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King of Pop

Michael Jackson coverMichael Jackson : music’s living legend
Reaching for the Stars series
Wallner
1991

Submitter: Holy buckets.  I found this unfortunately titled biography while doing some clean-up in our catalog – this was in a high school library, although with any luck not for much longer.  The subtitle is enough to make anyone cringe, and there’s even an address in the back so you can write to MJ and send him all your fan mail!  At the time this book was written and published, his album “Dangerous” wasn’t even out yet.  This is why you need to weed your biographies with wild abandon, people.  URGH. And check out all the other candidates for weeding with the series listing on the back of the book!

Holly: Oh yeah, some excellent weeding choices back there!  This could have been weeded a good ten or fifteen years ago.  I’m with you – dump it and replace with something that encompasses his full life and works.  The title is definitely unfortunate!

Michael Jackson back cover

Michael Jackson's address

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