Michael and Me (Hardcover)

The Untold Story of Michael Jackson's Secret Romance

By Shana Mangatal

Chicago Review Press, 9781613736173, 240pp.

Publication Date: August 29, 2016

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Description

More than seven years after his death, Michael Jackson continues to fascinate the world. Shana Mangatal was one of Jackson’s constant and true rocks of stability for nearly two decades. Their relationship was quiet and sweet and real—a closely guarded secret known only to a few trusted employees and friends. Shana is now coming forward to tell their love story. Sometimes strange, sometimes surprising, always fascinating, this is the story that Jackson fans have been waiting for.

During her seven years working for Michael’s personal manager during the prolific period of the 1990s, Shana witnessed the scandals and the lawsuits, the release of groundbreaking albums and the subsequent world tours, the making of big-budget short films, and the addictions. It was through this business relationship that their trust and love for each other grew. Shana kept a meticulous diary throughout it all. Her story is rich with every little detail.
           
Michael and Me entertains and inspires, but above all, Shana continues to treat Michael (and his legacy) with respect. This is not an exploitative tell-all but rather a book that shows the side of Michael people never knew. In it, Shana paints a more intimate picture of this beloved yet very misunderstood man.


About the Author

Shana Mangatal has over twenty-five years of experience in talent and sports management, public relations, music, film, and television. She has worked with Michael Jackson, David Copperfield, Magic Johnson, Boyz II Men, Ruben Studdard, Dolly Parton, Dwight Yoakam, and other entertainment legends. She has also appeared in a variety of films and television shows, including House PartyHairsprayFamily MattersA Different WorldFresh Prince of Bel-AirMartin, and two of Michael Jackson’s short films. She lives in Los Angeles.


Praise For Michael and Me: The Untold Story of Michael Jackson's Secret Romance

“Michael had deep feelings for Shana. She knew a side of him that he kept closely guarded. I am so happy she is finally ready to tell her story.” —Scott “House” Shaffer, personal assistant to Michael Jackson, 1991–1998


“In Michael and Me Shana shares her most intimate experiences and memories, revealing another side of a man—a caring, ingenious, troubled soul whom so many have loved and so few have understood. After reading it, you’ll feel as though you knew him personally.” —Hana Yasmeen Ali, coauthor of The Soul of a Butterfly


“Shana was there . . . and only she could tell this story, which shows a side of Michael Jackson the world has never seen before. Her eye-opening book provides a complex, nuanced portrayal of the pop icon that will surprise you—and change your mind.” —Gregg Mitchell, manager, Gallin Morey Associates (Michael Jackson’s management team), 1991–1995


“I knew Shana during the time she was with Michael. I knew all along that they had something going on. She was deeply in love with him. This book is sure to be a must-read.” —Shaquille O'Neal, NBA Legend and Hall of Famer


“...An offbeat memoir filled with interesting trivia about the King of Pop.” —Toronto Star