Life With My Sister Madonna by Christopher Ciccone
Life With My Sister Madonna was a book I picked up in the airport last summer. It was the book that everyone was still talking about. How could her brother write such a book? How tacky! How awful for her!
The talk was quite scathing but it was more about Christopher’s decision to write such a book and not about the book itself.
I decided to read the book.
Christopher is a couple of years younger than his famous sister and has been behind the scenes of her journey from unknown dancer and singer to mega global superstar. There are places in the book where he critizes his sister for her harshness and bossy ways, but there are also many places where he praises her and writes touchingly of how proud he is of her. Actually, it is typical brother and sister stuff set in the crazy world of showbusiness! This book is also a tale of a family coming to terms with a very famous member, Madonna’s story isn’t just her own.
Did he sell out? I don’t think so. Madonna herself is the mistress of seeing an opportunity and using it. The book certainly hasn’t harmed her popularity and it certainly is not a tell all kind of book.
I found the book to be both entertaining and interesting.
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Christopher Ciccone: Andrew Kaufman
Book cover: Andreas Rentz
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