Book Highlights Domestic Abuse, Family Life, her Special Relationship with Michael And His Murder


NEW YORK, May 16, 2011-- Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books will publish La Toya Jackson’s explosive memoir STARTING OVER on June 21, 2011.


In an account sure to send shockwaves around the globe, La Toya sheds new light on the dynamics of the Jackson family and discloses the truth behind the curtain of secrecy and intrigue that has surrounded her brother Michael and the rest of the Jackson children. She will explain her estrangement and her gradual reconciliation with one of America’s most famous families.


La Toya will share her own journey to hell and back at the hands of her former manager and husband, Jack Gordon divulging some of the most painful episodes of her life with an open heart and complete honesty. While she was unable to save Michael, she was able to find the courage to rebuild her shattered sense of self, her career, her relationship with her family, and to finally break free to begin Starting Over.


La Toya Jackson was born into America's Royal Family of Music, the Jacksons. As one of the younger children, she was exposed to music, and the business of music, all of her life. A true renaissance woman, Jackson has emerged as a successful entertainer, Grammy-nominated recording artist, best-selling author, entrepreneur, television star and international icon. In addition to her music successes, Jackson penned her first book in 1991. "La Toya, Growing Up in the Jackson Family" made media history and was on the New York Times Best-Seller List for several weeks. She has also been seen on many television programs including the current season on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice.





Gallery Books is an imprint dedicated to publishing a wide variety of must-read books on a wide array of topics. The imprint was designed to showcase established voices and to introduce emerging new ones—in both fiction and nonfiction, and across a variety of genres. Some of Gallery Books’ bestselling titles include Gunn’s Golden Rules by Tim Gunn, High on Arrival by Mackenzie Phillips, Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea by Chelsea Handler, Uncharted TerriTORI by Tori Spelling, Assholes Finish First by Tucker Max and Left Neglected by Lisa Genova. Upcoming titles include The Taker by Alma Katsu, Groundswell by Katie Lee, and Love Story by Jennifer Echols.


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