A must-read for those who believe he truly loved children but are not so sure about his innocence... Michael Jackson's first marriage ended in divorce after he had been on holiday with two young boys - without his wife. The wedding night of his second marriage was spent with an 'assistant', not his bride; and his honeymoon escort was his best man - an eight-year-old boy. To kneejerk loyalists, the King of Pop's love of children was innocent: end of story. For the more reflective among us, whether we are intrigued, baffled, appalled, empathic, or even all these things, Michael Jackson's Dangerous Liaisons provides the definitive review of his numerous 'special friendships'. Armed with insights from a range of disciplines - psychology, sociology, moral philosophy - Carl Toms spent many years researching the megastar's 'boy-love'. He delves deeply into the sources of Michael's enigmatic identity, soul and genius - while keeping a sceptical eye on the assumptions and values of the King's detractors. Toms' is the only book to examine thoroughly Michael's trial on child abuse charges without losing sight of the increasingly well documented - but surprisingly little known or understood - facts about earlier allegations. It exposes the falsity of persistent efforts to whitewash the record by inventing for Michael a phoney 'normal', or 'plain vanilla gay', sexuality. Refusing to settle for the easy clichés about Michael's 'lost childhood', Toms examines groundbreaking research into intimate man-boy contacts in order to illuminate the real nature of Michael's 'dangerous liaisons' - and the surprising challenge they present to our moral certainties. "The most engaging, informed, and generous-hearted book we have on the subject or are likely ever to have." Professor James R Kincaid, University of Southern California "Many readers will be outraged. Their convictions about the evils of any boy-man sexuality will prevail. But whether or not one is convinced ... this is a recommended read. It isn't just another book about 'Wacko Jacko'. There won't be anything written quite like it." Richard Green, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, University of California
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Book Description Troubador Publishing Ltd, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1848763409
Book Description Troubador Publishing Ltd, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111848763409