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Jackson Family Values

By: Margaret Jackson, Richard Hack
Narrated by: Margaret Maldonado Jackson
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For years, Margaret Maldonado Jackson was a celebrant of the good life, living with her Prince Charming - Jermaine - at the Jackson family estate in Encino, California. A former teenage runaway who had barely survived life in the fast lane, she had felt fortunate to be welcomed into the Jackson clan.

So why, in 1993, was she running for her life with her children? What had happened to this young woman to make her feel so threatened and so alone? What had she done to make Jermaine and the other Jacksons commit acts of verbal, physical, and legal terrorism upon her, when she only wished to be part of their family?

In Jackson Family Values, she tells about the ongoing hostility, paranoia, backbiting, and jealousy that pervades the family, and how suspected or acknowledged instances of rape, murder, abuse, and adultery have touched all their lives: how the greed and sexual swordsmanship of the Jackson males continually erodes the family fabric, and how physical violence is considered a negotiating tool.

Told with anecdotal humor and honesty, this is the story of how one young woman transcended years of betrayal and disillusionment to regain independence for herself and her children.

©1995 Margaret Maldonado Jackson (P)2009 Phoenix

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Fame and disfonctionality

Margaret pictured the Jackson family disfonctionality Michael despised the most.
I am glad MJ left Encino for Neverland to build his own kingdom far from this mental mutilation.
As for Jermaine ,his portrait in this book is not flattering and uneventful. I believe being single parent is the most painful family ordeal ever. I too is supportive of these men and women that face the misconduct and irresponsibility of their spouse or intimate.