|Now in paperback, an examination of legendary performer Michael Jackson, his music, and his life through the prism of "Thriller," the bestselling album of all time.|
From the Publisher:
From legendary hip-hop and R&B journalist Nelson George, Thriller is the definitive chronicle of the bestselling album of all time. George explores how the album changed the world in 1982, when Michael Jackson was king of the charts, breaking down the color barrier on MTV and heralding in the age of video. This incisive and revealing examination of the making and meaning of Thriller not only illuminates the brilliant creative process and work ethic of Jackson and producer Quincy Jones, but also explores the larger context of the music, life, and seismic impact the King of Pop has had for more than three generations.
Nelson George is the award-winning author of numerous books on African-American culture, and a regular contributor to the "Village Voice" and "Billboard". He was a National Book Critics Circle Award nominee, and is also a producer and a screenwriter. George has branched out to novel writing, and in 1998 he published "Seduced: The Life and Times of a One-Hit Wonder".