Michael Jackson's annotated self-help book is up for auction

Michael Jackson’s annotated self-help book is up for auction


It seems even the greatest of pop stars need a little advice as revealed by an annotated self-help book belonging to the King of Pop – Michael Jackson. The literature owned by Michael is due to go up at auction in the UK and could fetch up to £8,000. The multi-award winning international singing sensation made notes in Robert Greene’s The 48 Laws of Power, which sets out rules to achieve and maintain a position of strength.
Jackson’s copy remains in immaculate condition and is due to go under the hammer with Omega Auctions of Merseyside.
Inside, the Thriller record breaker has made a number of annotations, clearly analysing the book closely, leaving several handwritten annotations and underlining key passages.
Among the pieces the singer picked out, was a section under Law 34, entitled ‘Be Royal in Your Own Fashion: Act Like a King to be Treated Like One’.
The underlined section reads: “Once the king had made news by treating the banker as his equal; now the banker treats the king as his inferior.”
Writing in pink ink, Jackson wrote beside the passage: ‘You create your own circumstances even in the manner in which you are treated and looked upon.’
On the same page, he also highlighted a much larger section of text, simply writing below ‘wow’.
The philosophical notes continue throughout the book, including on a later page where he wrote: ‘The moon comes every night so people don’t care to look to the heavens.’
The book is being sold from a private collection, with the auctioneers are expecting offers between £5,000 and £8,000, reports Contactmusic.


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