In a spellbinding and highly anticipated new biography, Andrew Morton unearths explosive secrets behind the glittering veneer of Hollywood's darling, Angelina Jolie.
"I like to collect knives," says Angelina Jolie, "but I also collect first-edition books." At first glance, she is a woman without secrets, talking openly about her love life, sexual preferences, drug use, cutting, and tattoos - and why she kissed her brother on the lips in public.
And yet mysteries remain. What was really going on in her brief, impulsive marriages to Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, and is going on in her partnership with Brad Pitt? What is behind the feud with her father, actor Jon Voight? What drove her to become a mother of six children in six years? And - perhaps most puzzling of all - how did she become a respected UN Goodwill Ambassador and the "most powerful celebrity in the world" on Forbes' 2009 Celebrity 100 list?
The answers Morton uncovers are astonishing. Meticulously researched, and accompanied by exclusive private photographs, this biography takes us deep inside Angelina's world to show us what shaped her as a child, as an actress, and as a woman struggling to overcome personal demons that have never before been revealed.
This is the true story behind both the wild excesses of Angelina's youth and her remarkable work with children and victims of poverty and disaster today.
Andrew Morton is one of the world's best-known biographers, has tackled the lives of Princess Diana, Tom Cruise and Monica Lewinsky among others. His uncanny ability to uncover secrets and gain access to people's lives make his books compulsory reading. He lives between the US and the UK.
Angelina An Unauthorised Biography
Author: Andrew Morton
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