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Madonna : an intimate biography

Author: J Randy Taraborrelli
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Madonna
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Randy Taraborrelli
ISBN: 0743227093 9780743227094
OCLC Number: 47283152
Description: xv, 382 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Author's note --
Actress and the president --
Restless child --
Confusing times --
Losing her virginity --
Christopher and Whitley --
Finally-New York City! --
Pearl --
Busting out --
Certain sacrifices --
Camille --
Drama queen --
Big break --
Roller coaster ride --
Madonna: the debut album --
Two-timing --
Like a virgin --
Meeting Sean Penn --
Affair with Prince --
Madonna: a lonely life --
Oh my God! Look at me! --
Remaking of Apocalypse now --
Shanghaied --
True blue --
Trouble in "paradise" --
Who's that girl? --
You can dance --
John Kennedy, Jr --
Jackie refuses to meet Madonna --
Sandra Bernhard --
Dinner with Warren --
Malibu nightmare --
Divorce --
Like e a prayer: the album --
Like a prayer: the Pepsi commercial --
Goodies --
Differences --
Blonde ambition --
I'm breathless --
Warren asks Madonna's hand in marriage? --
End of Warren --
Tony Ward epiphany --
Immaculate collection --
Michael Jackson --
Ingrid --
Truth or dare --
Sex --
Erotica --
Bad career moves --
Trash talking on TV --
Bedtime stories --
Stalked --
Something to remember --
Perfect casting? --
Stalking trial --
Making Evita --
Carlos Leon --
Race to the finish --
No big thing? --
Betrayal --
Role model? --
Anticlimax --
Lourdes --
Evita: the movie and soundtrack --
No future with Carols --
Andy Bird --
Gwyneth and Peter --
Ray of light --
Exit: Andy Bird --
Enter: Guy Ritchie --
Bird vs Ritchie --
Madonna's moment --
Music --
Rocco --
Happy endings --
Taking stock --
Epilogue: Wedding to Guy Ritchie --
Acknowledgments --
Source notes and other information.
Responsibility: J. Randy Taraborrelli.
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"New York Times" bestselling author Taraborrelli pens the first definitive account of one of the most popular entertainers today--Madonna. Filled with disclosures about her private life and public  Read more...

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