This list has been compiled by The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies Online. Please email relevant additions or queries to the editors here. This online reference list is a collection of available resources on the art and cultural discourse around Michael Jackson. If you use our reference list, clearly reference The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies Online, with our URL,

Cascio, Frank, My Friend Michael: An Ordinary Friendship with an Extraordinary Man (William Morrow, 2011)
DaSilva, Janis B, Thrilling Moments: “#1 Authorized by Michael Jackson ~ My Years With Michael” (CreateSpace, 2012)
Editors of Ebony, Ebony Special Tribute: Michael Jackson In His Own Words (Johnson, 2009)
Editors of Rolling Stone:

  • Michael Jackson (Werner Media Specials, 2014)
  • Michael (It Books, 2009)

George, Nelson, The Michael Jackson Story (Dell, 1983)
Jackson, Jermaine, You Are Not Alone: Michael, Through a Brother’s Eyes (Touchstone, 2011)
Jackson, Katherine, Never Can Say Goodbye (Vintage Pop Media, 2010)
Jones, Quincy, Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones. (Doubleday, 2001)
Knopper, Steve, MJ: The Genius of Michael Jackson (Simon & Schuster, 2015)
Smallcombe, Mike, Inside the Career of Michael Jackson (Clink Street Publishing, 2015)
Sullivan, Randall, Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson (Grove Press/Atlantic Monthly Press, 2012)
Taraborrelli, J. Randy, Michael Jackson: The Magic, The Madness, The Whole Story, 1958-2009 (Hachette, 1991, 2003, 2009)
Van Valin II, William B., Private Conversations in Neverland with Michael Jackson (CreateSpace, 2012)
Whitfield, Bill, Javon Beard and Tanner Colby, Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in his Final Days (Weinstein, 2014)