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Michael Jackson: What You May Not Know

Growing up, The Jackson Five was a huge part of the fabric of my family. My four sisters and I, WERE The Jackson Five. We knew every song and we always fought over who would play, MICHAEL. *heart* And right now, as I reflect on my early years, I realize that Michael Jackson was a teacher to me. I learned a lot about the world, without leaving my backyard. And I could never put into words how I feel about his death. This video says it all.

There’s still so much I want to know about this troubled soul. I do know how much he gave to children all over the world, but now I want to learn more. Take comic books — he had a passion for comic books? I guess that would make sense being that he could probably create his own reality, and remain a kid in those colorful, characterized pages. By the way, he was a huge collector of comic books. "From trips to the comic shop to a collection of some of the most impressive comics-related memorabilia around, Jackson made no secret of his affinity for comics — going so far as to almost buy Marvel Comics in the late 1990s." (comes via Splash R.I.P. Michael Jackson: Comic Book Fan, Collector And Almost The Owner  Of Marvel Comics Published by Rick Marshall )

I also didn’t know he authored three books: "Moonwalker: The Storybook," "Dancing the Dream," and "Moon Walk." (comes via All Michael

*sigh* and *heavy heart*

Farewell, and thank you, to one of my earliest teachers, Michael Jackson, the King of Pop. 

YOU will be missed.


  1. George Edward Stanley says:

    These are the stories I want to hear and read about Michael Jackson, not the one television or in the newspapaers that are focusing solely on his “medications.” I want to hear about the DIFFERENCE he made in people’s lives. I want to hear how he inspired young people to be more than they ever, ever thought they could be! I am so sick and tired of negative journalism in this country!! Thank you, Amy!

  2. George Edward Stanley says:

    Well, it’s early in Oklahoma: I meant, “not the ones on television or in the newspapers that are focusing solely on his medications.”

  3. Amy Bowllan says:

    George, thank you so much. Your book is waiting for at the post office. I will continue to share the impact MJ left on me and my family. I used to call he and I the “green” people, because I felt he understood what it was like to be different. My parents raised us to be “different” from the rest, and I equated that with MJ. His music, dance, and humanism, made me the person I am today. I thank you for your candor and support.