Few know Madonna better than her 47-year-old brother Christopher Ciccone. They grew up together in Michigan in America and learned to dance together.
Then Christopher followed Madonna to New York, where she began her long journey to wealth and superstardom.
From early childhood, through the years of determined struggle to the iconic figure she has become today, Christopher has been Madonna's constant confidant and shoulder to cry on. He has been her personal assistant and dresser, her interior decorator and artistic director of her show-stopping world tours.
While much has been written about the most famous pop star in the world, only he knows the riveting untold story behind Madonna's carefully constructed mythology.
Here, in unparalleled and intimate detail, Christopher tells their compelling story.
Madonna and I are standing in the driveway of her new house in Beverly Hills. She is facing me and I am facing the front gate when Guy Ritchie turns up in Madonna's black Mercedes and drives at me.
When he is about a foot from from me, he veers the car away, just missing my foot. I neither flinch nor move from my position.