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Dr Karen Moriarty
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Dec 15 2011
A comprehensive, in-depth portrayal of Michael Jackson that includes his last mysterious years, Defending A King ~ His Life & Legacy reveals new information and unique insights into this "king of a man." More controversial in life and in death than anyone else, Michael Jackson's goodness has been mostly ignored. This volume needs to be affixed to the legacy of his genius and greatness. "Bizarre behavior is normal in bizarre circumstances." Dr. Moriarty leads her reader through the maze of stunningly bizarre circumstances in which Michael lived and struggled, through private joys and sufferings as a real person ... at the absolute pinnacle of human existence. Please see www.defendingaking.com for more information.

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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good Read June 13 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
An enjoyable read. A must for any MJ fan.
Nice to have a book written by someone trying to understand Michael's behaviour and rather than criticise him try to show some compassion and understanding. A nice addition to my MJ library.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest MJ book ever June 12 2014
Format:Paperback
I was very happy to discover that Defending A King ~ His Life & Legacy presents Michael Jackson in the way that he deserves -- with respect for the man and his genius. He has worked so hard in his whole career it feels good to see people give him his respect Thank you Karen!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent July 7 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Review of Dr.Karen Moriarty's book Defending a king-His Life & Legacy.

This is a book that I highly recommend for any Michael Jackson fan. It is a good and positive book as defend Michael Jackson in the trial in 2005, she has used sources from Michaels 3 bodygard's, and Tom Mesereau. It is also about all the good things Michael did for charity, and how kind and loving father he was. The book is of particular parts of these last difficult years of Michael's life, and of all the accusations he has had to live with.
For all Michael Jackson-loving fans who want to know a little more about Michael's hard life in public, I would really like to recommend this positive book.
The author has written a good and positive book about the difficult life of one legend like Michael Jackson lived.
However I thought the book lacks some pictures .. so it would be absolutely fantastic.
I give 5 stars from Denmark.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book July 10 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Very in depth book it tells you how loving he really was and very in depth Awesome book would recommend
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great addition to your MJ library July 9 2014
By Lisa C
Format:Paperback
As a Michael Jackson researcher of 30+ years, I rarely find a book about Michael Jackson that offers much information about him that is new to me. I am always looking to learn more about Michael Jackson and to get a glimpse of his life from a fresh perspective, and Dr. Moriarty's "Defending a King~ His Life & Legacy" delivers. Stripped away is the dirt and the lies that the media threw at him throughout his life that sadly many believe to be fact. The reader is taken through his life and the incredible challenges he faced daily that we could never imagine. One line is especially poignant, “He never lived a day free from crisis.” Yet he endured to not only be the consummate entertainer but to help improve the lives of others and help heal the world.

Dr. Moriarty offers new insight into Jackson focusing on the last few years of his life through personal interviews with his security guards. She also offers an overview of his trial thanks to interviews with the brilliant Tom Mesereau, the attorney that defended Michael Jackson in his 2005 trial.

Beyond his perfectionism in his music and performance, Jackson had a desire to heal the world, to aid the sick and suffering of the world. "Defending a King" focuses on these efforts, and his motivation, his feeling that this was simply his mission in life. I hope Jackson fans and non-fans will read this book and come away with a deeper understanding of not only the King of Pop, but of Michael Jackson the man and the devoted father. He worked to make the world a better place and he succeeded more than he knew. Dr. Moriarty helps the reader to understand and celebrate the life of the world's greatest entertainer and kindest humanitarian.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
Michael Jackson fans have really embraced Defending A King ~ His Life & Legacy. Now the highest-rated MJ book on the four major Amazon websites -- US, UK, Canada, and Germany -- of about 460 books, it is appropriate for readers of all ages. It's refreshing to read a book that does not rely on sensationalism or gimmicks to be successful. Truth, empathy, and caring are the best ingredients, and this book has all of these.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars thank you dr. karen moriarty July 3 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
i recommend this book to everybody, who up to now, doesn't know too much about michael jackson but who wants to know who michael was, what challenges and injustices he had to face and endour, what a unique person and artist he was and why such a large number of people adore him. i am a so called "late fan" of michael jackson and i have to catch up much about him. this book helped me a lot with my researches and i am grateful for this book, written with much love for the person, the personality, the man and the artist michael jackson..... i have read more than thirty "mj-books" already and i hope to be able to read more, but unfortunately many of them were full of lies and full of nonsense..... this book is a good one, as it contains facts and is very good researched.... if you know somebody who wants to know why you love mj, give him this book, it's better than anything i have read before. thank you karen moriarty.... lots of love from germany
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5.0 out of 5 stars Defending a King June 28 2014
Format:Paperback
I am pleased to see that someone who didn't know Michael like most fans did, grew to appreciate the human being he was. It's always nice to see others perspectives when it comes to Michael. I enjoyed reading it, though I couldn't read The Unwanted Chapter: Conrad Murray, I already know what happened and don't like reliving it. Thank you for writing this book, I hope others read it to better understand who Michael Jackson the man was and how he became one of the greatest humanitarians, and the greatest entertainer in the universe known as the King of Pop.
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