Absolutely! I almost didn't buy this book because I have NO interest in reading a sordid "MJ tell-all" and I was so pleasantly surprised that this book is the exact opposite.
I liked that it literally restores his humanity and the authors really truly and genuinely cared about him, his kids and his well-being. To me, that makes a WORLD of difference. The only thing that was a little offputting was the man who read for Javon. SInce Javon was supposed to be younger than Bill, it was weird that the man reading for him sounded like he was all of 60+ years old. But it did give a great contrast so it was clear whose account you were listening to so I guess it served its purpose.
There are so many awesome scenes in this book I definitely can't pick just one. But one of the funniest was when Bill told people in the store that the man behind the mask was Prince and they left them alone and the fact that MJ got a kick out of that. So cute! OH, and also the scene where MJ had no problems with his fans sitting outside of his house all day. That really shocked me. I always heard that he loved his fans but all celebs say that, right? He really and truly LOVED his fans.
Michael Jackson, the human.
Anyone on the fence about purchasing this book, by all means do it! If you ever wanted to know the human side of MJ and how much his kids really loved him and how much he truly loved his fans. Just an awesome book that I'm so glad I took a chance on. This is my first and last MJ "tell-all" book. I am convinced no other book could do his legacy this much justice.
I really enjoyed the book in its entirety and especially the personal stories. Andy doesn't take himself too seriously and that's a quality I love about him. Unafraid to take a chance. It's something I'd like to cultivate in myself.
Perhaphs I'm just not into the subject matter of the book but I wasn't made to look forward to listening to the rest of the series...so I didn't. I absolutely loved the female narration of the book. Her tone and inflection was spot on. I'm positive she is the only reason I listened to the whole book.
I don't own the print version so I can't say but I certainly plan on buying it because I do want the visuals to go with the story.
There are SO many memorable moments from the book. But the main point that stands out to me is that he leaves so much open for interpretation. I believe business owners from any field can listen to this and learn from the mistakes that Marc made.
I absolutely LOVE that Marc is a narrator of this book. But being that it's theme is authenticity, it makes perfect sense. The way he reenacts the conversations brings so much clarity and emotion to the story...that would be missing if it were narrated by anyone other than him.
A Cautionary Tale
LOVE this book. I highly recommend it to any and all business owners, regardless of the success (or failure) they've achieved. Everyone can learn something from this book. Marc is so open and honest about the pitfalls of starting a business from the ground up. I've read a lot of "self help" books and this is THE most honest I've ever heard a business owner be about their journey. This is not a "feel good...if I can do it you can, too" book. This book will force you to evaluate if you really have what it takes to make it as an entrepreneur.
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