Madonna: An Intimate Biography

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Simon and Schuster, 27 сент. 2001 г. - Всего страниц: 416
Megastar. Lover. Mother. Opportunist. Chameleon. Role model.
She's all of these things...and more.
Yet, who is she, really?
In Madonna: An Intimate Biography, author J. Randy Taraborrelli's scrupulously researched and completely balanced unauthorized biography of one of the world's most celebrated entertainers, the reader is allowed to draw his or her own conclusions. Indeed, the portrait bestselling author Taraborrelli paints here is of a truly complex woman, one who is driven and determined to succeed at any cost, yet who displays remarkable vulnerability when it comes to matters of the heart.
It is significant that Madonna: An Intimate Biography is the first such book written about the star in over a decade, because in the past ten years the ever-changing Madonna has gone through her biggest transformation yet -- from tempestuous sex goddess to happily married mother. Amazingly, as she launches her first worldwide tour in eight years, she is now -- at forty-something -- enjoying one of the most successful periods of her groundbreaking career.
Whereas other books about Madonna have been based on previously published material, Madonna: An Intimate Biography is the result of ten years of exclusive interviews with people who are speaking publicly about her for the first time, including close friends, business associates and even family members. Since Taraborrelli interviewed the star herself early in her career, he is now able to draw from such firsthand experiences to place her success story in perspective and provide new, stunning insights. The true Madonna, as presented here, is not merely a sensation-seeking tabloid vixen, but a flesh-and-blood woman with human foibles and weaknesses -- as well as great strengths and ambitions.
For the first time, the reader learns about the complex nature of her difficult relationship with her father, and how the two finally found one another after years of estrangement; how Warren Beatty broke her heart, and why the two never wed; how she and John Kennedy, Jr., became romantically involved, his mother's reaction to the prospect of Madonna as a daughter-in-law and why it could never have worked out; the truth of her relationships with the fathers of her two children and how, as a loving and attentive mother, she has evolved into a surprisingly different woman...and what the future holds for her.
Madonna: An Intimate Biography is a truly explosive and definitive account of the life of an entertainer who is undoubtedly one of the most popular, trendsetting figures of our time. Full of amazing disclosures about her private life and public career, New York Times bestselling author J. Randy Taraborrelli's latest work reveals Madonna in a new -- and surprisingly inspiring -- way. Not only a feast for fans, this book is great entertainment for anyone who enjoys a remarkable story, stirringly told.

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I found this to be a very honest depiction of Madonna, which is cool, because it not only talked about the good stuff, but it didn't hide her bad qualities. Despite the fact that I haven't been that into her more recent music, I will always love and admire her! Читать весь отзыв

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Good overview of the different sides of Madonna, but clearly written with affection for her. No real meaty information but great to read if you're a fan. Читать весь отзыв

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Authors Note
The Actress and the President
Restless Child
Confusing Times
Losing Her Virginity
Christopher and Whitley
FinallyNew York City
The End of Warren
The Tony Ward Epiphany
The Immaculate Collection
Michael Jackson
Truth or Dare

Busting Out
Certain Sacrifices
Drama Queen
Big Break
Roller Coaster Ride
The Debut Album
Like a Virgin
Meeting Sean Penn
The Affair with Prince
A Lonely Life
Oh My God Look at Me
The Remaking of Apocalypse Now
True Blue
Trouble in Paradise
Whos That Girl?
You Can Dance
John Kennedy Jr
Jackie Refuses to Meet Madonna
Sandra Bernhard
Dinner with Warren
Malibu Nightmare
The Album
The Pepsi Commercial
Blonde Ambition
Im Breathless
Warren Asks Madonnas Hand in Marriage?
Bad Career Moves
Trash Talking on TV
Bedtime Stories
Something to Remember
Perfect Casting?
The Stalking Trial
Making Evita
Carlos Leon
A Race to the Finish
No Big Thing?
Role Model?
The Movie and Soundtrack
No Future with Carlos
Andy Bird
Gwyneth and Peter
Ray of Light
Andy Bird
Guy Ritchie
Bird vs Ritchie
Madonnas Moment
Happy Endings
Taking Stock
The Wedding to Guy Ritchie
Source Notes and Other Information
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Bestselling author and news reporter J. Randy Taraborrelli was born on February 29, 1956. His biographies have focused on celebrities such as Cher, Carol Burnett, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Madonna, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marilyn Monroe. His biography called The Hiltons: The True Story of an American Dynasty, made it to the New York Times bestseller list in 2014. His latest book is Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill, published in January 2018. Taraborrelli has been a guest on television programs including Today, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Larry King Live, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, and CNN. He also contributes entertainment articles internationally to Hello!, The Daily Mail and Sunday Mail, and Australia's Women's Weekly.

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