Sasha Frere-Jones to Write Book on Michael Jackson



The endless onslaught of news surrounding Michael Jackson continues: New Yorker music critic Sasha Frere-Jones is set to publish a book on the musician via Ecco. Interviewed for the New Yorker's blog, Jones claims that he wants to write a short book that will "be a single-purpose thing, a small machine that acts like a lens and zooms in." Instead of delving into the sensationalism surrounding Jackson's life, Frere-Jones plans to focus on Jackson's artistry:

"I am interested in what he did that was different, how he recontextualized the past, how he changed the rules. This is a guy who grew up in a factory system, created his own system, and then had to deal with the fallout. I’m going to be dealing with the two big albums, but also Bad, Dangerous, and Invincible."

No release date has been announced for Frere-Jones untitled tome.

Sasha Frere-Jones to Write Book on Michael Jackson