Sunday, July 19, 2009

Book Giveaway-Michael Jackson-The Magic,The Madness,The Whole Story

Michael Jackson: The Magic, the Madness, the Whole Story, 1958-2009
Author: J. Randy Taraborrelli


Thank You Brianne at Hachette Book Group for allowing me to host this giveaway.I will be giving away 5 copies of Michael Jackson:The Magic,The Madness,The Whole Story by J.Randy Taraborrelli.


Michael Jackson: The Magic, The Madness, The Whole Story, 1958-2009
Country: United States of America
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780446564748
Pages: 768

So much has how been said and written about the life and career of Michael Jackson that it has become almost impossible to disentangle the man from the myth. This book is the fruit of over 30 years of research and hundreds of exclusive interviews with a remarkable level of access to the very closest circles of the Jackson family - including Michael himself. Cutting through tabloid rumours, J. Randy Taraborrelli traces the real story behind Michael Jackson, from his drilling as a child star through the blooming of his talent to his ever-changing personal appearance and bizarre publicity stunts. This major biography includes the behind-the-scenes story to many of the landmarks in Jackson's life: his legal and commercial battles, his marriages to Lisa Marie Presley and Debbie Rowe, his passions and addictions, his children. Objective and revealing, it carries the hallmarks of all of Taraborrelli's best-sellers: impeccable research, brilliant storytelling and definitive documentation.

About the Author:
J. Randy Taraborrelli is a respected journalist, a recognizable entertainment personality, and in-demand guest on many television programs. He is the bestselling author of eight books. Taraborrelli is a reporter for the Times (London), Paris Match, and The Daily Mail (UK) and a contributor to Redbook, McCall's, and Good Housekeeping.

Rules:

1-This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada only,and closes on July 28th 2009. I will pick FIVE lucky winners and will do a post announcing the winners here and will also e mail the winners individually.AND I am hosting my own giveaway for one copy to one international reader/follower in the form of an Amazon Gift Card.Please include "International" in your comment.If you're not a follower already you can become one by checking out the "followers" tab in the sidebar.

2-To enter the contest, leave a comment here.Be sure to include your email address in code.
ie. yk(at)toptruecrimebooks(dot)com

3-You can gain yourself some extra entries by doing the following:(please mention in your comment post)

+3 for current followers/subscribers
+2 for following or subscribing
+1 for blogging about this giveaway and leaving a link to your post.
+1 for whichever other way you can think of posting a link e.g. twitter,etc...
+1 for e mailing the link to a friend and copying me on the e mail.

Feel free to put these in one comment, or several comments,whichever way you prefer.Please remember to leave your EMAIL address.(I will need to e mail you if you miss the post with winners)

And Good Luck!!

222 comments:

  1. I would love to get this book for my big sister! She's been a die-hard fan since she was 5. She cried like a baby when he died. You wouldn't believe the number of phone calls and txts she got just after.

    +3 for being a current follower
    tashiluvsu(at)live(dot)com

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  2. This is a very timely giveaway. Please enter me!

    kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. Follower signed up under my new handle.

    KIm

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  4. Blogged about giveaway on my blog http://metroreader.blogspot.com/

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  5. I would LOVE to read this, yes, I will always be an MJ fan :)

    lavery328 at yahoo dot com

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  6. I'm a current follower :)

    lavery328 at yahoo dot com

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  7. I'm a current follower :)

    lavery328 at yahoo dot com

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  8. I'm a current follower :)

    lavery328 at yahoo dot com

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  9. tweet

    http://twitter.com/lifestooshort7/status/2723691489

    lavery328 at yahoo dot com

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  10. I would LOVE to win this!! Thanks for the chance:)

    bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

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  11. New follower

    bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

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  12. New email subscriber

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  13. tweet

    http://twitter.com/bridget3420/status/2723797579

    bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

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  14. I would be very interested in reading this book! Please enter me.

    lead(at)hotsheet(dot)com

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  15. Oh i'd love to read this one, thank you!
    nataliew2(at)gmail(dot)com

    and.. I also have an award for you :0)
    http://thebookinn.blogspot.com/

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  16. Tweeted too!
    http://twitter.com/nataliew2/status/2726280554

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  17. I subscribed!
    nataliew2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. I follow with google friend
    nataliew2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I'd love an entry for this book.
    I am a current follower and a subscriber also.
    southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. MJ always and forever!

    delilah01809at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. Already follow!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. I would like to add this to my collection, thanks!

    dag888888{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  23. New follower!

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  24. I'd love a chance to read this book. The author has a history of writing interesting expose's of stars.

    espressogurl at hotmail dot com

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  25. Following on Blogger (Ally/rubymoon)


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  26. Email subscriber


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  27. After hearing all the hype on Tv, I'd much rather read this book filled with facts.

    Count me in for this one Yvette.

    +3 follower
    +2 Subscriber

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  28. would love to add this to my collection of books

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  29. Please add my name to the drawing!

    kkhaas AT bellsouth DOT net

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  30. +3 I'm a current follower

    kkhaas AT bellsouth DOT net

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  31. I have always been fasinated with Micheal. There's no-one like him or ever will be! I would love to read this book! Thanks! jacquecurl1(at) gmail(dot) com

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  32. I already follow/subscribe. jacquecurl1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. You cannot imagine how much I'd love to read this book!

    reading_frenzy@yahoo.com

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  34. I'm a current follower!

    reading_frenzy@yahoo.com

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  35. Blogged about giveaway

    http://bridget3420.blogspot.com/2009/07/720-book-giveaway-list.html

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  36. I bet this would be an interesting read all things considered. Please don't enter me in the contest though. Can't wait to see what you think about it. Thanks!

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  37. Ahhhh Michael.... I grew up with him. i would love to have this book.

    I am posting it to my giveway tab now at the top of my blog. Thanks for offeringthis!

    journey through books @ gmail dot com

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  38. We'd like to read this book. Thanks.

    gahome2mom at gmail dot com

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  39. This looks interesting! Please enter me!

    BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

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  40. I'm a current subscriber via Google Reader and just became a follower.

    BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

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  41. Please enter me - vvperesk@gmail.com

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  42. I would love to win this.

    Nelaine.Sanchez@gmail.com

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  43. YAY! MJ forever

    amtal03 AT gmail dot com

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  44. Really looking forward to reading this--please enter me.

    Also, I'm a current subscriber
    Amanda
    catss99@ [yahoo].com

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  45. Please enter me, I am a current subscriber
    karen, swingdanc1@yahoo.com

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  46. Please enter me

    I am a follower

    I am a subscriber

    madeleine444[at]gmail[dot]com

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  47. I would be interested in reading this book to get "the inside scoop" before the marketplace is flooded!

    I am a subscriber in Google Reader.

    lahlstedt (at) gmail (dot) com

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  48. International entrant here. :)

    +1 Please count me in on the contest!
    +2 new follower
    +1 linked this on my sidebar:
    http://fictiondoesitbetter.blogspot.com/

    issa[dot]mojica[at]gmail[dot]com

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  49. I'd love to win this book.
    lelou2(at)ymail(dot)com

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  50. I posted this on my left sidebar HERE

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  51. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/VickiLN/status/2787532253

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  52. am a follower now
    international
    ammorela5(at) gmail(dot) com

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  53. Im interested
    KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

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  54. It is a shame as to what happened to Michael Jackson. I would love to read this.

    +3 current subscriber

    sharon54220@gmail.com

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  55. I would like to enter.

    Thank you!

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  56. 1. Current follower - janetfaye

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  57. 2. Current follower - janetfaye

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  58. 3. Current follower - janetfaye

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  59. Great! Please count me in! RIP, MJ!
    I'm entering for the international contest.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  60. I'm a follower. +3

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  61. would love to read this
    mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

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  62. This is a book I really want to get my hands on. I always figured I would go before MJ did. He achieved Peter Pan status in my mind. He will always be 25 to me.
    I'm a subscriber.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  63. +3 for already being a follower. :)

    lovestoread0708(at)yahoo.com

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  64. Mary
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Please count me in :) I've been a fan of MJ since I was 12 and he came out with Brown Sugar in the early 70's.
    Thanks so very much!

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  65. Mary
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    1 Current subscriber via email :)

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  66. Mary
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    1 Current subscriber via email :)

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  67. Mary
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    1 Current subscriber via email :)

    (I hope I did that right? subscriber = 3 entries?) I am never sure LOL

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  68. thanks - this sounds like an interesting book! pls count me in.

    gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

    + an old follower!

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  69. I would love to read this.

    Thanks,

    darkfyre1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. Please count me for this one!

    msboatgal at aol.com

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  71. already a follower

    msboatgal at aol.com

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  72. subscribe via google reader

    msboatgal at aol.com

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  73. Enter me please!

    daniriddles[at]gmail[dot]com

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  74. ~+1~ I got your email about the contest! (Thank you) This looks like a fascinating read. Not only would I love to read this, it would fit in two challenges!

    bookdragonslair at gmail dot com

    ~+1~ I blogged on my sidebar

    ~+1~ I twittered it

    ~+3~ current follower

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  75. This looks like a great read!

    ajcmeyer at go dot com

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  76. I'd love to win + read this, please accept my entry!

    heatheranne99(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  77. Blog follower!
    #1

    heatheranne99(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  78. Blog follower!
    #2

    heatheranne99(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  79. I blogged!
    http://vintagefabulous.blogspot.com/2009/07/true-crime-book-reviews-book-giveaway.html

    heatheranne99(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  80. I am a current follower so + 3

    Shannanusar(at)aol(dot)com

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  81. count me in
    pksanddancer(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  82. follow
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  83. Please enter me in your giveaway for this book. Thank you

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  84. I signed up for the newsletter

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  85. I would LOVE to read this book - please enter me!

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  86. would love to win this one! thanks for the giveaway!

    ahellen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. I would love to win this book! I am a current follower.

    kherbrand at comcast dot net

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  88. This should be interesting! I'd love to win

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  89. current subscriber 1

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  90. current subscriber 2

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  91. current subscriber 3

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  92. new subscriber 1

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  93. following 1

    Miss Manda

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  94. following 2

    Miss Manda

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  95. would love to read this, love true crime stories

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  96. Such a tragedy........I'd love to read this book...I've seen J. Randy Taraborelli in some tv interviews lately, and he's very interesting.

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  97. Sounds like an interesting book-
    Diane Baum
    dianesmb@aol.com

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  98. I heard a radio interview with J.Randy Taraborrelli and I'm dying to read his book! Please enter me in the contest. Thanks!

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  99. I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE CHANCE TO READ THIS BOOK THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY

    FORGASONJ(AT)YAHOO(DOT)COM

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  100. I'm actually about Michael's age and from Indiana, so I grew up listening to him. I still have his VINYL (told ya I was old) record of thriller.

    Thanks!
    pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  101. I signed up to follow #1.

    Thanks!
    pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  102. I signed up to follow #2.

    Thanks!
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  103. i would love to read this

    nbelletiere at roadrunner dot com

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  104. I have always liked Michael Jackson and his music and sympathize with the hard knocks he had as a child, a musician and a dad. It's such a shame he left us so soon. sierramuse8 at aol dot com.

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  105. I signed to follow you and subscribed to emails. sierramuse8 at aol dot com.

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  106. I would love to win this for my daughter, she loved M.J.

    qtrhrse66(AT)msn(DOT)com

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  107. new subscriber


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  108. I am a big fan of Michael Jackson.

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  109. Like everyone else I have a newfound interest in MJ. This book will fill that craving.

    Michael.Kuntz(at)gmail(dot)com

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  110. Sounds interesting, thanks for the giveaway!

    luckymegs1981 AT yahoo DOT com

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  111. I just became a follower.
    kathyluman@gmail.com

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  112. I would love to win this book. This would be very interesting to me to read.
    kathyluman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  113. I tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/kathyluman/status/2877002225
    kathyluman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  114. I subscribed.
    kathyluman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  115. would love to win for my big sis. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  116. Gosh, how did I miss this giveaway! Sounds like a great book! Please enter me in your giveaway!
    * I'm an OLD follower! :D
    * I Tweeted about the giveaway! (Chickwithbooks)

    Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!
    Suzanne
    quzy [at] mac [dot] com

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  117. I grew up listening to Michael Jackson. Can't say I liked his lifestyle, but the music stands alone and reminds me of my teenage years. For those memories I am sad.
    dontaskme22(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  118. New subscriber via email
    dontaskme22(at)yahoo(dot)com
    #1

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  119. New subscriber via email
    dontaskme22(at)yahoo(dot)com
    #2

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  120. blogged: http://iblameitonthecat.blogspot.com/2009/07/exp-728-true-crim-book-reviews-michael.html
    dontaskme22(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  121. tweet: http://twitter.com/heathersphere/status/2877408497
    dontaskme22(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  122. email friend with cc to you
    dontaskme22(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  123. I hope I win so maybe we can find out how many children he molested

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  124. ok to do international mverno@roadrunner.com

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  125. I would love to read this book!
    Thanks a lot!
    (International)

    eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

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  126. I am a new follower.
    eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

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  127. Happy Monday!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  128. I would love to learn more about Mr. Jackson's life!



    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

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  129. Go mj!

    b_boy969(at)msn(dot)com

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  130. I would love to read this.

    marielay@gmail.com

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  131. I am a new follower.

    marielay@gmail.com

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  132. I'd love to read this book!
    mishiareads(at)gmail(dot)com

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  133. I'd like to see the pathology from the start. I love his book about Miss Ross so you know this will be a sizzler.

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  134. I would love to read this book. If I win, it will also be read by my sister & my Mom.

    mscoffee77(AT)juno(DOT)com

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  135. I was devastated when he passed away on my sister's birthday. My musical idol, who shares the same birthday as I do (aside from birth year '58 and '85), was a great entertainer and human being, and I would love to win this.

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  136. What a wonderful way to remember such a wonderful artist. I loved MJ

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  137. Shawna Lewis
    weloveourdogs@juno.com

    I love M.J. thanks for the giveaway!!!

    I subscribe through RSS
    I follow your blog
    I signed up for your Via e-mail

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  138. Shawna Lewis
    weloveourdogs@juno.com

    I Love M J thanks for the giveaway!!!

    I folllow
    I RSS
    I follow in via e-mail

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  139. My kids and I would really love this book! We really loved MJ! Please pick me!!!!

    kngmckellar(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  140. Subscribed to email.

    kngmckellar(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  141. follow your blog as kngmckellar

    kngmckellar(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  142. http://twitter.com/kngmckellar

    tweeted
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  143. I can never get enough information about the incredibly talented, Michael Jackson. I would love to read this book. Thanks for the opportunity.

    kr@roadrunner(dot)com

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  144. Enter me please
    Shondi Lottie
    shondi_lottie@yahoo.com

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  145. MICHAEL JACKSON IS THE KING OF POP IN LIFE OR DEATH

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  146. There have been so many bad stories at how weird Michael was but nothing has been said about the good work he did for charities and didnt want any publicity for it. luckylady4163@yahoo.com

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  147. luv 2 read this! dukier44 (at)
    aoldotcom

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  148. I would love to read this! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

    jlilleysprint@earthlink.net

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  149. I would love to read this book. I was sad to hear or his passing

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  150. I would love this book for my daughter who is a huge fan even though he was so before her time

    International

    brdgcombs(at)aol(dot)com

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  151. already a follower #1

    international

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  152. already a follower #2
    international

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  153. already a follower #3
    international

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  154. I would love to win this. I grew up watching Michael Jackson perform. RIP King of Pop.

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  155. I subscribe via email. Entry #1

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  156. I subscribe via email. Entry #2

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  157. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    meredycat*lycos*com

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  158. I great talent has left us. It is sad that he was so troubled.

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  159. I would love to enter this giveaway.I have always been a fan of Michael Jackson and feel
    so sad for what he has been through and his
    passing.I am following you

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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  160. Would love to win. RIP Micheal Jackson.. :(

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  161. Would love to read this book...I have been a Michael Jackson fan for since he appeared on that Ed Sullivan show. We grew up together.

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  162. Hey Yvette! I finally made it... yep before I go to work I figured would be my only time =)!
    But I am here to drop my name in your magic hat! I promise the next contest you have I will pimp that one out! I am sorry I missed this one!
    I hope you have a great day!

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  163. I would like to read the book for myself.
    john ferris
    guapo1317@live.com

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  164. I'd love a chance to read this book, thanks

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  165. It sounds like an interesting book. I would love to win it. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  166. Thanks for the giveaway

    fmd518(at)inbox(dot)com

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  167. Don't think I ever knew the real story and would interested in finding out.

    schwartz.(dot)lori(at)gmail(dot)com

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  168. I would love to learn more about Michael Jackson. Thanks for the giveaway!

    sunnyview99 at gmail dot com

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  169. I followed your blog (sunnyview99)!

    Entry #1

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  170. I followed your blog (sunnyview99)!

    Entry #2

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  171. I followed your blog (sunnyview99)!

    Entry #3

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  172. I blogged: http://wut-givz.blogspot.com/2009/07/add-true-crime-book-reviews-michael.html

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  173. I would love to get this book for myself... looks good.

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  174. Thank you for the AWESOME GIVEAWAY.. Please count me in :)

    klp1965 (at)myfairpoint (dot)net

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  175. 1 following your blog as klp1965
    kathy pease

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  176. 2 following your blog as klp1965
    kathy pease

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  177. I've loved Michael Jackson since I was a child as he's just a few years younger than me. We danced to his music when I was a teenager. My husband thinks he is a child molester. I think he was extorted for money by those greedy families. If their child wastruly molested they would want criminal charges not money.
    rosans4(at)comcast(dot)net

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  178. Follower #1
    rosans4(at)comcast(dot)net

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  179. Follower#2
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  180. Follower#3
    rosans4(at)comcast(dot)net

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  181. This sounds like a good book. MJ was such an interesting person

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