Book review: 'Elizabeth and Michael' by Donald Bogle

This week, "Bookworm Sez" reviewer Terri Schlichenmeyer writes about “Elizabeth and Michael” by Donald Bogle, about the "weird" friendship between Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson.

"If that was the only focus, though, this would be a pretty thin book. Instead, Bogle’s story moves in puddle-like circles around his subjects, and through their lives: by knowing the people who raised and influenced them, we can trace the compassion that an older Taylor possessed and we see how Jackson built his empire, detail by detail. Bogle also gives readers a vivid sense of the time in which his narrative takes place which, combined with layered anecdotes and the parallels he draws between Taylor’s and Jackson’s lives, makes for an easy, entertaining read."

Find the full review—sponsored as always by The Friends of Allegan District Library—in our Sept. 15 issue of The Allegan County News or subscribe to the e-edition. All books the Bookworm reviews for us are stocked by the Allegan District Library.

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