There are alot of so called tribute magazines out there. They fall into 3 catagories: 1)Cheaply thrown together in order to make a buck off of Michael. Offering little to no substantial content. 2)Magazines that still vilify him in his death and still feel a need to cover him in lies or negativity. These topics to me include any discussions that involve his appearance or discussion of those false charges which he was found (many forget) NOT GUILTY of. 3)Well, researched, beautiful, work that pays tribute and honor to the man that was Michael Jackson. This falls into the last catagory. Michael had a longstanding relationship with Ebony, even granting them his last interview and photo shoot. This edition is a beautifully made tribute that the magazine took time in making in order to give fans a true collectors magazine. What makes this magazine special is that it contains many rare photos from Ebony's own archives, interviews from Michael himself, and reflections from his good friends and employees of Michael (including his hairstylist, which I really liked her memories of him :)). These reflections are not gossip, like what we have been seeing all over the news, but instead, cherished memories of their time spent with him. One of these treats is that from his concert manager who was organizing his tour. He shares with us his last night spent with Michael,the night before he passed. He also speaks about how Michael was so warmed by how the fans had recieved him. It is heartwarming and tender. This magazine offers much more, but I won't spoil it for anyone. I will just say, if you only get just one, get this one.
I have purchased and read the Rolling Stone, People and Life tribute magazines (not Time Magazine, due to it's negative reader reviews), and this one is by far, the best. It offers a positive tribute to the Legend, as it should be. There are also some great photos exclusive to this magazine and well, the whole thing is just done beautifully. Buy this, you won't be disappointed.
This book is so beautifully compiled. It truly is a loving, respectful, glorious tribute to a loving, respectful, glorious man! If you love Michael Jackson, this is the book for you. I wrote a letter to Ebony, thanking them for honoring Michael in such a beautiful way. You will not be disappointed. The contributions are full of wisdom and gratitude towards Michael for all he gave to this planet. The pictures are perfect. Enjoy!
I enjoyed this book, immensely. The pictures were awesome. The interviews were open and it seemed Michael spoke from his heart. It brought tears to my eyes to re-live his words and life. I will always cherish and keep this book.
Brilliant pictures of Michael Jackson in a tribute to his career. He appears happy, smart and not handsome but beautiful indeed. A must for someone who loves him.