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On Michael Jackson [Audio]

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In her stunning first book, Margo Jefferson gives us the incontrovertible lowdown on call-him-what-you-wish; she offers a powerful reckoning with a quintessential, richly allusive signifier of American society and popular culture.

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The winner of a Pulitzer Prize for criticism, Margo Jefferson previously served as book and arts critic for Newsweek and the New York Times. Her writing has appeared in, among other publications, Vogue, New York Magazine, The Nation and Guernica. Her memoir, Negroland, received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. She is also the author of On Michael Jackson and is a professor of writing at Columbia University School of the Arts. Andrea Johnson is an American narrator, having read several audiobooks to date, including On Michael Jackson by Margo Jefferson, Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule by Harriette Gillem Robinet, Heaven by Angela Johnson and This Just In by Yolanda Joe.


'Jefferson sees nuances that white writers invariably miss ... Nor can you fail to be moved by her descriptions of the ultra-perfectionist environment that Jackson's father created.'
*The Times*

'[Jefferson's] tantalisingly sharp mind [turns] sympathy into insight.'

'A startlingly forthright consideration of what drove Jackson then and what drives our thinking of him now.'

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