Shana has over twenty-five years of experience in talent and sports management, public relations, music, film, and television. She has worked with Michael Jackson, David Copperfield, Magic Johnson, Boyz II Men, Ruben Studdard, Dolly Parton, Neil Diamond, Fantasia Barrino, Kim Fields and other entertainment legends. She has also appeared in a variety of films and television shows, including House Party, Hairspray, Family Matters, A Different World, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and two of Michael Jackson’s short films, including "Ghosts".
She lives in Los Angeles.
As a member of Michael Jackson’s inner circle, Shana Mangatal witnessed firsthand his chart-topping hits, groundbreaking albums and subsequent world tours—as well as his scandals, lawsuits and addictions. She felt both the pleasure and the pain of being romantically involved with the most famous man in the world.
In Michael and Me: The Untold Story of Michael Jackson’s Secret Romance, Shana Mangatal finally publicizes her well-kept secret in a raw, honest and highly readable memoir. Sometimes strange, sometimes surprising, Michael and Me is the story that Jackson fans have been waiting for. Having kept a diary her whole life, Shana’s story is rich in detail and description.
With the utmost respect given to Michael’s legacy, Shana paints an intimate picture of the beloved, yet very misunderstood man throughout some of the best and worst periods of his life. Far from exploitative yet full of private, captivating moments, Shana’s memoir reveals the side of Michael people never knew.
Release date: August 29th, 2016
Chicago Review Press
Hardcover- 240 Pages