☆ Life with My Sister Madonna || ☆ PDF Download by ☆ Christopher Ciccone Wendy Leigh

By Christopher Ciccone Wendy Leigh | Comments: ( 611 ) | Date: ( May 29, 2020 )

Life with My Sister Madonna


  • Title: Life with My Sister Madonna
  • Author: Christopher Ciccone Wendy Leigh
  • ISBN: 9781416587620
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Christopher Ciccone Wendy Leigh

Christopher G Ciccone is the brother of Madonna, and has worked as Madonna s assistant, dresser, backup dancer, stylist, and artistic director He is an artist and interior decorator by profession.He is also co author of the book Life with My Sister Madonna which has sparked controversy due to claims about Madonna s personal life In the book, he criticizes her lifestyle, saying that she is a control freak He also criticizes Madonna s husband Guy Ritchie, saying Ritchie s homophobic attitude has strained the openly gay Ciccone s relationship with his sister He further criticizes Madonna s Kabbalah faith, saying that it has validated her negative behavior, and he claims that she has tried to blackmail him into joining the religion.Released on July 14, 2008, the book has reached 2 on the New York Times Best Seller List, 16 on s bestseller list, and 26 on barnesandnoble s bestseller list.



Comments Life with My Sister Madonna

  • Abeni

    This book was INCREDIBLY bad. Perhaps the worst I've ever read, and I've read a lot of books!I'll qualify this review by telling you that I chose this book at the airport because I wanted something simple and fun to read on my 14 hour flight to Tokyo. So, it's probably my own fault for ending up with such a worthless book.My two main criticisms of the book are as follows:1. The quality of the writing in this book was completely sub-par and even what I would call lazy at times. Christopher might [...]


  • Rose

    It's a quick & dirty read. Exactly what I wanted! We hear enough about Madge & alot about Christopher's experience of their relationship. None of her fans imagined her as a kissy/huggy type & she's definately not ~and her brother shows both the good & bad sides of his experience with her. (He's learned she'll sell out anyone & now, it's HIS TURN.)Now, for Lola's tell all! THAT will be good! You know that kid is gonna have ISSUES with a control freak mom.


  • K.D. Absolutely

    I have never been a fan of Madonna. It’s just that practically my young adult life was bombarded by her music. I was in college when she dished out Holiday and during our graduation partyI repeatedly heard her Borderline and at that time, her MTV of Like a Virgin was played almost everyday in a music video channel on the telly. I still remember her prancing, dancing, gyrating wearing a bridal gown riding an Italian gondola shrieking Like a virgin/ touch of the very first time/like a viirrrgin/ [...]


  • Joe

    My biggest beef with this book is how insanely delusional Christopher is. There really wasn't a point to this book at all besides Christopher cashing in on his sister's name. In the end, it makes Christopher look bad not Madonna.There are no new insights to Madonna as a person or an entertainer and everything Christopher reveals about her is pretty much common knowledge to Madonna's fans. We all know she can be a bitch. We all know she's an opportunist. We all know she's driven and focused. The [...]


  • Bobby Simic

    I should begin by saying that I admire and respect Madonna and the ambition and drive that have kept her in the spotlight for so long. And I love her music. I would consider myself a huge fan, but I don't actually like her.In her brother's blah-titled and poorly written memoir, "Life with My Sister Madonna," the Material Mum comes off as spoiled, demanding, cold, neurotic, stingy, and self-centered. And I ask, "Is this surprising to anyone, even to her fans?"Christopher Ciccone's account is neit [...]


  • Shelby

    Christopher comes across as a spiteful, celebrity obsessed, hanger-on who is clearly suffering from a severe case of jealousy. Why is he always broke? After reading for the 12th time that he has "reluctantly" taken another job offer from his sister, I starting thinking "enough already!" If he hates working for her so much, than find another employer, or.'s something he hasn't thought ofSAVE some money instead of going to overpriced clubs with Naomi Campbell and living a lifestyle he clearly can' [...]


  • William Wardall

    I read this in a weekend. I avoided the book for a few years thinking it was crappy that he wrote it. But I admit it was an interesting perspective and even though I know there are two sides to every story and I do think that Christopher Ciccone is a bit of an addict (even though he assures you 100 times in the book that he is not), in the end she's a self serving spotlight chaser which is no surprise. still as a child of the 80's and a Madonna fan up until a few years ago when she stopped singi [...]


  • Eva Leger

    I'm not at all impressed. This was a HUGE waste of time to. Madonna's brother is so angry that she went further than him in life and he doesn't even have the you-know-whats to come out and admit it. He has to throw little digs in here and there while pretending to sing her praises. What a joke. Does anyone really care if her brother (who I'd never heard of before this book by the way) thinks she slept with two DJs in New York to get her record played? And, let's be frank, what if she did? Last I [...]


  • Jessica

    I borrowed this from a friend at work who revels in celebrity gossip and said he really liked this I thought it was total crap. It was written very poorly and Ciccone jumps around from story to story, often going on tangents But it was delicious crap and I did really enjoy reading it. Despite the poor writing, some of the stories are very entertaining, especially the bits about Madonna as a child and Christopher's various experiences with Madonna's boyfriends (Sean Penn, Warren Beatty and Guy Ri [...]


  • Renee

    I really enjoyed the lightness of this book, it is an easy, and fun read and not as one-sided as I thought it would be. If only a fraction of what is written is true, it still would be disturbing. For example; Madonna earns over 55 million a year and yet had her sibling pay for their own tickets and acomodations to her wedding. I am surprised that given her pro involvement with gay rights that she married such an openly homophobic man as Guy Ritchie.


  • Judy

    Madonna is bossy and self-centered. Yawn. I want to see the copy BEFORE the lawyers got to it. The only new info I gleaned was that she paid her brother to swab her sweaty boobies. Yuck.


  • Inken

    Okay, I admit it; I only read this because I was totally jones-ing for something trashy and scandalous. What can I say: guilty as charged? HOWEVER, I also want to confess I hugely enjoyed it. A supposedly tell-all book by Madonna’s younger brother Christopher it is full of anecdotes, gossip, character assassination (sorry, I mean analysis) and actually surprisingly revelatory about what it’s like to be part of the inner circle of an international megastar. As a child of the 80s I always reme [...]


  • Coleen

    8/28/09 - Though many might disagree with me, I found this memoir surprisingly well-written, or at least very engaging, and I had trouble not reading it all in one sitting. Whether you like Madonna or not, her brother Christopher lays it all out & I think you'll come away with an altered perspective after reading this. Of course, there are always two sides to a story, and this one's bound to be biased, but I can't help but lose a little respect for Madonna after reading this. I've always had [...]


  • Meredith

    Completely self-serving, as far as I can tell. Although you can certainly identify and relate to Christopher, you kind of wonder what his whole point is, besides making a dollar. And I did walk away with a bit more respect for Madonna, who clearly is a masterful businesswoman.


  • Jim

    A whiney mishmash of a memoir by a brother of a superstar, who decided to air his views, seemingly in order to cash in. That might be a bit unfair, cause what siblings agree on any story, but it felt as if he was getting even. There isn't really that much that surprised me, some tidbits. It is fascinating to get glimpses into the life of an entertainment giant, and Madonna was certainly a major part of my music life, especially at the clubs in the eighties, and we loved her craziness. She comes [...]


  • April

    Exactly what you’d expect from someone who had decided to hitch his wagon to a star like Madonna and is now bitter about it. Lots of celebrity “best friend” name-dropping. Lots of “and I told her” attempts to get the upper hand. Super entertaining.


  • Dena

    Christopher Ciccone bitching about his bitch sister. Great stuff.


  • Sheri

    I was too young to be much of a Madonna fan when she was rising to fame and by the time I knew enough to take more notice of her, my parents had banned this kind of music from our religious household. My only true experiences listening to Madonna's music or seeing her videos came as an adult. I would not describe myself as a huge fan, although I do recognize that she is always progressive and super famous and I can admire her talent & hard work, even though she doesn't necessarily use it in [...]


  • Brandon H.

    I never thought I'd find myself reading a book about Madonna. I've never been a big fan of hers but after driving by her dad's vineyard multiple times and then seeing this book at the local library, I began to wonder what their lives were like. This book reminded me of a couple of things. 1). Fame and fortune doesn't change you but it is powerful in that it brings out what's in your soul.Tim Keller makes the point in his book, "Counterfeit Gods" that many think fame will change their lives and m [...]


  • Heather Novak Bornemeier

    I could go on for days about this book. I was really upset that her brother Christopher Ciccone wrote this. When Madonna started out in the beginning she had a close relationship with her brother and helped him out by hiring him for a lot of her shows and throughout the years decorating her house. He spent some time living with her and they would go clubbing together. As time went on, Madonna outgrew the club scene and eventually started settling down with a family of her own. Her brother didn't [...]


  • Marsha

    Christopher Ciccone is Madonna's most famous family member as he was in and out of the singer's life throughout her career. I remember when Madonna out-ed her brother, announcing to the world that he was gay. He was upset with this. However, her reaction was that it was no big deal. Christopher does not paint a pretty picture of his sister. Many of his observations are no secret. The public already knows: She tries to be shocking. She can be rude, a perfectionist, selfish, and a user. But he doe [...]


  • Lisa

    I saw this at halfprice books and decided to give it a try. I am not a huge fan of Madonna, but I can appreciate her drive. This book started out well, as Chris Ciccone discussed he and Madonna's childhoods and their early years in New York City. Yet, it became clear that Madonna and her brother became obsessed with fame. Madonna comes across as a cold bitch who only cares about being in the spotlight. No big surprise there. Ciccone seemed to love the fame by association and complains A LOT abou [...]


  • Beth

    I had to buy this book for my spring break trip because I wanted an easy read with some gossip about my formerly favorite pop idol (no one has replaced her, btw, I just stopped caring about pop stars so much). The book is great although annoying at times because Madonna's brother, while trying to tell us Madonna, also discusses a bit of his own personal life, which is not as interesting to me as his perceptions of her behaviors and attitudes. The details about Madonna are priceless and a reminde [...]


  • Richmond

    I loved this super-juicy tell-all. It left me both envious of, and yet not at all wishing to trade places with Christopher, who served as artistic director, interior decorator, painter, dresser, and art buyer for his superstar sister. Revelations like how sweaty Madonna gets on stage (duh), that Sean Penn was drunk during the entire filming of Shanghai Surprise (and that Bukowski was a frequent, puking houseguest), and that Madonna is a tight-fisted miserly taskmaster who loves to get her ass ki [...]


  • Robin Nicholas

    I am not too surprised by the overall feeling that Madonna is controlling, egocentric, cheap, cold, tough and a hard ass. Don't you need to be those things to get a big as Madonna is? I liked reading this book, just like I like my gossip websites.but it wasn't a great book. It is "written" by Madonna's brother Christopher, who has serious issues himself. This is one of those stories that you have to think that there are always two sides to every story. I believe that these are Christopher's inte [...]


  • Ashley

    I pretty much knew going in that this book would be trash. It was a fast read, and probably something I won't remember in five years. From her brother's point of view, Madonna is an icy control freak who is SOOOO UNFAIRRRR. god, there is so much whining in this book. He sometimes perks up with bravery and breaks off ties with Madonna, only to come crawling back, when he realizes that without her connections, he doesn't have much of a shot. I just don't understand how a book could be so terribly [...]


  • AF

    You know, I'm a pretty big fan of Madonna (since I was a young kid), but I just don't care about what her family members thought of her performance in a middle school talent show, how sweaty she is during costume changes between songs, how uncomfortable her brother/assistant is at seeing her boobs, or any psychological insight about "who Madonna really is." I think I just want to dance to her music and blindly deify her. I'll hold out for the day where she writes her own book and confesses (on a [...]


  • Cindy

    I have a fascination with Madonna along with millions of other people I've just started this book and I'm hooked. :) Well I have to say that I was disappointed because I really thought that the diva Madonna was going to be so different from the real Madonna, however, she's not according the her brother. Christopher Ciccone claims that Madonna is a horrible, selfish, greedy person even to family. That everything revolves around her and if people don't agree to this, then they are shunned. Well re [...]


  • Sarah

    This book was actually much better than I expected it to be. I've been really into listening to celebrity memoirs while driving lately, and while some have been great (Steve Martin) others, not so much (Paula Poundstone). I found this one to be interesting but not overly dishy and really compelling. Plus it's fun to learn a little bit more about Madonna, especially if you grew up in the eighties, like I did.


  • Lori

    The Childhood photos were the best part of book.I also liked the stories about her marriage to Sean penn and the truth behind "Truth or Dare" .you kind of feel sorry for Christopher after reading it, but the was his intention after all. I think it was a good read for a Madonna fan. That is the reason I gave it the four stars because it was interesting to read about her childhood and her rise to fame and after.


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