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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 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you Dr. Moriarty July 12 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Each time a book is released defending Michael Jackson, I cannot wait to read it and Dr. Moriarty’s “Defending a King” did not disappoint. What I enjoyed most, and what I feel makes this book unique, is Dr. Moriarty’s psychologist’s touch to the book. Many books simply tell a story, but I like how we get a psychological view on the “why’s” surrounding Michael’s life and his decisions in this book.

Dr. Moriarty’s research seemed in depth and ranged much farther than just having knowledge about more mainstream issues like his trials. The book does a good job shining light upon the tabloid fodder and sensationalism that constantly hounded Michael throughout his life.

“Defending a King ~ His Life & Legacy” is a great place to start if you’re looking for the information about Michael Jackson that didn’t come out of a reporters mouth. It will teach you more about the MAN himself, not the myth. Thank you, Dr. Karen Moriarty for providing a pathway to truth and defending the man who so greatly deserves it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THANK YOU DR. KAREN MORIARTY April 16 2014
I was in tears, just reading Dr. Moriarity's personal acknowledgement in this beautiful book.....She offered this book as a gem, among many, for the crown of a man who deserved to be a king, and to those of us who love him and his amazing contribution to the arts, is 'truly a king.' The rest of the book followed the same, having this reader in tears most of the time. I strongly recommend you read it and have a box of tissues at your side when you do. I have purchased and read a lot of books on the subject of our beloved Michael Jackson, and have to say that I absolutely L.O.V.E. this one. It is my personal favorite and portrays, through Dr. Moriarity's interviews with many people who had contact with Michael, what I consider to be the truth about this man, a man whom some say I am obsessed with, whom I never met and yet feel like I have known for most of my life. This book brings the truth about Michael closer to the reader and I highly recommend it. Thank you for such a beautiful work Dr. Moriarity. Wendy Dalgetty, Canada...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I want to thank Karen moriarty for writing this special book about our beloved king of our hearts and touch our hearts like no other, I am a VERY PROUD owner of this book and want to share my thoughts of this special book and want it be helpful to others who wants to know the inner beauty of Michael life I honestly feel like Karen really did her research and brought us fans and readers so close to Michael life the way he wanted to bring his dreams to life, their was tears of sadness of the betrayal and then their was tears of joy as I was reading this book not once but twice. and I want to thank u Karen for given us fans this special gift and that is letting us fans and reader this inside look of Michael Jackson life. such a beautiful loving tribute and I recommend this book to any one cause u will cry for Michael loneliness since he just wanted a real friend who not see him as the mega star and see him for who he was on the inside and this book really brings all this out for us all.
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars A truly wonderful book April 17 2014
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This review is from: Defending a King His Life & Legacy (Paperback)
Once l started reading this book l just could not put it down. I really enjoyed reading positive things about Michael Jackson for a change. I would highly recommend it to anyone who would like to read all about the wonderful things Michael did. He really did practice what he preached and did it for the L.O.V.E in his heart for all of mankind. Thank you so much Karen for writing this wonderful book. If all those people who judged MJ in the past should read this book and would hopefully change their minds about Michael Jackson.
Thank you so much for writing this book, l know l will read it again and encourage others who want to get to know the truth about this wonderful man.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Book! - A Must-Have for every MJ-Fan! May 19 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
"Defending a King" is an extraordinary book about Michael Jackson. Karen Moriarty focuses on the last stage of life of Michael and describes this in an impressive way. One learns a lot about the work of his bodyguards and staff, about Michael as a person, over his handling of the children, about the hardship he had to live through. This book rehabilitated Michael Jackson in a loving way. For fans a must but also for all others interested in the person Michael Jackson. Thank you Karen for this outstanding book!
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