A huge disappointment! There's virtually nothing new here for the hardcore Madonna fan. A careful reader will recognize the stories, sometimes almost verbatim, from previously published interviews and press reports. It seems the book was hardly edited, as there are typos and redundancies all over the place, and whole sections begging to be developed. There's more here than we need to know about her sex life and fetishes (at the expense of other people's privacy), and virtually nothing about her business acumen, about which very little has been said or documented. Taraborrelli gets around this by siting how protective she is about her business dealings; but, while he thought nothing of quoting anonymous sources on her life in the bedroom, clearly he didn't think it would be worthwhile asking a few people about Madonna in the boardroom. Although he presents a balanced view of her mercurial character, he makes no new discoveries about her. Her siblings are quoted only to confirm previously known rumors or facts (again nothing new), leaving us to wonder, for instance, about her relationship with her sisters and extended family? Or their relationship with her? (Haven't we heard enough about her parents??) These relationships say a lot about a person, a person, who despite a well-intentioned, albeit lazy, biographer, remains as enigmatic and illusive as ever (Madonna is in control of this biographer whether he likes it or not). The book isn't a complete waste of time, however, and Madonna's fans will be very pleased to see her songwriting talent, her music, and her genius as a producer celebrated. It's nice to see someone giving her the credit she's due.