Aretha Franklin began life as the golden daughter of a progressive and promiscuous Baptist preacher. Raised without her mother, she was a gospel prodigy who gave birth to two sons in her teens and left them and her native Detroit for New York, where she struggled to find her true voice. It was not until 1967, when a white Jewish producer insisted she return to her gospel-soul roots, that fame and fortune finally came via "Respect" and a rapidfire string of hits.
"New and Renewed Respect For A Living Legend"
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.
"Amazing Book! I didn't feel dirty listening to it"
I Dig Symmetry is a collection of character-driven stories of love, obsession, and lust, chronicling the absurdities of men (as in males) in their selfish drive to love and be loved, to own and be owned, to fantasize but never face the reality of their objectifying, damaging methods. Nothing is real, nothing is forbidden, and everyone's a head case.