New York, NY (WiredPRNews.com) In STARTING OVER (Gallery Books; June 21, 2011) La Toya Jackson candidly shares heartfelt and shocking stories about her brother, Michael Jackson as well as her journey as a member of one of America’s most famous families and finally being able to start over.
In an account sure to send shock waves around the globe, La Toya sheds new light on the dynamics of the Jackson family and discloses the truth behind the curtain of secrecy and intrigue that has surrounded her brother Michael and the rest of the Jackson children. La Toya was the first Jackson sibling to arrive at the hospital after Michael was rushed there almost two years ago. She noticed suspicious details immediately and demanded a second autopsy. For the first time La Toya publicly unveils the scandalous behind-the scene details surrounding Michael’s death and what she thinks was the intentional destruction of one of the world’s most dynamic performers. STARTING OVER will document La Toya’s detailed insider observations on:
· her estrangement and her gradual reconciliation with the Jackson family
· Michael continuously warning her “…I’m going to be murdered for my music publishing catalogue and my estate,”
· Michael’s three young children’s immediate reactions to their adored father’s death
· What Michael’s bedroom looked like at the time of his death and what the many post-it notes Michael left behind revealed
· Why she is convinced concert promoter AEG stood to make more money with Michael dead
As a result of the Jackson family unconventional upbringing, both La Toya and Michael were vulnerable to exploitation. La Toya will disclose her personal plight of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her former husband and manager, Jack Gordon. Sharing the most painful episodes of her life in a raw and heartfelt matter, Jackson reveals how she was trapped in a cycle of abuse, and how she was eventually able to find the courage to rebuild her shattered sense of self, her career, and her relationship with her family, and to finally break free.
STARTING OVER will touch the hearts of fans of the Jackson family, as well those who have shared a special relationship with a sibling. STARTING OVER is not just the story of the world’s most famous family, it is a story that is certain to inspire anyone who feels their life has fallen apart to pull themselves together and truly start over.
LA TOYA JACKSON is the fifth of the famous Jackson siblings. A beloved international superstar in her own right and also a bestselling author, she earned public respect and affection for her triumph over her abusive relationship. Recently, she completed her forthcoming album, Startin’ Over. She has been on many television programs, including most recently, Celebrity Apprentice.
By La Toya Jackson with Jeffré Phillips
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: June 21, 2011
La Toya Jackson STARTING OVER
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