The Maddie Diaries: A Memoir

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In this New York Times bestselling memoir, the incredibly talented breakout star of Dance Moms and judge on So You Think You Can Dance brings her uplifting coming-of-age story about following her dreams and working hard to achieve success in both the dance world and in life.

Maddie Ziegler knew one day she’d be a star—she just didn’t know how soon that day would come.

At just eight years old, she was cast on Lifetime’s hit reality show Dance Moms and quickly won the hearts of fans everywhere with her natural talent and determination. Soon, she was capturing attention from all over—including pop superstar Sia, who cast her as her dance double in the incredibly popular music video for her hit song “Chandelier.” The rest, as they say, was history.

In this inspirational memoir, Maddie explains the hard work she put into her rise to stardom and how she keeps her balance along the way—starring in music videos, going on tour, and becoming an actress in The Book of Henry with Naomi Watts and Jacob Tremblay. She also answers her fans’ burning questions with wise advice she’s learned on her journey. With honesty, charm, and humor, Maddie offers her unique perspective on making her way in the entertainment world as a young teenager, reflecting on the lessons she’s learned—and preparing for the exciting road ahead.


  • TheMaddieDiaries 01 Title

    Duration: 26s
  • TheMaddieDiaries 02 Foreword

    Duration: 04min
  • TheMaddieDiaries 03 Introduction

    Duration: 07min
  • TheMaddieDiaries 04 Chapter 1

    Duration: 31min
  • TheMaddieDiaries 05 Chapter 2

    Duration: 20min
  • TheMaddieDiaries 06 Chapter 3

    Duration: 46min
  • TheMaddieDiaries 07 Chapter 4

    Duration: 30min
  • TheMaddieDiaries 08 Chapter 5

    Duration: 24min
  • TheMaddieDiaries 09 Chapter 6

    Duration: 15min
  • TheMaddieDiaries 10 Chapter 7

    Duration: 13min
  • TheMaddieDiaries 11 Chapter 8

    Duration: 28min
  • TheMaddieDiaries 12 Chapter 9

    Duration: 36min
  • TheMaddieDiaries 13 Chapter 10

    Duration: 07min
  • TheMaddieDiaries 14 Acknowledgments

    Duration: 03min
  • TheMaddieDiaries 15 Credits

    Duration: 48s