We all know that drugs through treatment killed Michael Jackson. My guest is Dr. Karen Moriarty, author of Defending a King–His Life & Legacy. This book contains the “rest of the story” about Michael’s life. More controversial in life and in death than anyone else has ever been, his goodness has been mostly ignored. “Bizarre behavior is normal in bizarre circumstances.” Dr. Moriarty leads us 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.
“Defending a King” is one of those rare books that will touch the reader’s mind and heart. It deserves a wide readership for it is well-written and tells of a Michael Jackson who gave thousands to charity work around the world, who would sit with gravely ill children to comfort them, who was loved by leaders like Nelson Mandela for the good deeds Michael felt he was on this earth to accomplish. Too bad that most people think of Michael Jackson as a bizarre person, associating him and his estate Neverland with perversion. Gifted, good and otherworldly? Yes, Michael Jackson most definitely was.