Reviewed in the United States norfolk chat line November 21, If you read the ENTIRE book, including the introductory remarks, you learn that Michael and Rabbi Boteach made these tapes together with the express purpose of turning them into a book, so that Michael's motives and thought processes would be better understood by the outside world.
The timing was, unfortunately, not right for its release during Michael's lifetime, due to circumstances we all know and very capably explained by michael jackson chat author in jacksom foreword.
This isn't a case of someone "cashing in" on Michael's private thoughts, or his death, as some have suggested. That is a blatantly unfair characterization. This was a shelved project that ,ichael now been brought to light.
I, for one, am glad of it. As a die-hard MJ fan, and a writer myself, I found the book to be thought provoking and well presented. I felt comforted throughout, and often read and re-read particularly poignant or enlightening passages.
If you are capable of accepting that Michael was a human being, flawed and imperfect, and in fact knew that about himself, then you probably will be moved and inspired by this book as I was. I've read widely and deeply about Michael, in escorts maimi, magazines and on the Internet, and "The Michael Jackson Tapes" is one of jacksin best.
See also my review on "Conspiracy" by Aphrodite Jones, about the trial. In my opinion, the attacks on Madrid prostitute Boteach here are unfounded, and quite frankly, deplorable. At no point in this book, or in michaep interviews with the media, has he ever been less than authentic and respectful in sharing his experiences and recollections of his time with Michael.
Expressing frustration mississauga personals women seeking men the way Michael behaved at times -- behavior which ultimately led to his tragic early death -- is the mark of a friend: someone who loved Michael, got to know him personally, invited him into the bosom of his family, tried his hardest to help him, and feels a deep personal sense of loss rightly or wrongly for having failed in that effort.
If Boteach has one failing, it's that he felt he could have, and should have, "saved" Michael.
The rabbi, from what I could tell, had no training in working with people with addictions, who are notoriously difficult to reach.