J. Randy Taraborrelli knows what it’s like to “become.” The journey to become someone influential and important is essentially what all biographers write about. Taraborrelli has written 18 biographies, covering society’s most celebrated and successful people: The Kennedys, Marilyn Monroe, the Hiltons, Frank Sinatra, Liz Taylor, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and more. Taraborrelli latest celebrity exploration is the juicy Becoming Beyoncé: The Untold Story.
The “Untold” part is certainly true. Part of Beyonce’s allure is that while she seems accessible, the star reveals very little about her life. She has sold more 250 million records, married another very famous person in Jay Z, but remains like a sphinx in many ways. Becoming Beyoncé: The Untold Story already ranks #1 at Amazon in the Biographies category for musicians. It’s a massive 512 pages, weighing in at 1.6 pounds. That’s a lot of Queen Bey.