reader's heart and invites him into the Jackson family's living room, concert tours, legal battles, & most importantly, into the soul of a man who longed to be loved and seen as normal like any of us. This is a good read for anyone who is a fan of Michael's both on and off the stage, & who wishes they had more years to spend with him.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2012

    Touching

    many people may not know Michael Jackson & his feelings I DO I'VE BEEN THERE all I CAN say is I LOVE You MJ I UNDERSTAND YOU !

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2012

    Mj fan

    Awsome. Best book in the world

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2012

    Michael was no friend to children

    For those who want to put forth the belief that Michael posed no danger to children, I can say that the FBI studied him and concluded that he was a pedophile. Yes he was a brilliant musical talent, but don't confuse that with also being a good person. Anyone who would molest children is despicable.

    1 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2012

    U not alone michael through a brother eye

    Must read

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 11, 2011

    Highly recommend

    Michael & my sister were born the same day same year. We grew up with Michael. I'm only on Chapter two but I am thoroughly enjoying the human side of Michael and not the "media" view of him. I think Jermaine for allowing us to see this side of his brother, Michael, and what it was like for them all growing up.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2014

    DEDICATION

    This is dedicated to Pantherstrike and other rpers who succeeded at or attempted suicide due to bullying. You will be forever missed. May God watch over your souls.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2014

    MJ10

    MICHAEL WILL ALWAYS BE A GREAT SINGER RIP MJ

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2013

    I love mj

    Ilove mj

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2012

    A true page turner

    It's well known that the Jacksons have been a bit leery of the press and tabloids, so it was great to get an insider's account of their story from the beginning to the present. Great read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    To michel was no friend....

    Shut up andGROW up old things r passed away he should have molested...... >:( NEVER MIND!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2012

    Jermaines book

    This book is awesome you have to read it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    The King of Pop

    It is nice Jermine wrote about his younger brother. R.I.P Michael Jackson. U will always b luved..

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