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    Default Re: MJ Book Club - Michael Jackson Book Discussion (Old Books and New)

    OK, obviously not a book about MJ, but I thought this would be interesting for our book club to know.

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    Did anyone get Christophe Boulmé’s book yet? Is it mainly photos? Wondering if it’s worth buying if I can’t read French.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScreenOrigami View Post
    I’m currently in the process of sorting all the MJ material that has accumulated on my hard drive into a chronological timeline. How reliable is Adrian Grant’s book? Are there any known errors? Or is it safe to use that as a guide?

    Thanks.

    EDIT: Specifically, I’m wondering about the Motown audition. Grant places it in “winter 1968” while the Jacksons website clearly dates it July 23rd, so that doesn’t add up.
    I would say it's very safe to use as a guide. I'm not sure why there is an inconsistency with the timing of the Motown audition, though - July is Summer in the USA, not Winter as you have pointed out.

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    I found out yesterday that Doctor William Van Valin II passed away last week. So sad. Throughout his beautiful book, he sounds like a very sweet and caring man, who gave a lot of his time and consideration to Michael.

    This is from the Michael Jackson Fans of Southern California Facebook group page. Apparently he met with MJ fans quite often and told them stories about MJ:

    Very sad news. RIP Doc Barney, William Van Valin. You will be so very missed. Thank you for all the joy, love, respect and loyalty you shared with Michael Jackson and sharing your wonderful memories of MJ with MJ fans around the world.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikky Dee View Post
    I would say it's very safe to use as a guide. I'm not sure why there is an inconsistency with the timing of the Motown audition, though - July is Summer in the USA, not Winter as you have pointed out.
    I read somewhere that they played at a Motown party that winter. So maybe Grant mixed up those events? Tito’s website also names July 23rd as the date of the audition:
    https://www.titojackson.com/about/the-jackson-5

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    I found out yesterday that Doctor William Van Valin II passed away last week. So sad. Throughout his beautiful book, he sounds like a very sweet and caring man, who gave a lot of his time and consideration to Michael.
    A terrible loss. We’re so fortunate that he wrote this book. I hope, Taj got to interview him for his documentary.
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    Hey Book Club, I have a question.

    I read in Adrian Grant’s book that Takako Yasuo adapted MJ’s autobiography as an illustrated English text book for Japanese high schools.

    Does anyone here know where to obtain a copy of this book? Or do we have scans of it somewhere in this forum, so that I can at least look at it?

    Thanks!

    EDIT: The year was 1991, according to Grant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikky Dee View Post
    I found out yesterday that Doctor William Van Valin II passed away last week. So sad. Throughout his beautiful book, he sounds like a very sweet and caring man, who gave a lot of his time and consideration to Michael.

    This is from the Michael Jackson Fans of Southern California Facebook group page. Apparently he met with MJ fans quite often and told them stories about MJ:

    Very sad news. RIP Doc Barney, William Van Valin. You will be so very missed. Thank you for all the joy, love, respect and loyalty you shared with Michael Jackson and sharing your wonderful memories of MJ with MJ fans around the world.



    That is sad to hear. I really enjoyed book about his friendship with Michael.
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    Not sure where else to post this, so I guess the Book Club is a good place since it’s MJ’s favorite book.

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    Default New Book:“Moonwalk to the Stars”

    A new biography written in Polish and by Polish Journalist Ewa Bagłaj.

    The book will concentrate on Michael Jackson’s career and challenges in business.
    It is a story about passion and work, love and suffering, an extraordinary philosophy of life and the fight for what matters most. The innovative approach to the topic focuses on three aspects of the personality of one of the most talented artists of the 20th century. It is a special kind of mind, emotional and spiritual sphere and social relations. It also gives a new perspective on the controversy and accusations.

    Original Title: Michael Jackson. Księżycowym krokiem do gwiazd
    ISBN139788362185337 – Language: Polish

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScreenOrigami View Post
    Hey Book Club, I have a question.

    I read in Adrian Grant’s book that Takako Yasuo adapted MJ’s autobiography as an illustrated English text book for Japanese high schools.

    Does anyone here know where to obtain a copy of this book? Or do we have scans of it somewhere in this forum, so that I can at least look at it?

    Thanks!

    EDIT: The year was 1991, according to Grant.
    I don't have any knowledge of this one, but I'll ask around.

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    Default BOOK FLIP: “Off The Wall” From the Beginning, Brick by Brick By Pez Jax

    While we are all started to be at home around the world due to the Coronavirus COVID-19, we have now got plenty time on our hand and at MJVibe, we will try to keep your mind busy but also trying to keep as positive as possible.

    Here our first “Book Flip” video. Of course this is the book from our dear Pez Jax and his book “Off The Wall – From the Beginning, brick by brick”.

    So enjoy:



    Off the Wall – From the Beginning, Brick by Brick takes you on a visual journey through the career of Michael Jackson, from his debut appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show up to and including the release of his adult debut, Off the Wall. Accompanying over 80 images are a series of historical overviews that explore Jackson’s growth from being a part of the Motown machine to shaping, creating and dancing his way to become a solo superstar with an album that redefined the music industry.

    “As Michael was such a visual artist, I wanted to see more as such an iconic time period is currently being revisited” says author Pez Jax “Therefore I decided to set about filling in that gap and producing a book of unique images and detailed historical overviews.”

    This book explores the idea of Jackson’s early career being representative of a physical wall, with each defining moment being another brick that builds up to Jackson leaping Off the Wall and in to the stratosphere.

    Split in to 5 chapters, the book also contains an Indepth contribution from Journalist Kate Allen.

    Format: Paperback
    Pages: 120 approx
    ISBN: 978-0-9931780-2-3
    Publisher: Sixteen 11 Media Group Ltd
    Sold by: Sixteen 11 & King of Shop

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