Now in paperback, Christopher Ciccone’s “breathless tell-all” (Time) based on his fortyseven years of growing up with, working with, and understanding one of the most famous women of our time—Madonna.
Only Christopher can tell the full scale, riveting untold story behind the woman who has intrigued, scandalized, and entertained millions for half a century. In Life with My Sister, Christopher reveals the real woman behind Madonna’s carefully constructed mythology and glittering façade. From their shared Michigan childhood, which Madonna transcended to whisk Christopher to Manhattan with her in the early eighties—Christopher was with her every step of the way, experiencing all her incarnations firsthand. The spoiled daddy’s girl, the punk drummer, the raunchy Boy Toy, Material Girl, Mrs. Sean Penn, Warren Beatty’s glamorous Hollywood paramour, loving mother, Mrs. Guy Ritchie, English grande dame—Christopher witnessed and understood all of them, as his own life was inexorably entwined with that of his chameleon sister. He tangled with a cast of characters from artist Jean- Michel Basquiat, to Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Moss, Demi Moore, and, of course, Guy Ritchie, whose advent in Madonna’s life splintered the loving relationship Christopher once had with her. The mirror image of his legendary sister, with his acid Ciccone tongue, Christopher pulls no punches as he tells his astonishing story.