It’s Time to Restore Michael Jackson’s Legacy to Its Rightful Place!
The Newly Released Book, Defending a King~His Life & Legacy, Does
If you want an eye-opening portrayal of the real Michael Jackson—delivered in a rare
blend of disclosure, respect, insight, and passion—this is it!
– Thomas A. Mesereau, Jr.
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Dec 16, 2011 – Veteran author Dr. Karen Moriarty announced
today the release of Defending a King~His Life & Legacy (by Infinity Publishing).
Understanding that “bizarre behavior is normal in bizarre circumstances,” Dr. Moriarty
leads readers carefully through the maze of stunningly bizarre events and circumstances
of Michael Jackson’s life. With previously unknown revelations, the King of Pop is
disclosed as a complex and vulnerable man who lived—and struggled–at the pinnacle of
In the wake of the disturbing manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, in which the
defense and often the media sordidly tried to put Michael–the victim of the crime–on
trial, Dr. Moriarty helps readers understand the unique struggles of this inspirational
genius and worldwide humanitarian. [This is the first published book that covers the
Conrad Murray trial, including the sentencing hearing on November 29, 2011.]
Dr. Moriarty’s portrayal of the man includes explanations of why Michael was not a
recluse, why he became nomadic after his 2005 criminal trial, why he veiled his children
in public, and why he always kept millions of dollars in cash within arm’s reach. The
author affirms that Michael was heterosexual and that he struggled for decades with
insomnia. Incorporating more than 200 sources, including accounts from a variety of
people who knew Michael intimately, Dr. Moriarty reveals also where he went and what
he did during those last four mysterious years of his life.
Defending a King~His Life & Legacy addresses the three biggest mistakes Michael
made in his life: one that was only a temporary fix; one that more than anything else
proved his child-like level of trust; and the one that caused his tragic demise. From the
perspective and empathy of a psychologist, Dr. Moriarty not only proposes plausible
explanations for some of the seemingly absurd elements of the mega-star’s private life,
but she also presents fully some of its truly unparalleled circumstances, which will strain
the imaginations of even those fans who “knew” him best.
Michael Jackson was the King of Pop. He was also the King of Controversy. But
mostly, as this book reveals, he was the King of Hearts. Not only in his humanitarian
acts—he donated more than $300 million to charities—but in his private acts of kindness
that few people know about, he was a man whose global legacy of goodness may
ultimately outshine his reputation for greatness.
About the book:
Defending a King~His Life & Legacy by Dr. Karen Moriarty
Publisher: Infinity Publishing
Date of publish: Dec 16, 2011
Kindle and Nook formats) in January 2012
About the author:
Dr. Karen Moriarty has worked as a teacher of English and writing, a counselor,
administrator, and consultant in public schools. She has also worked as a licensed
clinical psychologist in private practice. She has earned advanced degrees, including a
Doctorate, from Northern Illinois University.
Her first book, Baby Richard: A Four-Year-Old Comes Home, was written in 2003
because it was “an epic story that had to be told.”
Karen is married to Dr. Robert V. Moriarty, a psychologist and former college president.
They reside with their feline companions, Stephanie Ann and Tom Riley, in Ponte Vedra
Visit her website at www.defendingaking.com