As befits a man of his enormous stature and legacy, to research a book about the life of Michael Jackson is a mammoth, overwhelming task. Thank you so much to the usual suspects for their support and encouragement, particularly Chris Morris and Lindsay Davies. Thanks, too, to Ilona Jasiewicz for her meticulous editing.
Numerous books have already been published about the life of Michael Jackson, each with their own appeal and strengths. J. Randy Taraborrelli’s Michael Jackson: The Magic and the Madness brilliantly reflects the long-term access Taraborrelli enjoyed with the Jackson family and others associated with the story. It is a fine work and proved a particularly helpful source in my research, along with the other books listed in the bibliography