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Featuring: La Toya Jackson
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La Toya Jackson was always closer to Michael than anyone
knew. In this heartfelt memoir, she pays tribute to his
tortured soul—revealing the intimate moments she shared with
the deeply troubled pop legend. The first sibling to arrive
at the hospital after Michael was rushed there, and the
informant on his death certificate, La Toya noticed
suspicious details and demanded a second autopsy. For the
first time, she unveils shocking behind-the-scenes dealings
that she believes led to her brother’s death, and she
provides unprecedented insight into the destruction of one
of the most dynamic artist/performers in history.
account sure to send shock waves around the globe, La Toya
sheds new light on the dynamics of the Jackson family and
the curtain of secrecy and intrigue that has surrounded her
brother Michael, and the rest of the Jackson children, since
they became stars in the ’60s and ’70s. She explains her
estrangement from— and gradual reconciliation with—one of
America’s most famous and close-knit families.
Michael, La Toya experienced an upbringing that made her
vulnerable to exploitation, and her own journey led to hell
and back at the hands of her former manager and husband,
Jack Gordon. Sharing with honesty and an open heart some of
the most painful episodes of her life story, La Toya reveals
how anyone—regardless of fame, fortune, or status—can be
trapped in a cycle of abuse, and how she was able to find
the courage to rebuild her shattered sense of self, her
career, and her relationship with her family, and to finally
This tale will touch the hearts of the
millions who are fans of the Jackson family’s music as well
as those who have ever shared a special relationship with a
sibling. Not just the story of the world’s most renowned
family, this memoir will inspire anyone who feels as if
their life has fallen apart and there’s nowhere to go,
unless they too can learn to truly start over. . .
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