Remember the Time

Remember the Time

Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days

eBook - 2014
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Hounded by the tabloid media, driven from his self-made sanctuary at Neverland, Michael Jackson spent his final years moving from city to city, living with his three children in virtual seclusion—a futile attempt to escape a world that wouldn’t leave him alone. During that time, two men served as the singer’s personal security team: Bill Whitfield, a former cop and veteran of the security profession, and Javon Beard, a brash, untested rookie, both single fathers themselves. Stationed at his side nearly 24/7, their job was to see and hear everything that transpired, and to keep everyone else out, making them the only two men who know what 60 million fans around the world still want to know: What really happened to the King of Pop? Driven by a desire to show the world who Michael Jackson truly was, Whitfield and Beard have produced the only definitive, first-person account of Michael Jackson’s last years: the extreme measures necessary to protect Jackson and his family, the simple moments of happiness they managed to share in a time of great stress, the special relationship Jackson shared with his fans, and the tragic events that culminated in the singer’s ill-fated comeback, This Is It. The truth is far more compelling than anything you’ve yet heard. An indispensable piece of pop-culture history, Remember the Time is the story of a man struggling to live a normal life under extraordinary circumstances, the story of a father fighting to protect and provide for his children. Remember the Time is the book that dismantles the tabloid myths once and for all to give Michael Jackson back his humanity.
Publisher: [S.l.]: Weinstein Publishing, 2014
ISBN: 9781602862517
Branch Call Number: 3M CLOUD LIBRARY
Characteristics: 320 p

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AL_HOLLYR Aug 28, 2017

Respectful and detailed account of Jackson's final months from one of his personal bodyguards. A sensitive, careful assessment of Jackson's life and career - not a book full of tabloid-gossip or rumors.


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AL_HOLLYR Aug 28, 2017

Respectful and detailed account of Jackson's final months from one of his personal bodyguards. A sensitive, careful assessment of Jackson's life and career - not a book full of tabloid-gossip or rumors.

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rpavlacic
Oct 21, 2014

Michael Jackson got a raw deal from the mainstream press. This book, a first person account by two of his bodyguards, sheds some light into the last three years of his life. The extremes went to to protect his children's privacy bordered on insanity - for example he destroyed an expensive pool camera that had already been disconnected by his posse. Far more disturbing was the state of his finances. On one hand, his credit was so bad he had to put down a thousand dollar deposit to get a cell phone then promptly fell into arrears on the bill. On another, managing to get a credit card but not knowing he had to activate it, forcing his entourage to put a very expensive toy bill on their cards - in the middle of the night. Also gives a very disturbing picture of the last months of his life, including his own concern he might not be able to complete the fifty show stand he had signed up for. For a man who was the relentless pursuit of perfection, he certainly did not deserve to die so early - even if it had been by natural causes, which we know it was not. Even if you're not a fan of MJ, you'll see him in a different light after reading this book.

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Kchaiso
Oct 15, 2014

If you're looking for a bunch of conspiracies or speculations about Jackson's life, this isn't the book. Told by his two body guards, the book reads more of a day to day / what it was honestly like to work for Jackson, as well as offer some details about the disastrous financial state that Jackson was in in his later years. Engaging and sympathetic without getting too personal, I would recommend this to anyone who was / is a fan of Jackson.

teddypawz Aug 26, 2014

There is no doubt he has mastered the music industry. Finances were not his thing and he got taken advantage of, being the King of Pop. He finally can be at peace.

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