As the subtitle suggests, this book by a former Rolling Stone contributing editor and writer recounts not only Jacksons in-the-spotlight upbringing and the controversies of his adult life but the death itself, including the publics reaction, the estate battles, and the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray. Seems to aim for -balance.

Drawing on unprecedented access to friends, enemies, employees, and associates of Michael Jackson, longtime "Rolling Stone" contributing editor Sullivan chronicles the last four years of Jackson's life.