Books often present the opportunity to judge a person and his life through different perspectives. Hundreds of authors have written on Michael Jackson and his life, reading at least some of the most popular ones, will get your mind all cleared up. We have gathered 10 books about Michael that’ll help you to understand his life inside and philosophy.
1. Moonwalk – Michael Jackson
“Moonwalk” is the autobiography of Jackson. Published in 1988, the book takes us to a journey to the life of legendary Michael Jackson. Edited by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the book was published by Doubleday publishers. Michael talks about his stardom, how he became the star, and details of his life. It is dedicated to his idol, Fred Astaire.
2. Dancing the Dream – Michael Jackson
The world-renowned singer, dancer, and songwriter was a poet too. In his book “Dancing the Dream”, he published 46 poetries of various subjects. It came out soon after the release of “Dangerous” and became a huge success. While reading the poems, one can feel about his artistry and sophistication.
3. In the Studio with Michael Jackson – Bruce Swedien
Bruce Swedien was a true companion of Michael Jackson. Ever since Michael started with Quincy, Bruce too joined the team. The legendary musical trio has re-written history with magnanimous records from the studio. In this book, published by Hal Leonard, Bruce reminisced the good old days.
4. Michael Jackson: In His Own Words – Catherine Dineen
Some books don’t just tell a story, it shows the truth. Jackson had a life full of fortunate and unfortunate events of extreme degrees. This book is a collection of quotes from Michael taken from various places. Catherine Dineen has done a fantastic job by looking at his life through his own words.
5. MJ: The Genius of Michael Jackson – Steve Knopper
This book should be the next best choice to know Michael properly; his autobiography of course comes first. Written by Steve Knopper, the editor of Rolling Stone, it takes a critical approach to analyze and organize the events that took place in Michael’s life ever since he first stepped into a stage in 1965.
6. You Are Not Alone- Jermaine Jackson
Written by brother Jermain, the book offers an optional narrative on the life of King of Pop from a close person’s perspective. It’s sort of a biography, as Jermain has comprehensively covered Michael’s life. It was published by Touchstone in 2011.
7. The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson – Michael Bush
Michael was probably the pioneer of introducing heavy fashion to music. The pop music of Michael couldn’t be separated from his unique dressing style. Michael Bush, his fashion designer, has lots of stories in this book that reflect upon the relationship of them and provides a deeper sense of his fashion mind.
8. Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson
People who want to zero in on Michael’s philosophy of music and how he created them, this is the book to read. It extensively covers every little detail of his singles, albums, and shows. Giving the readers a true sense of understanding of who Michael Jackson truly was, Joseph Vogel has created a legendary literary piece.
9. My Friend Michael: An Ordinary Friendship with an Extraordinary Man – Frank Cascio
Frank Cascio and Michael Jackson had a sacred relationship between them. To Frank, he was many things but most importantly a true friend. In this book, he talks about all those memories, they had together. It’s really a treasure to know another side of Michael’s life from a person who had known him so closely.
10. Making Michael: Inside the Career of Michael Jackson – Mike Smallcombe
Mike Smallcombe’s book presents an opportunity to dive down into the realm of Michael Jackson. He interviewed dozens of people, who worked with Michael and dug up stories, no one ever heard. It’s like getting a second opinion on what Michael was like as a living being.