‘My Friend Michael’ by Frank Cascio

This was, quite possibly, the best book I have ever read about Michael Jackson. Mr. Cascio has given the world a very special gift with his insightful stories as he paints a beautiful and vivid picture of a very real, very complicated human being. I have been a fan for 20 years and I thought I knew just about everything there was to know about Michael, but this book has changed my perception of the superstar on so many levels. Thanks, Frank!


Author: Brian

Blogger. Bookworm. Michael Jackson fanatic. Lives in Kentucky with partner of 12 years and three fabulous felines.

4 thoughts on “‘My Friend Michael’ by Frank Cascio”

  1. Hi Brian,
    thanks for this review, and I’ll definitely buy this book. In Germany, the Kindle edition is cheaper than the hardcover – are there any images in the book which would make it worth having as a “real” book?
    I’ll soon start with Jermaine’s book, let’s see what he has to tell. And have you heard about Dieter Wiesner’s book? I’ll get it for Christmas :)

  2. I have the Kindle version, too, but I want the hard cover since reading it. The photos are in the Kindle version in black and white. You can see them pretty well, but I like this book so well I want a hard copy.

    I hadn’t heard about Dieter’s book. I met him in 2001 and wasn’t very impressed.

  3. I see what you did here… ;)
    Please don’t get me wrong, I’m a very critical person and don’t believe half of what certain people say. It is just interesting to read about Michael from different perspectives. In German, we have the wonderful word “Schönfärberei” – it means that [mostly negative] things are covered in a layer of beautiful colors to make them seem pretty for others. That’s quite what I expect from the J clan.

  4. Hee hee! I edited my original comment, because I didn’t want to offend you or sound too negative, but I figured you might have already seen it. :)

    I like that word. I can’t think of an equivalent in English.

    Let me know how you like the books!

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