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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 (249 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #639,046 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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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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sophia on Feb. 4 2015
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I have in truth read many books on Michael Jackson. Most were very disappointing at best, and not well researched! Many of the "stories" were recycled, and often contained misinformation sadly. I have been looking for a book that was very well researched and told the truth! This book by Dr. Karen Moriarty does so. Stories that recount his generous heart, a giving that we know set world records! He didn't give for fame, but for love! He breathed love for his family, his fans, for the world. Pick up the book and read it! Once you start you won't be able to put it down! If you were a bystander fan, you will join the ranks as a "Defender of a King," as Dr. Karen Moriarty has eloquently written! Thank you for showing this great human being, Michael Jackson as he should be shown ... the kind, decent, multi-talented gentle man who wanted to change and heal our world.
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For the Michael Jackson fan who is looking to learn so many precise details about Michael's extremely high profile and complex life, this is the book for them.

I must commend Dr. Karen Moriarty for her extensive research, but also for her commitment to putting a book such as this together. I was fascinated by so much of the information that I never knew, such as the truth behind Michael's finances and all of the lawsuits he dealt with over the years; I was shocked and saddened that one human being had to put up with so much. The details of so many aspects of his life are covered in this book, however, the chapter I found most fascinating and poignant was about the 2005 trial and the strategy set forth by Thomas Mesereau. Mesereau was clearly a genius and I can't help but feel divine intervention miraculously put him in place to defend Michael at the time in his life when he needed it the most.

Bravo to Mesereau for a job well done but also to Dr. Moriarty for having the wherewithal and determination to bring light to it all through this book! Thank you!
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