Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson
“I’ve always been fascinated with Michael Jackson’s music and given his cultural impact it is remarkable how little information about his body of work is available…I wanted to help shift the discussion back to what made him famous in the first place, which is his music,” said Joseph Vogel, a doctoral candidate in the University of Rochester’s English Department and author of Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson (Sterling Press, 2011).
“Mr. Joe Vogel has brilliantly cracked the DNA, the code of the work, the artistry of Michael Joseph Jackson. I want to stress the word ‘artistry’ because people have forgotten or never understood that’s what MJ is, that’s what he worked at day and night. This is the book I have been long awaiting – a pointed, intelligent dissection of an epic body of work. Mr. Joe Vogel breaks it down album by album, song by song.” ~Spike Lee