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by CHRISTOPHER with LEIGH WENDY CICCONE

Free eBook Life with My Sister Madonna download ISBN: 1921470089
Author: CHRISTOPHER with LEIGH WENDY CICCONE
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia (2008)
Language: English
Category: Art and workmanship
Subcategory: Music
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Life with My Sister Madonna is an autobiography by American dancer, choreographer and tour director Christopher Ciccone and author Wendy Leigh.

Life with My Sister Madonna is an autobiography by American dancer, choreographer and tour director Christopher Ciccone and author Wendy Leigh. The book is a memoir about Ciccone's relationship with his sister, American singer Madonna, and was released on July 14, 2008 by Simon Spotlight Entertainment. A tell-all book, it details Ciccone's life spent with Madonna, and unknown aspects of the singer's life

Christopher Ciccone's memoir is based on his forty-seven years of growing up and working with his sister Madonna. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

Christopher Ciccone's memoir is based on his forty-seven years of growing up and working with his sister Madonna. Through most of Madonna's career.

The mirror image of his legendary sister, with his acid Ciccone tongue, Christopher pulls no punches as he tells his astonishing story. Life with My Sister Madonna is the juicy, can't-put-it-down story you've always wanted to hear, as told by Madonna's younger brother. Publisher: Gallery Books Published: 2008-07-14 ISBN: 9781439109267.

Christopher Ciccone's extraordinary memoir is based on his forty-seven years of growing up with, working with, and .

Christopher Ciccone's extraordinary memoir is based on his forty-seven years of growing up with, working with, and understanding the most famous woman of our time, who has intrigued, scandalized, and entertained millions for half a century.

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Christopher Ciccone's extraordinary memoir is based on his forty-seven years of growing up with . I really enjoyed reading this book book very much. It's fun, interesting, and a little catty, but I expected that because of the topic

Christopher Ciccone's extraordinary memoir is based on his forty-seven years of growing up with, working with and understanding the most famous woman of our time. It's fun, interesting, and a little catty, but I expected that because of the topic. Granted I am not a fan of Madonna's music or her as a person, I don't know her but with this book I feel like I have an idea of what she's like. There is one in every family! If I had to choose between having a drink with Madonna or her brother Chris the author I would pick Chris. At least I know he won't yell at me for something stupid. Through most of Madonna's career, Christopher played an important role in her life: as her backup dancer, her personal assistant, her dresser, her decorator, and her art and tour director.

His fresh blow comes nine years after publication of his bitchy bestseller, Life with My Sister Madonna, which destroyed their relationship. In an exclusive chat, Christopher, who for years was her backstage dresser and show designer, said: I could have written that book, the book about how horrifying she is or can be, but I didn’t write that book. I was just looking for a little recognition for the work I’ve done for 20 years with her, that it wasn’t one person

Madonna up close, by the brother who knows her better than anyone. The mirror image of his legendary sister, with his acid Ciccone tongue, Christopher pulls no punches as he tells his astonishing story.

Madonna up close, by the brother who knows her better than anyone. Christopher Ciccone's extraordinary memoir is based on his forty-seven years of growing up with, working with, and understanding the most famous woman of our time, who has intrigued, scandalized, and entertained millions for half a century. Life with My Sister Madonna" is the juicy, can't-put-it-down story you've always wanted to hear, as told by Madonna's younger brother.

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Eayaroler
I rarely read celebrity books but this one was sooo juicy, it has started me on a celeb book binge! This book would be right for anyone interested in Madonna (obviously), anyone interested in family relationships, or for someone very ambitious who'd like an insider's view on the strategies and tactics Madonna used to achieve her icon status. Even with Christopher's accusations about his sister's behavior -- and I won't spoil it by revealing more -- I interpret this book not as mean-spirited Madonna-bashing but as an honest literary venting by a brother who wishes his sister would treat him fairly because he DOES love and admire her and would like nothing more than to resume a relationship -- but only on fair and respectful terms. It feels inhumane to say that the author's suffering makes for very entertaining reading, but trust me, it certainly does.
Agarus
I have a lot to say about this book. I have to mention though that I am a huge fan of hers. Well... I used to be. This book made me mad at first. I found myself taking her side in every snarky comment he said about her. And there are PLENTY! But about half way through I started to understand the woman he was writing about. My deep 35 year love for her started to fade. I am the "fan" he says believed she walked on water. But all of that changed. He seemed bitter and like a woman scorned in the beginning. But I can see why now. I would assume he is a millionaire since she is. I assumed a world that isn't reality. I liked the book. He doesn't paint a picture of her that is glamourous or even nice. I would have never written the book personally but he should have made a movie parody called Truth or Dare part 2
Shadowredeemer
I liked this book, but I also had mixed feelings about it.

On the one hand, I do think it was a catharsis for Chris Ciccone to write it, after years of suppressing himself (sometimes unwittingly) around/under his older sister. On the other hand, it did seem like quite the zinger to put it all in writing for the world to see. Then again, it may have been his only way of getting closure.

It's easy for people to judge as in the "armchair psychology" point of view, but no one knows what it's like for another until they do, truly walk in their shoes.

I am a contemporary of Madonna's and lived a completely parallel life to hers in the 80s - not her lifestyle, but visiting all of the clubs where she performed, just not knowing it was her, and hanging out downtown even though I was an uptown girl. I didn't like her image when she first came on the scene, but grew to idolize her in the early 90s. Her Blonde Ambition Tour (which I attended in London) was a seminal event, possibly unsurpassed by anything else she's done. I admired her through the 90s, but when she married Guy Richie and started sporting an English accent, I started losing my affection, realizing all too clearly that every presentation of herself had been an invention.

Christopher's book peeled back the layers of invention and fiction that Madonna craftily wove around herself over the years, and he exposed a real person. Not the nicest person, no, but at least we got to get a glimpse of the real Madonna, rather than the fabricated one, or themed one she created.

I will say I admire her for her work ethic, and her drive. I can see how and why she distanced herself from the drug and alcohol scenes she encountered. She knew it would disable her, and that was not part of her agenda. Very insightful. It most certainly was one of the key ingredients to her success.

It's a good read, and for anyone who's interested, well worth the time and money.

At the end of the day does any of this matter? No, but not everything we ponder nor consider needs to matter. Enjoy.
lucky kitten
I am not a fan of Madonna's, nor have I ever been. But this book interested me because I grew up near where she lived. I am quite a bit younger - still, I wanted to read it. I couldn't get through it. I felt that her brother, Christopher who wrote the book was just hurt. From pictures taken in the 80s you can see that all the Ciccone's seem to be having fun off the work of their sister who doesn't seem to mind it. Fast forward and you have siblings who likely love their sister, but unjustly expect that she owes them something because she's family, and she's made a lot of money through her own hard work. If she were not famous I wonder if this family would still lean on her and blame her for everything. It's obvious Madonna is not likeable. But I really do believe it's because her mother died at a time when she couldn't absorb the horror of that. Entre', Joan the housekeeper who then marries her dad. She seems like a good stepmother, but she cannot replace the one thing that we all want and all of us women want to be - a mother! Does it excuse Madonna? No. But it does explain her full well to me and I find her to be a sympathetic character. It doesn't matter how rich one is if there's a desperate need to be seen as great by someone, anyone...leaving gaping hole in their life. Most would try to achieve more than anyone else just to prove their self validity in a family of 9 where she was surely invisible. Christopher should be happy that he could even write a book that was interesting enough for people to buy - and all because his sister who is so "selfish" was the panacea by which he catapulted this book's profits into his pocket - once again off the hard work of his sister. I could have finished the book if it hadn't been for those thoughts going through my head. Then, as a feminist, I decided not to read anymore "trashing of sis" by an obviously hurt, self-entitled brother.