Madonna: An Intimate Biography

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Pan Macmillan, Sep 4, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 496 pages
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Whereas other books about Madonna have been based on previously published material, this biography is the result of fifteen years of exclusive interviews with people who are speaking publicly for the first time, including close friends, business associates and even family members. Acclaimed biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli has also interviewed the star herself on numerous occasions and he draws on these first-hand experiences to bring Madonna to life as not merely a tabloid delight, but as a flesh-and-blood woman with human foibles and weaknesses, as well as great strengths and ambitions.

Newly updated and published to celebrate Madonna's fiftieth birthday, this paperback edition covers the last six years in the star's life, including her self-imposed exile from America and adoption controversy, all told in J. Randy Taraborrelli's wonderful trademark style.

'Makes her more, not less, fascinating' Lynn Barber, Daily Telegraph

'Makes for a great read . . . This is the Madonna biography' Mirror

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Review: Madonna: An Intimate Biography

User Review  - Allison - Goodreads

In the words of Zachary Busse, "Oh, that's right, 'intimate' means unauthorized." A fun, frothy, and fascinating affirmation of the inexorable human drive toward narrative and illustration of the fact ... Read full review

Review: Madonna: An Intimate Biography

User Review  - Joe - Goodreads

Was on the hate bandwagon before this book because everyone else was. Follows her career up to her marriage with Guy around the time she released her Music album. An interesting and simple read. It ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Taraborrelli is the noted biographer of Michael Jackson: The Magic and the Madness, Elizabeth, a biography of Elizabeth Taylor, and Diana Ross. Consistently sought as an authority on celebrity culture, he makes regular appearances on television.

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