I'm starting this thread so our thoughts as we all start to read Michael's new book don't get all jumbled up with the promotions for the book or CD or regular info and we know where to come.  So when you read the book and want to make comments on what you thought...post them here.  Thanks, Gail

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I have received my book and have read it all. I have been reluctant to share for fear of letting the cat out of the bag for those who have not read it.  I will say as a mother myself I became very nervous during the hippie years. I kept thinking what I would have done if my daughters had done some of the things Michael did. I am suprised that Michael is still on this earth.  God had plans for him.  I also cannot believe that he did not give up after the adversity and failure he faced.  Says alot about the man.  The book made him a little more real to me.  Not just a celebrity but a determined hard working man that belived in himself and his God given talent.  I had heard some of the facts in interviews over the years but specifics were fun to read.  I also found myself remembering what concert I attended during the years mentioned and what was going on in his life.  Very interesting.  Parts were hard because i did not recognize some of the names in the music industry.  let me know what yall think.


my thoughts exactly Allison.  

Have a guess what folks.....my Collectibles book arrived a few minutes ago.....WOW !!!!! :)     Have to report that it ain't pristine anymore for I had to look through it !!!! LOL.


Sylvia.   Your wee Scottish friend.


Hey Sylvia, will you be reading it or are you waiting for another copy? I got my audio book yesterday and have listened to half of it so far, but only because I got a late start! :D I keep thinking I have to take notes but I don't want to stop: I'm hungry for more! lol I suspect I'll start it all over again the minute I finish... Now I'm wondering if we should all settle a date for when we agree we can talk about it... Anyway, if you do decide and give into reading it Sylvia, enjoy! Take care sweetie. Hugs, sincerely, Sylvie Qc Canada

Hi Everyone,

The Soul of it All came in my mail today!!! After I read it I will comment. But I will say the cover is fabulous. So don't anybody mind if I don't come on here for a while to say what I think, just know I am off in Michael Land...

Take Care,


Hi Kellie, out of curiosity, did you get the print or audio? Just curious. I got my audio yesterday and finished it today but now need to re-read it to take notes... I think it's just too fabulous for words... Take care Kellie. Hugs, sincerely, Sylvie Qc Canada :D


I have the print version, and you are right so far, for me as well, it is too fabulous for words.

Just finished the chapter about him and Nicollette and I have to admit I felt both of their pain.

Hopefully I will finish the book tonight. I'm off to See's Candy Store in the Mall to buy my Mother a box of Valentine Candy as it is also her Birthday on the 17th of Feb.

Take Care,


Hi again Kellie,  I got both versions so my husband can read the print and I got the audio. Aside from attending concerts and just listening to Michael sing, one of my favourite things is to listen to him talk and it’s like an 8 CD-long interview! :D There are a couple of places where I felt he was just talking to us, not just reading, you know? I just loved how he talked about his entire family, happy times and the tone in his voice puts the text across so vividly. I was so happy to discover I was right and he does a few impressions while reading! Lol Oh but when he talks about the importance of music, the creative process and of course his family, I can’t help but well up... I think everyone should get the audio version. BTW, there’s apparently a PDF file with the pictures on one of the CD’s, in case people are not sure which version to pick... Anyway, thanks for sharing Kellie. BTW, you’re a sweet daughter: enjoy spoiling your mom! :D Take care sweetie. Hugs, sincerely, Sylvie Qc Canada

Yes, Kellie, the cover is a great center piece on one's table. I call him my ADONIS !!

Mine is living on my coffee table, well the copy I'm reading..The signed one is on the shelf..LOL

Robin in MD:)

Well Debbie and Robin, mine is temporary on my bedroom wall overlooking my bed. ROTFL So that I can gaze up at him while reading his words.

Take Care,


 LOL I hear you Kellie.  Who cares what the book says with the picture on the front,,,well,,,that;s ALL I need.


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