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Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781509842773
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pub Date: 10/07/2018
  • Category: Biography & True Stories / Biography: arts & entertainment
    The arts / Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups
    The arts / Rock & Pop music
  • Imprint: Sidgwick & Jackson
  • Pages: 560
  • Price: $39.99

For more than three decades, Madonna has been generating headlines and topping charts. Now J. Randy Taraborrelli has written the definitive biography of one of the richest and most successful pop stars in the world, whose music has constantly evolved and who has remained relevant even as she hits her sixtieth year.

From the driven, ambitious young woman struggling to get a break in New York to the outrageous pop diva and more spiritual mother, the changing faces of Madonna are revealed. We see her relationships with men like Basquiat, Tupac, Prince and Warren Beatty, and what happened in her marriages to Sean Penn and Guy Ritchie. We see her embracing motherhood. And we see her today with five children, still recording and touring, finding happiness with much younger boyfriends, defiantly living life on her own terms.

Madonna is based on decades of research and exclusive interviews with people speaking of her publicly for the first time – including friends, business associates and even family members. J. Randy Taraborrelli has also interviewed the star herself on numerous occasions and he draws on first-hand experiences to bring Madonna to life as not merely a sensational tabloid delight, but as a flesh-and-blood woman with human foibles and weaknesses, as well as great strengths and ambitions.

Author Information

J. Randy Taraborrelli is a bestselling author whose titles include Becoming Beyonce, Michael Jackson: The Magic and the Madness, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth, Once Upon a Time: The Story of Princess Grace, Prince Rainier and their Family, Call Her Miss Ross, Sinatra: The Man and the Myth, and Jackie, Ethel, Joan: Women of Camelot. J. Randy Taraborrelli, who is also a CBS-TV news analyst, lives in Los Angeles.