Book #Giveaway: Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days

Friday, July 04, 2014 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
Michael Jackson's former bodyguards reveal the amazing truths of the late superstar's last years -- his life in seclusion with his children, his financial crises, his preparations for the This Is It tour, and the weeks leading up to his shocking death.

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.

About the Authors 
Experts in the field of private protection, Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard served for two and a half years as the personal security team for Michael Jackson and have worked with numerous other high-profile clients, including Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Alicia Keys, and Shaquille O'Neal.

Cowriter, Tanner Colby, is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in The Acts, Belushi: A Biography, and Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America, which was nominated for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction by the American Library Association. He is also a frequent contributor to Slate magazine.

The Giveaway
One U.S. reader will win a copy of Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days.

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  1. Carl Scott said...

    I just got an ARC of Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera. Sounds pretty good. Thanks

  2. Shelly Leatham said...

    I am in the middle of reading It is Finished

  3. Shelly Leatham said...

    I am in the middle of reading It is Finished. I have about 7 books lined up and as soon as we are finished moving...I'm ready!

  4. cheryl c said...

    I am planning to read Suddenly Last Summer by Sarah Morgan. After that, I will pick a book from my historical romance stack.

  5. Renee Walters said...

    I am reading Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!

  6. Maureen said...

    I just started reading The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley. It looks like an interesting story.

  7. Lisa Pecora said...

    I just finished scared scriptless by Alison Sweeney. I loved it so much that I am about to read her other book.

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