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Macmillan, May 19, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
The explosive New York Times bestseller-- Madonna

From motherless child to wife and mother, from "boy toy" to fiercely independent diva, Madonna is one of the most remarkable women of our time. With a career that spans two decades and ranges from the scandalous to the transcendent, she is a bigger phenomenon than ever. But who is the private woman behind the public image?

Andrew Morton, whose #1 New York Times bestsellers about Princess Diana and Monica Lewinsky have proven his ability to gain access to insiders who won't talk to anyone else, answers that question in this decidedly unauthorized new biography. Morton's extensive, in-depth interviews with members of Madonna's inner circle-- lovers, friends, and business connection, many of whom have never spoken out before-- allow him to go beyond the carefully constructed myths to unmask the real Madonna. Andrew Morton is able to make startling revelations, among them the real story of Madonna's family background; the events behind the violent attack that changed her views on sex and men; her relationships with Michael Jackson, Prince, John F. Kennedy Jr., Vanilla Ice, and other rock and Hollywood stars; the mystery man she wanted to marry; and the darkest days of her career when she threatened to quit show business. In this fascinating, richly detailed biography, Andrew Morton reveals Madonna in an entirely new light.

With 16 pages of photographs

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It was a decent read, but nothing spectacular. I was interested in the subject, Madonna, due to my love of her early music and the fact that she was born in Bay City, Michigan. Read full review

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After reading this biography I came to love her even more. He goes into heavy detail of ALL the moments in Madonna's life and some stuff that may even shock people. Andrew is a true biographer and is someone who isn't afraid of typing some things that he feels he's better off keeping to himself, but knows that their are some fans of the subject whom just like himself, would keep these things to themselves. Just like in this fantastic bio on Madonna. After reading this, I can truly say that I am probably the only person who is the most like her. Along with so many other talented and misunderstood celebrities who don't succumb to drugs and alcohol as a dependecy and constantly have it as a intake. 


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Andrew Morton is one of the world's best-known biographers and a leading authority on modern celebrity. His groundbreaking and controversial biography Diana: Her True Story changed the public's perception of the British monarchy, while Monica's Story, his authorized biography of Monica Lewinsky, gave voice to the events behind the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.

Andrew Morton has won numerous awards, among them Author of the Year and an award for services to journalism. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters.

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