My Friend Michael: An Ordinary Friendship with an Extraordinary Man

My Friend Michael: An Ordinary Friendship with an Extraordinary Man

by Frank Cascio


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My Friend Michael: An Ordinary Friendship with an Extraordinary Man by Frank Cascio

Frank Cascio was a close friend of tragic superstar Michael Jackson for more than twenty-five years. In My Friend Michael, Cascio offers a deeply personal, behind-the-scenes look at the Michael Jackson he knew. Filled with never-before-told stories and intimate details, My Friend Michael is the most candid, moving, and provocative portrait of the “King of Pop” to date—a fair and loving portrait of a true American pop music icon and of a remarkable friendship that endured through triumph and struggle, scandal and controversy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062090065
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/15/2011
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,253,625
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Frank Cascio is an entrepreneur whose expertise ranges from business finance to music entertainment. His friendship with Michael Jackson began in 1984, when Frank was just a few years old. At the age of eighteen Frank was hired by Jackson to be his personal assistant, eventually being promoted to personal manager. Cascio was a producer of The Michael Jackson Interview: The Footage You Were Never Meant to See as well as the creative consultant and one of the producers of Michael Jackson’s Private Home Movies, which aired on Fox in 2003. Cascio divides his time between New York City and Europe, specifically Germany and Italy, two other places he calls home.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

Part 1 The Applehead Club

1 A new friend 11

2 The ranch 22

3 Good-bye Normal 40

4 Extraordinary world 51

5 The toll 62

6 Two Worlds 69

7 Making history 81

8 Mind maps 90

9 A New Father 106

Part 2 Frank Tyson And Mr. Jackson

10 Stepping Up 121

11 New Shoes 133

12 Life at neyeeland 150

13 100 Songs 164

14 Helpless 170

15 The unexpected 181

16 Hitting bottom 188

17 Yhe show goes on 208

18 Interlude 223

Part Three Michael Me

19 Method To My Madness 241

20 Misunderstood 258

21 False Charges 275

22 Justice 290

23 Reconcilation 301

24 The Unthinkable 310

Epilogue 322

Acknowledgments 327

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My Friend Michael 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
TessGreenwood More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent read and gives the reader a truly inside look at who Michael Jackson was as a person despite the dehumanizing and bullying tactics of the tabloid media over the past 3 decades. Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written, insightful look at Michaels life as a very talented man, friend, and father as told by one the people closed to him.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hedied on my birthday andwhen he dieda part of me did too he was an extordinary man even thouh he was an adult he was also a chiild on the inside there will never be anyone like him he will live on in our lives even though i was 7 years old he still plyed a wonderful part in my life he will be missed deeply remember when we fell in live we were young and innocent then he was a dreamer and friend a mentor a idol he can not be replaced no one can be just like him he was here for a short term in my life but i love him more thhen anything happy day of death and a happy birthday to me he died a tottal if six years sohe would of been 56 which is not old at all i love umichael jackson u r nor,t alone i am here with u thouggh were far apart ur always in my heart ur not alone u r te best r.i.p michael jackson
MJsMoonGoddess7 More than 1 year ago
This book is the most amazing book I have ever read about Michael Jackson! !I hate to read but when I picked this book up to read it I could not put it down!If all books were like this book then I would enjoy reading!Usually I am lost by the first page to a book and put it down bored but not this book! I can say that no book has ever had me that drawn to reading before!The author Frank Cascio is absolutely amazing as a writer as I am sure he is amazing at other things as well but I must say that every sentence that I read I felt like I was actually there with Frank and Michael! Never before in my life have I ever felt like I was there in the story listening and sharing all things that this book opens up to share with you!There were sad parts,happy parts,hilarious parts when Michael missed the boat at Paris Disneyland while sneaking in after hrs. and falls in the water!I actually could see Michael standing there drenched in his pajama pants and floating fedora as I laughed uncontrollably! This is a amazingly great and well written book that I highly and completely reccommend for anyone who loves Michael Jackson and wants to read something worth reading that is positive toward Michael !I give this book a 10 star rating as it is superb!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
frank did such a good job on this book i highly recommend this book for any michael fan out there that wants to know about a true friendship between michael and frank i would recommend it for anyone to read it its a truthfull and honest book that talks about a true friendship between to close friends that shared one close friendship together
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it.
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