Jermaine Jackson's You Are Not Alone: Michael, Through a Brother's Eyes PDF

By Jermaine Jackson

Jermaine Jackson—older than Michael through 4 years—offers a keenly saw memoir tracing his brother’s existence ranging from their shared formative years and increasing throughout the Jackson five years, Michael’s out of the ordinary solo profession, his loves, his soreness, and his tragic finish. it's a refined, no-holds-barred exam of the fellow, aimed toward fostering a real and ultimate realizing of who he used to be, why he used to be, and what formed him.

Jermaine is familiar with the true Michael as just a brother can. during this uncooked, sincere, and poignant account, he unearths Michael the personal individual, no longer Michael “the King of Pop.”

Jermaine doesn’t draw back from tackling the cruel matters: the torrid press, the scandals, the allegations, the complaints, the interior politics, the ill-fated this can be It journey, and traumatic advancements within the days major as much as Michael’s dying. yet the place earlier works have awarded purely skinny types of a media build, he presents a unprecedented glimpse into the complicated center, brain, and soul of an excellent yet occasionally entertainer. As a witness to heritage at the inside of, Jermaine is the single individual certified to bring the genuine Michael and show what made him tick, his deepest reviews, and unseen feelings in the course of the such a lot headline-making episodes of his lifestyles.

Filled with prepared perception, wealthy in anecdotes and behind-the-scenes aspect, You aren't on my own is the publication for any real Michael Jackson fan and for a person attempting to make experience of the artist whose loss of life was once so untimely.

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Jermaine Jackson—older than Michael through 4 years—offers a keenly saw memoir tracing his brother’s existence ranging from their shared youth and increasing in the course of the Jackson five years, Michael’s exceptional solo profession, his loves, his pain, and his tragic finish. it's a refined, no-holds-barred exam of the guy, aimed toward fostering a real and ultimate figuring out of who he was once, why he was once, and what formed him.

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Knowing Timothy meant we got a good deal, two to five cents being good value for a little brown bag full of licorice, shoe strings, Lemonheads, Banana Splits—you name it, he had them all neatly spread out on a single bed in a front room. Mr. Long didn’t smile or say very much, but we looked forward to seeing him on school mornings. We grasped at our orders and he dutifully filled the bags. Michael loved candy and that morning ritual brightened the start of each day. How we got the money is a whole other story that I will reserve for later.

I was five when I started changing his diapers. I did what we all did—helping Mother where we could, providing an extra pair of hands for what would become a family of nine children. Michael was born hyper, with boundless energy and curiosity. If any of us took our eyes off him for a second, he’d have crawled under the table or under the bed. When Mother turned on our excuse for a washing machine, he jigged and bounced on the spot in time to its vibrations. Changing his mushy diaper on the sofa was like trying to hold a wet fish—wriggling, kicking and turning.

Yes, Mother . . We got it . . he’s here,” one of us shouted. Don’t worry. Michael’s okay. Michael’s okay. OUR MOTHER’S MOTHER, MAMA MARTHA, USED to bathe us as babies in a bucket-sized pan brimming with soapy water. I watched Michael, arms held high and face screwed up, standing inside this tiny chrome “bath,” washed with tedious thoroughness from the gaps between his toes to the backs of his ears. We always had to be clean and stay on top of germs. I think this was drilled into us before we could walk or talk.

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