After more than twenty years in the glare of the public spotlight, Madonna remains elusive. We know her through her many incarnations: the punk drummer, the fashion icon, Material Girl, the raunchy Boy Toy, the spiritual guru, the loving wife and mother, the English grand dame – but the real woman has always been inaccessible.
Christopher Ciccone’s extraordinary memoir is based on his forty-seven years of growing up with, and understanding the most famous woman of our time. He strips away all of her carefull constructed public personas, and reveals a lifetime of stories and memories to paint the first real portrait of his sister, Madonna. From their shared Michigan childhood to the heights of international stardom, throughout both her marriages and the birth of her children, the lives of brother and sister are inextricably entwined. The is the full and riveting story behind the Madonna mythology… the story that only her brother could tell.