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Michael Jackson‘s devoted mother, Katherine Jackson, will publish a book next week about her son.

The self published coffee table book–consisting of personal photographs–is called “Never Can Say Goodbye: The Katherine Jackson Archives.” The book will be sold through a website called www.jacksonsecretvault.com.

“She’s very proud of the book,” says a source. “It’s not being done for money, either.” This much seems true, as such a book could have fetched a big advance. But “Never Can Say Goodbye” is being self-published. Its content is a picture page facing a page of reminiscences by Michael’s mom.

To promote the book, yesterday Katherine gave a two hour interview to Marc Schaffel, Jackson’s former business partner and confidante. For Schaffel, this was the Michael Jackson trifecta. He’s the only person who has done authorized video interviews with Michael Jackson, Debbie Rowe, and now Katherine.

On the eve of the one year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, Katherine was driven to Schaffel’s home, where they conducted the interview. They talked about what the last year has been like, the children,memories of Michael over the years. She did not talk about husband Joe Jackson directly, but she did say that she was concerned that the media twisted what the family said.

Katherine talked about the child molestation charges against Michael over the years. She told Schaffel she felt people were out to get Michael. She said that in the 1993 case she felt the boy’s father and stepfather put him up to it. Katherine says she thought the boy–Jordan Chandler–whom she doesn’t name–wanted to recant his story last summer, especially after his father, Evan Chandler, committed suicide.

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  1. and ur music is the best PLEASE COME BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i want more of ur beutiful music! that lie broke my heart. but u fixed. and ur very very lucky to be with God. but still COMEBACK

  2. Hello everybody… Tell to MICHAEL: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY SWEET LOVE… I think of you a lot, I want to send you a lot of kiss, it’s a very nice day today because in the 29th August 1958, you was born and you light up this world…You always give us your love and today I want to give back all my love for you by stars… I’m so far to you but I LOVE YOU SO SO SO MUCH, MY LOVE MICHAEL…. Kiss from Belgium and HAPPY BIRTHDAY AGAIN!!!!!!!

  3. HELLO TOGHETHER, I want to say the people says is MICHAEL is not a perfect man are an IMBECILE!!!!!!!!!! because MICHAEL is the most LOVE in the world… Don’t never tell he is bad. MICHAEL D’AMOUR A MOI… je t’ Aime, je pense à toi chaques minutes de ma vie mon Amour, pour moi, tu ne seras jamais au Mausolée puisque MON COEUR DIT QUE TU NE SERAS JAMAIS PARTI……. JE T’AIME TELLEMENT MICHAEL, I miss you so … much MON AMOUR ADORE… Bisous, belle nuit MICHAEL, je t’AIME TANT… ENCORE ET TOUJOURS ET POUR TOUJOURS…

  4. hello everybody who think to Michael on sunday night… I just tell you how I want MICHAEL is here with us… Tonight I listenning him with my walk man and I thing again and again how he is Perfect… when he is young and at fifty years! and evidently for ETERNITY!!!MICHAEL is THE LOVE MAN for us…and for me, he is MY GUIDE for all my life… I’m so alone without him… MICHAEL JACKSON my love ADORE… for me, he is gone to do a concert in the moon and all planet!! it’s less painfull for me to thing that… the girl from Belgium. >For you MICHAEL…

  5. hello, i want to tell you Madame Jackson, thank you for answering to my message… I thing of you and I tell you: you are the best great mother for MICHAEL’s childrens… Don’t listen the bad people!!! you are extraordinary… I love Michael,you and his childs…I saw Paris,Prince one and Prince Two in photo in Hawai: they are beautifull… Michael will be pride to them, thank to you Madame Jackson and please can you kiss them for me… Big Kiss from Belgium…

  6. I think this excellent initiative to Katherine. Nobody is better than her to speak the truth about Michael. Any other book now loses its importance. This book will show the truth about Michael. I think the fans who criticize it are not real fans, but only contestants. Michael for sure will be happy with that.

  7. WOw!!!It’s really nice for all his true fans to get the book, I hope it will be available for every fans around the world! I’m in Cambodia. It’s true that michael teached us to be real humans. I love to hear that he’s still alive, but I have to accept the truth that he’s truely dead. Thank you MJ for everything and Mrs.Jackson for the book. Forever Love…..you always be in my heart.

  8. Hello,i’m French, from belgium… I’m not speak english very well but i want to say to MICHAEL JACKSON (because in my heart he never died!!!!) i much i love him and he miss me so much, he is the most love for me, a very Perfect man for all the wold… he learned us to try to be nice at all things… I thing to you Madame KATHERINE JACKSON,courage MICHAEL honoured your honesty; I love You MICHAEL I yhing of you all the time in my life…thank you for all give me…

  9. I will most certainly buy this book, I believe katherine jackson would never do anything or say anything that wasnt true to harm her sons persona….she’s raising his kids for godsakes. Kudos to her. Also, I love the jacksons, and wish them all the best…..R.I.P. Michael jackson.

  10. [...] Con el título “Never can say goodbye: Katherine Jackson archives“, la madre del “reydel pop” homenajeó a su hijo a un año de su misteriosa muerte, que tomó por sorpresa almundo entero. El libro, que tiene el formato adecuado para servir como adorno, es una suerte de album de fotos familiares del clan Jackson pero convertido en lo que será un best-seller, según el sitio ShowBiz411.com. [...]

  11. n the eve of the one year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, Katherine was driven to Schaffel’s home, where they conducted the interview.

    MAYBE YOU SHOULD GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT…..HOW CAN KATHERINE GO THERE ON THE EVE OF MICHAEL’S DEATH WHEN HE DIED JUNE 25 AND THAT HASN’T COME YET ????????????????

  12. OMG, I just purchased this. Now I’m a bit leery. Surely Mrs.Jackson would know the date of death of her son, and the eve of such certainly hasn’t come yet. What the hell is up here? Marc Shaffell? He’s a criminal and shafted Michael in business deals more than once. Why would she even entertain speaking to this sleaze much less granting him 2 hours of her time. I smell a rat. There’d better not be any hanky panky with my account relating to this purchase or I might have to go to jail myself. I’m gonna wait and see what happens. This sounds like a scam.

  13. “On the eve of the one year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death..”

    Hmm, this should be June 24th, not June, 17th…right?

  14. Viviana Says:
    June 18th, 2010 at 2:02 pm
    SI KATHERINE NO LO HACE POR EL DINERO, ENTONCES PORQUÉ NO LO PUBLICA EN INTERNET PARA QUE EL MUNDO ENTERO PUEDA ACCEDER GRATIS?

    ————-
    Acordate que quedan los hijos y tiene que velar por sus intereses. me parece fenomeno que lo cobre. y no te preocupes que en un tiempo ya lo va a estar en internet.

    Saludos.

  15. Sometimes, Michael’s fans think that they know it all, she wouldn’t do a interview with Mark – he is on their enemy list.

    Maybe after a year of grieving, Katherine realizes that if she did the interview her way, it will be her way without all of the other people and her children telling her what she should and sholdn’t say. I am very happy that she chose not to go the route of a Oprah or Barbara Walters to talk about her son.

    She will have the voice to say what she wants and not have to worry what someone does to it when it airs. Maybe she enjoyed the interview that he did with Debbie, defending him after Bashir.

    After reading the new man in her life, maybe she is also feeling good that she has recovered some things that would have gone up for sale.

    She hasn’t done an interview for money like her children and so-called husband has done. Maybe she is seeing her surroundings a little bit more clearly.

    I woudlnt be a bit surprised that there is more to come from her that will surprise everyone within that family and his rabid fans.

    It has already surprised his fans that she talked to Mark Schaffel, they thought she had knives out for this guy like some of them do for people that were in his life.

    Conspiracy is their game, like some of the family members.

  16. “not for money…”?? they are charging $60.00 for this book! I agree that something sounds ‘off’ about all this but they are probably photos and stories no one has seen or heard before. I would like to have it but at that price…..

  17. [...] to recant his story last summer, especially after his father, Evan Chandler, committed suicide. Exclusive: Michael Jackson’s Mother, Katherine, Will Publish Book on Monday | Showbiz411 __________________ "It's funny how people love the dead, once you're dead you're made for [...]

  18. I think this excellent initiative to Katherine. Nobody is better than her to speak the truth about Michael. Any other book now loses its importance. This book will show the truth about Michael. I think the fans who criticize it are not real fans, but only contestants. Michael for sure will be happy with that.

  19. Pearl JR is feeding fans this kind of GABAGE that MJ may have FAKED his death to save his life. and then telling people to read the ebook. All these so call MJ FAN makes me sick to my stomach as they have their own agender MONEY. And the thing is some FANS are feeding into this CRAP!! get a life please, I love Michael and would love to think he is allive ,but he is truly dead.

  20. I think it will be very refreshing 2 read sumthn truthful from the person who knew MJ best and I am so happy that Katherine has written this book. I will definitely purchase a copy for my own personal collection… God Bless You Mama Jackson We Luv U Most!!!

  21. Ok people remember one thing. This is Mrs. Jackson, michaels mother. She is 80 yo and extremely private. If she wants to share some of her pictures or memories with us ( fans and everyone else in the world, I say Thank You!!!

    Second being Mrs. Jackson and the children are the MAIN beneficiaries of the estate I don’t think they need to worry about a “ceast and desist” letter from the estate. The fact that is self published makes me believe it is from the heart and she in fact is making it available for us. I didn’t see a price for the book in the story but being done by Katherine I would def buy one.

    Lastly about Schaffel, didnt he make the rebuttal show that put down bashit ? He then put out private home movies which is the best ever show hosted by MJ. He brought in something like $20 million for Michael on those shows. If I remember Randy didn’t pay him back the money Michael borrowed from schaffels share of the tv shows when he was managing mj for like 10 minutes. Great job roger finally a nice Jackson story. Leave Schaffel alone obviously Katherine likes him. Debbie Rowe likes him and Michael was very close to him for many years. Sure they had problems but who didn’t have problems when it came time for mj’s people to pay bills. At the end I heard they were friends again. I can’t wait to see the interview on the television. Schaffel did a great job on the Debbie Rowe interview!

  22. ON the EVE of MJ’s passing??? Come on this is so strange and suspicious–Marc Schaffel of all people??? Damn, he must have the gift of gab to talk Katherine into anything that has to do with Schaffel who has said terrible things about MJ, especially that the spider bite on his leg was a needle mark from injecting heroin.

    You’ve got to check out the EmovieBook that explains all this using common sense. “Pseudocide Did Michael Jackson Fake His Death To Save His Life?”

    Available on amazon
    MichaelJacksonPseudocide. com

  23. “On the eve of the one year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, Katherine was driven to Schaffel’s home, where they conducted the interview.” Can someone PLEASE explain how this is possible?? I thought he died on the 25th? According to my calendar, today is the 18th of June. Did I miss something here?? Hmm….

  24. Lindo a atitude de Katherine, falar abertamente sobre o seu genial filho. O talento de Michael é incomparavel, o legado que fez é maravilhoso, sinto por nao ter mais noticias suas Michael, sinto falta de seu sorriso, de seu olhar de vc…I love you more…Mike you are not alove

  25. The news of the world is supposed to be including a 36 page tribute to MJ on sunday. They have spent a year writing vile stuff about him so I will not hold my breath.

  26. I can’t wait!! I will definately buy this as soon as it is out!! I wish that I could find copy of Katherines first book from many years ago.

  27. hmmm im not sure i believe this because in the article it says and i quote ” On the eve of the one year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, Katherine was driven to Schaffel’s home, where they conducted the interview. ”
    However the eve of mjs death is not until 24th of June. Another fantastic show of ”honest” journalism lol

  28. “On the eve of the one year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, Katherine was driven to Schaffel’s home, where they conducted the interview.”

    The eve of the one year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death is not until June 24, 2010. The book is not mentioned on the site referenced in the article, in fact the site has not been updated since January. Why would Katherine give an interview to Schaffel of all people after the problems that Schaffel has caused Michael? Something feels off about this article.

  29. SI KATHERINE NO LO HACE POR EL DINERO, ENTONCES PORQUÉ NO LO PUBLICA EN INTERNET PARA QUE EL MUNDO ENTERO PUEDA ACCEDER GRATIS?

    KATHERINE = JOE

    IF KATHERINE MADE THIS BOOK NOT FOR MONEY, WHY SHE DOESN´T PUBLISH IT FOR FREE IN THE INTERNET TO ALL WORLD CAN GET IT?

  30. PLEASE! This sounds like a Joe Jackson project. They are just using Katherine’s name as a front, in my opinion, because most people won’t support a Joe Jackson project.

    And the reason that this book is being “self-published” is because the Jackson’s and that includes Katherine, do not have rights to Michael’s image and no self-respecting publishing house would touch this type of project for fear of receiving a “cease and desist” letter from the estate.

    Roger, we all know that Schaffel has been feeding you stories over the years. Stop playing yourself, most people know what time it is!

  31. Say,Say,Say. Michael went thru alot of BS and at the end, NOW we are realizing how important he is to music in general, NOW we are getting we was NOT the monster that the media kept feeding us he was.
    To endure the way he did..and to become a legend..you go thru a lot..he walk the walk…well actually moonwalk it…That type of power means that there is a TRUTH to be told that things are more then the eyes can see. Michael, you are a true King and Thank you, Bro. Every day we are getting to see more of YOU…you are shinning like no one else..you trully are INVINCIBLE..

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