Michael Jackson: The Magic, The Madness, The Whole Story

Author: J. Randy Taraborrelli
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Price: $22.99 (Hardcover)

Thursday marks the funeral of the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, days after what would have been his 51st birthday. In commemoration of his death, J. Randy Taraborrelli has re-released an updated version of his thorough chronicle of the troubled star’s life, including his final days. At a whopping 765 pages, the 12-part account contains a detailed history of Jackson, including his childhood introduction to music. Having spoken with Jackson since they were children, Taraborrelli’s analysis presents an honest portrait of a man misunderstood.