Life with My Sister Madonna

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 3, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
Now in paperback, Christopher Ciccone’s “breathless tell-all” (Time) based on his fortyseven years of growing up with, working with, and understanding one of the most famous women of our time—Madonna.

Only Christopher can tell the full scale, riveting untold story behind the woman who has intrigued, scandalized, and entertained millions for half a century. In Life with My Sister, Christopher reveals the real woman behind Madonna’s carefully constructed mythology and glittering fa ade. From their shared Michigan childhood, which Madonna transcended to whisk Christopher to Manhattan with her in the early eighties—Christopher was with her every step of the way, experiencing all her incarnations firsthand. The spoiled daddy’s girl, the punk drummer, the raunchy Boy Toy, Material Girl, Mrs. Sean Penn, Warren Beatty’s glamorous Hollywood paramour, loving mother, Mrs. Guy Ritchie, English grande dame—Christopher witnessed and understood all of them, as his own life was inexorably entwined with that of his chameleon sister. He tangled with a cast of characters from artist Jean- Michel Basquiat, to Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Moss, Demi Moore, and, of course, Guy Ritchie, whose advent in Madonna’s life splintered the loving relationship Christopher once had with her. The mirror image of his legendary sister, with his acid Ciccone tongue, Christopher pulls no punches as he tells his astonishing story.

 

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User Review  - desiree85 - LibraryThing

I thought there would be a lot more scandal and insight into this iconic legend. It seemed more like whining - but was a guilty read nonetheless! Read full review

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User Review  - cvosshans - LibraryThing

Reading this book provides a glimpse into some aspects of Madonna's life that readers might otherwise not be aware of. I think when you read this you have to condsider that the author (her brother ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
19
Section 3
45
Section 4
67
Section 5
94
Section 6
119
Section 7
155
Section 8
179
Section 11
248
Section 12
273
Section 13
292
Section 14
310
Section 15
339
Section 16
342
Section 17
347
Section 18
348

Section 9
207
Section 10
231

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About the author (2009)

Christopher Ciccone began his professional career as a dancer with La Groupe de La Place Royal in Ottawa. He art directed Madonna's Blond Ambition tour and directed her The Girlie Show tour. He has directed music videos for Dolly Parton and Tony Bennett. He is an artist, interior decorator, and designer in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles.

Wendy Leigh is the New York Times bestselling author of eleven books, including True Grace: The Life and Times of An American Princess.

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