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  • Paperback: 502 pages
  • Publisher: Infinity Pub (Dec 15 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0741470314
  • ISBN-13: 978-0741470317
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.6 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 680 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (254 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #656,160 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr. Karen Moriarty has worked as an English teacher, counselor, administrator, and consultant in public schools and as a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice. She earned advanced degrees, including her Doctorate, from Northern Illinois University. Baby Richard: A Four-Year-Old Comes Home (2003) was her first book, written "because it's a story that had to be told." Karen is married to Dr. Robert V. Moriarty, licensed clinical psychologist and former president of a community college and of a private graduate school. They reside with their feline companions, Stephanie Ann and Tom Riley, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By NORMAN CLEARY on Feb. 22 2015
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Defending A King – His Life and Legacy by Dr. Karen Moriarty is an excellent book and a must read for any and all fans of Michael Jackson. Dr. Moriarty goes inside the defenders of Michael Jackson. Beginning with his arrival to America in December of 2006. Dr Moriarty was able to interview the bodyguards who were hired to defend Michael Jackson or as they referred to him as Mr. Jackson. They provide detailed information to Dr. Moriarty at detail of the extreme measures they protected Michael Jackson on a daily basis, and as time went on they gained his trust. Additionally, perhaps the greatest defender of Michael Jackson is that of attorney Thomas Mesereau whom Michael trusted in defending literally his life and freedoms. Mr. Mesereau defends Michael in 2005 in the child molestation case. Though a very arduous task, she is able provide insightful information as to what Mr. Mesereau and Susan Yu did to defend the life of Michael Jackson. Even in death, Michael still had to be defended. This time it is by David Walgren the prosecutor who tries Conrad Murray and wins. Being unemployed at the time, I was able to watch it and could not believe what I saw. However reading and reliving it in print, made me mad, angry at how neglectful (putting it mildly) Murray cared for Michael. Finally, she points out that Michaels life and legacy are his children: How he raised them with the care and love any proud father would care for his children and what they meant to him. He would do nothing to lose them. As a result, his children will use his example to carry on with their lives going forward and carry on his legacy that he built and created. Finally,the Legacy is the music he created will be a long and lasting to be shared for all of us to listen and remembered for a very long time.Read more ›
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Chastina Constant on March 14 2015
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Michael Jackson is the most beautiful person I've ever had the honor of knowing from afar! I wish I could have gotten to meet him! I grew up defending his honor from the first rumor! Michael is truly an angel kissed by God! His heart and soul illuminates with light and color straight from the heart of God almighty! Praise God for Michael and praise God for Jesus Christ who saved his beautiful soul! Michael's beautiful voice is comforting to hear and his energy is warm and caring! On stage, his energy explodes into a breath taking light show, he don't need Fireworks to preform! In '87, my mother introduced me to his music, Bad was my first song! I was 3 years old and all I could see was light and colors! Michael is an amazing person! His soul shines brighter when he is happy and even brighter when he is helping children! Michael's faith in God is inspiring and beautiful, it makes me feel so humble in my soul! It makes me feel so sad that some people can't see the amazing light that shines from Michael's beautiful soul, Jesus Christ is truly in his heart And he lived in God's beautiful light! We fans (MoonWalkers) love Michael so much and respect him as a man and a human being, we could have allowed him to go outside and maybe walk down the street to a corner store to buy a pack of big red bubble gum! We could stop the media from taking pictures by grabbing their cameras and running the opposite way from Michael, don't brake the camera, just play keep away! I love you all MoonWalkers around the world for loving Michael and making his life worth living in the midst of all the madness! God bless you all and I pray that you will be touched by God when you read this beautiful true story about the real Michael Jackson that some people can't understand!Read more ›
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From the introduction we read about a king; a king under siege not only by those close to him but also by those far away. This humble, soft spoken, kind hearted, gentle, vulnerable man had a giant heart for children,animals, for the suffering and poor. The king could not sleep and a doctor was brought to him. The doctor’s advisors commissioned him to make sure the king could perform, at any cost. After being administered a powerful poison, the king finally fell asleep, not to awaken again. Dr. Karen Moriarty’s book begins with the question: How could this happen to a king?

She describes Michael Jackson as a modern-day Rorschach Inkblot Test. Tell me what you think and feel about Michael Jackson and I will and can tell who you are. Is your heart wide open or closed? Michael’s was open. Are you judgmental? Are you forgiving, compassionate? Who are you?

Because of Dr. Karen Moriarty’s expertise and background as a psychologist and therapist for many years, she has the ability to read people. And in her words, I have never met a person who was more persecuted than Michael Jackson.

Moriarty’s book is carefully researched from his family to his finances to the trials. I have been researching and blogging about Michael Jackson’s death for five years. When a friend’s husband grilled me about Michael, his first question was: “What about sex? Who was he having sex with?” And that is the sad state of our culture. Why is it not okay to attribute an all-encompassing love for children to a man in our culture? Why the need to be suspicious and dirty? Our culture is obsessed with sex and it’s the cynics that made something pure and innocent, into something evil. Moriarty delves into this topic and so much more.
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