The Root Recommends: La Toya Jackson's 'Starting Over'

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Two years after the sudden and untimely death of her brother Michael, La Toya Jackson recollects their intimate friendship and the many troubles that haunted Michael's life and career in her newest book, Starting Over. La Toya, who was the first to arrive at Jackson's bedside, unravels the death of Michael Jackson with new details and her own suspicions. La Toya also sheds light on her struggle to reconcile with one of America's most infamous families, exposing the notorious abuse and exploitation of Jackson-family youth and fame.

La Toya Jackson's Starting Over comes just three months before the anticipated release of Jermaine Jackson's biography of Michael Jackson, You Are Not Alone.

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Previous recommendation: 'Beats, Rhymes and Life.'

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