Be Careful Who You Love

Inside the Michael Jackson Case

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Published by: Atria Books
Release Date: July 28, 2009
Pages: 352
ISBN13: 978-0743270922

Diane wrote four new chapters to bring readers up to date on the Jackson saga. They are only available in the audio book version available here.


The explosive definitive account of the Michael Jackson saga, chronicling the King of Pop's battles against child molestation charges from 1993 to 2005, from award-winning journalist Diane Dimond, who broke the story first, over twelve years ago

Michael Jackson has long captured the world's attention, first as the dynamic lead singer of the Jackson Five, then during his highly successful breakout solo career. But somewhere along the line Jackson transformed himself into something hardly recognizable and was investigated -- not once, but twice -- for crimes we could hardly imagine.

Even now, after his unexpected acquittal on multiple charges of child molestation, there is a sense that the real truth behind the allegations is not known. The character of Michael Jackson -- from his humble beginnings to his rich career and the birth of Neverland Ranch -- is destined for great debate among fans, journalists, historians, and psychiatrists for years to come. In the meantime, there is Diane Dimond, the journalist of record on the Jackson case.

In November 2003, when the Santa Barbara county sheriff's department conducted another raid on Neverland Ranch, Diane Dimond and her camera crews were the only ones there to capture the moment and report the news to the world. Now, for the first time, Dimond recounts the multifaceted details of the Jackson case, utilizing her extensive notes and sources. What she tells us is a shocking story.

Be Careful Who You Love will take you behind the scenes and into the courtroom of one of the most controversial cases of the decade, while giving readers a dramatic glimpse of one reporter's vigilance and unending quest to uncover the truth.


“For those who want to know the truth about this case, this book is full of information largely taken from eyewitness accounts, and the trial transcripts. If you are a die hard fan who cares more about protecting a mega super star than learning about what actually happened, you would do well, to skip it. Diane Dimond was inside this case as an investigative reporter from the time the first accuser came forward and kept doing research until after the end of the trial. Dimond is an excellent writer/reporter and I couldn't put the book down.”
Sharon Tremper

“Dimond should have won a Pulitzer for covering the story. There was nobody doing a better job on it.”
Sylviastel, Vine Voice

“I praise the woman who had the guts to write this book because it would have taken a lot of courage to do so, knowing that she'd be ridiculed and possibly her life threatened.”
verified reader D. Watson

“This book is well researched and well written -- at last, documentation of the "big picture". What a sad, pathetic, sick and dysfunctional soul -- enabled by the weak, needy and greedy. Thank you, thank you, Diane. Your courage and perseverance are remarkable. There are many others who also understand why you had to do this.”
verified reader Borisa

“My impression is Diane Dimond has integrity, she really tried to give us a balanced view, but when you look at the big picture, the circumstantial evidence corroborated by other evidence, then sadly there is only one conclusion to draw…Michael Jackson was a great entertainer, but he was also a child molester.”