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Madonna: An Intimate Biography | J. Randy Taraborrelli
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Madonna! Megastar. Lover. Mother. Opportunist. Chameleon. Role model. She's all of these things...and more. Yet, who is she, really? 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, yet who displays remarkable vulnerability when it comes to matters of the heart. It is significant that Madonna: An Intimate Biography is the first such book written about the star in over a decade, because in the past ten years the ever-changing Madonna has gone through her biggest transformation yet -- from tempestuous sex goddess to happily married mother. Amazingly, as she launches her first worldwide tour in eight years, she is now -- at forty-something -- enjoying one of the most successful periods of her groundbreaking career. Whereas other books about Madonna have been based on previously published material, Madonna: An Intimate Biography is the result of ten years of exclusive interviews with people who are speaking publicly about her for the first time, including close friends, business associates and even family members. Since Taraborrelli interviewed the star herself early in her career, he is now able to draw from such firsthand experiences to place her success story in perspective and provide new, stunning insights. The true Madonna, as presented here, is not merely a sensation-seeking tabloid vixen, but a flesh-and-blood woman with human foibles and weaknesses -- as well as great strengths and ambitions. For the first time, the reader learns about the complex nature of her difficult relationship with her father, and how the two finally found one another after years of estrangement; how Warren Beatty broke her heart, and why the two never wed; how she and John Kennedy, Jr., became romantically involved, his mother's reaction to the prospect of Madonna as a daughter-in-law and why it could never have worked out; the truth of her relationships with the fathers of her two children and how, as a loving and attentive mother, she has evolved into a surprisingly different woman...and what the future holds for her. Madonna: An Intimate Biography is a truly explosive and definitive account of the life of an entertainer who is undoubtedly one of the most popular, trendsetting figures of our time. Full of amazing disclosures about her private life and public career, New York Times bestselling author J. Randy Taraborrelli's latest work reveals Madonna in a new -- and surprisingly inspiring -- way. Not only a feast for fans, this book is great entertainment for anyone who enjoys a remarkable story, stirringly told.
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merelybookish
Madonna: An Intimate Biography | J. Randy Taraborrelli
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Drowned World Tour.
Chicago, IL
August, 2001
#illremember
@cifhen #MOvember

BarbaraBB So cool!! 😎 2w
Reagan I saw that tour in Las Vegas! 2w
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EadieB
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Cinfhen ❤️❤️❤️Thank you SO MUCH, Eadie for enhancing the daily challenges with your posts and videos!!!! It‘s been great fun 🎧🎶 you‘re a wonderful DJ 😘 2w
EadieB @Cinfhen You‘re welcome! It‘s been my pleasure to work with you and your wonderful co-hosts! Much fun too! 2w
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EadieB
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Cinfhen Only one more day!!! Thanks for sharing ❤️ 2w
EadieB @Cinfhen You‘re welcome! 2w
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EadieB
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Cinfhen Such an upbeat song!! 2w
EadieB @Cinfhen Love ❤️ it! 2w
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EadieB
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Cinfhen The month is almost over 😥 2w
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EadieB
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Cinfhen I love seeing these morning videos 🥰👍🏻 2w
EadieB @Cinfhen Thanks! I am enjoying Madonna this month! 2w
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EadieB
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Cinfhen Love this song and this album 🌞 2w
EadieB @Cinfhen I love this one too! 2w
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Cinfhen 💙💙💙I wasn‘t such a fan of this song when I first heard it, but over the years it‘s grown on me 3w
EadieB @Cinfhen It‘s one that does grow on you! Love the dancing butts! lol 3w
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EadieB
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erzascarletbookgasm I really like this song, so catchy! 1mo
Cinfhen This is in my top 5 Madonna songs 🙏🏼 1mo
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jenniferw88
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@Cinfhen now playing in my local Oxfam! 🤣🤣🤣

Cinfhen Haha! OxFam rules 🎶🎉💖 1mo
Cinfhen You must be happy Jenny is still going strong 💪🏼💄 1mo
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen 😹 yep - you know me so well! 1mo
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Cinfhen
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Starting November 1.....It‘s #MOvember A “Celebration” featuring the “Iconic” “Music״ of Madonna 🤗🎶❣️Please join me #MusicMakesThePeopleComeTogether #ExpressYourself

https://open.spotify.com/user/cindyhenzel/playlist/6k1P7b4Rq7wvSdu0w2Kzmz?si=4bF...

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love Madonna!! ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
BarbaraBB I‘ll be there 🎶💃🎶 1mo
Itchyfeetreader I have been a bit murky recently but I think this will have me back and playing! 1mo
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Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉 @BarbaraBB @Itchyfeetreader can‘t wait to “cherish” this month with you both ♥️Maybe you‘ll join too @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😘Happy Birthday 🎂 🌺📚 1mo
Lmstraubie OMGosh!!! This is great!!! 1mo
Cinfhen @Lmstraubie ❌❌⭕️⭕️❌❌ 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cinfhen thank you Cindy 💗💗💗 1mo
Klou Awesome!!! ❤❤ 1mo
Klou Is it just you this time @Cinfhen? 1mo
Cinfhen Yes @Klou !! Im going solo this month 🤪 1mo
Klou @Cinfhen awesome!! Looking forward to it!! 1mo
Cinfhen Yay @Klou 😘 1mo
vivastory I will definitely participate! 1mo
britt_brooke Oooh, I‘ve loved her since I was tiny. I‘m in! 1mo
sarahnicoloff No Hung Up? 1mo
Cinfhen I know!!!! Too many to choose from @sarahnicoloff 🎶 Time goes by so slowly🎶 1mo
jenniferw88 Oh for 🦊 sake! I'm going to have to do this one with Jenny dressing up as her last year & the possibility of her covering a song in the next few weeks (love you really! 😂😂😂) 1mo
Cinfhen Hahahahaha @jenniferw88 💓😘💓 1mo
emilyhaldi Solo hosting?! And it's Madonna?!? I think I may just have to dust myself off and join in this month 😁 1mo
Cinfhen Here you go @Lifeisasnap Looking forward to seeing your posts 😎 2w
Lifeisasnap Thanks for tagging me @Cinfhen. Looks like fun. 2w
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Repost for @Cinfhen :

I guess you can call #MOvember my swan song. At the end of Dec I‘ll be bowing out from cohosting the monthly musical book challenges. I‘ve LOVED collaborating with SO MANY AWESOME Littens. It‘s been a great experience but truthfully I need a break. So please “Cherish” the marvelous “Music״ of Madonna with me starting Nov 1 🥰

https://open.spotify.com/user/cindyhenzel/playlist/6k1P7b4Rq7wvSdu0w2Kzmz?si=4bF...

Cinfhen Thanks for sharing and reposting 😘 2mo
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jenniferw88
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@Cinfhen 🎉🎉🎉

I really want her to cover a Madonna song as she dressed up as her on last year's Christmas special!

Cinfhen Such exciting news!!! She‘s so much better than Martin and Ricki 🥳 2mo
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I guess you can call #MOvember my swan song. At the end of December I‘ll be bowing out from cohosting the monthly musical book challenges. I‘ve LOVED collaborating with SO MANY AWESOME Littens. It‘s been a great experience but truthfully I‘m in need of a break. So please “Cherish” the marvelous “Music״ of Madonna with me starting November 1 🥰

https://open.spotify.com/user/cindyhenzel/playlist/6k1P7b4Rq7wvSdu0w2Kzmz?si=4bF...

Cinfhen @EadieB hoping you‘ll join me for #MOvember🖤 (edited) 2mo
TrishB Awww - end of an awesome era. I‘ll miss it 😘♥️ 2mo
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mydearwatson Thank you so much for all your work! 2mo
EadieB @Cinfhen Sure will join in for Madonna! Hopefully someone will volunteer to take your music postings over! 2mo
Cathythoughts Oh wow ! That‘s big news .... I‘ll really miss it too ... it‘s been a wonderful meeting place ... ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
Cinfhen I have a feeling I‘m going to miss the daily interactions more than I thought @Cathythoughts It really has been an awesome meeting spot 🥰thank you @mydearwatson @TrishB it‘s been going strong for over 3 years!!!!! Yay @EadieB 😘If anyone wants to keep the music going, PLEASE DO!!!! #MusicMakesThePeopleComeTogether 2mo
RachelO Thank you for keeping it going so long - and being such an encouraging, welcoming host! 🌺🌷🌸🌼 2mo
Cinfhen @RachelO 😘😘😘 2mo
batsy Thank you for the good Litsy times 💜 2mo
squirrelbrain Oh wow, sorry you‘re ‘retiring‘ but it must be such hard work and for 3 YEARS! Looking forward to joining in with this one... 😘 2mo
TheEllieMo Aww, thanks so much for all the challenges you‘ve done!! I only started doing them in July, wish I‘d joined in sooner 2mo
Librarybelle Thank you for this fun challenge! It‘s been fun following the music and working my brain on book tie-ins. 😘 2mo
LeahBergen It‘s been a grand long run! ❤️💕❤️💕 2mo
Kalalalatja Even though I have fallen of the wagon of regular posting, I‘m going to miss seeing the daily musical posts. I‘ll definitely try to up my game in November, so we can give you a proper send off into “retirement” 😉💕 2mo
Billypar The end of an era! It's been a great run- such a fun challenge: I've been a little disconnected the past couple months but will definitely join in for MOvember! 😀 2mo
BarbaraBB Oh Cindy.. That‘s so sad. I am going to miss it so much! But I completely understand. Thinking each day of something new. But as long as you stay active on Litsy I‘ll be fine 🤞❤️❤️ 2mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much my wonderful collaborators, friends and cohosts!!! It has BEEN a BLAST @BarbaraBB @Billypar @Kalalalatja @LeahBergen @Librarybelle @TheEllieMo @squirrelbrain @batsy I‘ve LOVED every minute of seeing your posts and playlists xxxxxxx 2mo
Centique Thank you so much for making it so fun! I applaud you for knowing when to quit though 👏👏- it was a big time commitment I am sure. There must be other ways to have more daily interactions - we‘ll put our thinking hats on! Like I wish there was a function on Litsy where we‘d get notified when our friends are chatting about a post so we could all join in. 2mo
CarolynM Thanks for all your hard work, Cindy. 😘💕 I'll miss the playlists and seeing everyone's posts, especially when the prompts have me stumped like this month's have! 2mo
Cinfhen That would be SOOOOOO AWESOME @Centique but you‘re right/ we will find a way to stay “chatty” with our buds💋It has always been fun @CarolynM and im sure I‘ll miss the daily banter but it was starting to feel a little overwhelming so im easing back just a bit. I‘m still FULLY committed to #Booked2020 with my fabulous cohosts @BarbaraTheBibliophage and @4thhouseontheleft 💞💖💞 2mo
4thhouseontheleft I have been very impressed at how many months you have been doing these! You‘ve earned a break! 2mo
Cinfhen First musical challenge post was on April 2017 @4thhouseontheleft and haven‘t missed a month since then 🎶♥️ 2mo
KarenUK You have been the most lovely #Hostesswiththemostest !!! 💕💕💕 And very excited to hear there will be a #Booked2020 😊👍 2mo
Cinfhen @KarenUK 😘😘 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Aww, I‘m going to miss you hosting these fun photo challenges. What happy times we all have, cracking our brains each day for the prompts, seeing everyone‘s posts, adding more books to our tbr! I‘m sorry I took a break these past two months, thank you for all your hard work, comments and being an awesome host! ❤️ 💋 2mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much, Jessie!!!! You‘ve been with me from day one @erzascarletbookgasm I‘m gonna miss all the daily comments 2mo
JennyM You‘ve made Litsy such a fun place Cindy, and so welcoming. I don‘t know how you‘ve managed to continually host for so long - hats off to you. I‘m sorry I‘ve missed the last few months. But I‘m in for November! 😘🤗 2mo
Cinfhen Yay @JennyM I‘ve been missing YOU!!!!!! Looking forward to #MOvember 🎵🖤❣️ 2mo
Lizpixie No! I was so looking forward to March, I have so many ideas. I hope you join in if I decide to do it on my own #mysisterfromanothermister Until then, I‘ll definitely make sure I post every day for #MOvember #LaceGlovesAndCrucifixes #GoGoShirtsAndRaRaSkirts #PermsBowsAndHairspray 2mo
Cinfhen I‘d love to join you in March @Lizpixie I‘ll probably be in deep withdrawal 🖤#hashtagQueen #MySistaFromAnotherMista 2mo
Reviewsbylola Ahhhhh Cindy!!!! I don‘t blame you, it‘s a LOT of work! Think how much more reading you‘ll get done now. 🤣🤣 2mo
Cinfhen It‘s been a fun ride @Reviewsbylola but you gotta know when it‘s time to call it quits 😉 (edited) 2mo
rubyslippersreads Like @Kalalalatja and @JennyM I‘ve fallen off the regular posting wagon, but I‘ll definitely try to join in for your “swan song.” 😘 1mo
Cinfhen I‘m looking forward to your return @rubyslippersreads 😍 1mo
arlenefinnigan It's been great fun, look forward to your final challenge x 1mo
Cinfhen Thanks @arlenefinnigan it‘s been a fun run 🤘🏼 1mo
merelybookish I just saw this! You have been a rock 🌟!! Love Madonna, so will do my best to celebrate your last hurrah! 🎉🎉 1mo
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Pickpick

And your name is?
Madonna
And your last name?
Do I look like someone that needs a last name?
And somehow it make no sense and perfect sense at the same time.
Find my full review here:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2773419387?book_show_action=false&from_rev...

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Cinfhen
Madonna: An Intimate Biography | J. Randy Taraborrelli
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#AnglophileApril Madonna symbolizes #MyGeneration of 80‘s girls who wore stockings in their hair, fishnets on their legs, black rubber bands up their arms and midriff shirts with slouchy jeans 💄💋#OnceAnEightiesGirlAlwaysAnEightiesGirl

erzascarletbookgasm Definitely an unforgettable icon of the 80s 💜 8mo
TrishB ❤️ read my mind! 8mo
Cinfhen It‘s always about Madonna for me @erzascarletbookgasm @TrishB although I have a feeling I wouldn‘t “like” her IRL 🙄😬 8mo
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Mdargusch Memories! I made a vcr tape of Madonna videos from mtv for @Reviewsbylola and @emilyhaldi because they loved to dance to it. Then I actually watched it and was horrified! I had to ban it after that. They were maybe 5 & 4. Wonder if I scarred them? 8mo
GripLitGrl ❤🎶❤ 8mo
Cinfhen Some of her earlier videos were rather risqué @Mdargusch ? 8mo
Reviewsbylola That started my desire to always have things that were banned by mom. 😆😆 @mdargusch 8mo
Reviewsbylola Btw, I loved that video cassette so much that I begged to have it back for my birthday. 😂 8mo
emilyhaldi Love your hashtag 🤣 8mo
emilyhaldi You definitely messed me up for life @Mdargusch 🤪 8mo
Cinfhen Ha!!!! @Reviewsbylola I can‘t believe @Mdargusch actually had rules!!! And banned Madonna 😲 8mo
Mdargusch 🤨 I have been told that there were many people that were afraid of me. 8mo
Reviewsbylola Yeah she had a lot of rules. 😂 8mo
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Birdsong28
Madonna: An Intimate Biography | J. Randy Taraborrelli
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Look what came through for me on #Netgalley from #PanMacmillan #Madonna

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Ms_T
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Madonna+Britney+Christina(2003)=international media frenzy

#JuneTunz #IKissedAGirl

Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 🎉💋💋💋Hell's YES!!! 2y
Ms_T @Cinfhen 😃😃😃 2y
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