Synopses & Reviews
Partly by chance, partly by design-is there anyone else who so wanted
to be different?-there was never a life like Michael Jackson's. Preposterously talented, fronting the Jackson
5 from early childhood, he captivated kids, and more than a few grown-ups, with fancy footwork, effortless high C's and charisma to burn.
And that was only prelude. Thriller launched Jackson into a new level of celebrity stratosphere - more media, more attention, more intensity - that even Elvis or the Beatles had never experienced. How he dealt with that fame - how he used it, and how it, arguably, overwhelmed him - became, in later years, the heart of the Michael Jackson story.
Remembering Michael looks back at the triumphs, and struggles, of a life like no other.
Packed with unforgettable photographs and archival reporting, People's special tribute to the late pop star looks back at a life like no other. From his impoverished upbringing in Gary, Ind., to child stardon, to the unprecedented global success of Off the Wall and Thriller, to ground-breaking videos, his marriage to Lisa Marie Presley, and the well-publicized dramas of his later years, Thriller: Remembering Michael Jackson tells the King of Pop's story as only People, America's diary of popular culture, can tell it