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Madonna
Andrew Morton
0312983107
May 2002
Mass Market Paperback
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From Library Journal
Madonna is an explosive account of the life of an incredibly complex and determined woman, unquestionably one of the most popular female entertainers of our time. This biography portrays how the controversial rock star embarked on her career in New York in 1978 and has captured headlines ever since. Morton reveals a driven, intelligent, ambitious, successful woman who seems invincible in public, but in private is restless, insecure, vulnerable, and sometimes very human. He begins with her childhood, delving into her Catholic upbringing, her mother's death from breast cancer, and her schooling, then continues into her twenties portraying her as a control freak her recording career, her concerts, and her businesses. Her complicated relationships with men and women, her sexual encounters, abortions, marriages,...


Madonna : Inspirations
Works Essential
0740754564
September 1, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Madonna: Inspirations captures the singular essence of this star and highlights her determination as an inspiration to all. Using only the star's own words, Madonna offers readers a glance into the hard work and dedication of this woman who is not afraid to bare it all-a natural inspiration to everyone who dares to be different. Catch a glimpse into this enigma: " "Sometimes you gotta tell the world the way you feel, even if they don't want to hear about it." " "When I'm hungry, I eat. When I'm thirsty, I drink. When I feel like saying something, I say it." " "When my daughter was born, I was born again."Madonna features over 50 photographs in a thoroughly modern design for a striking and unique look. The entire text of the book is composed of Madonna's own words.


Madonna Revealed/the Unauthorized Biography
Douglas Thompson
0843933194
July 1992
Paperback
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Goddess
Barbara Victor
140288396X

Hardcover
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The Mezuzah in the Madonna's Foot: Marranos and Other Secret Jews--A Woman Discovers Her Spiritual Heritage
Trudi Alexy
0060603402


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Book Description
Acclaimed in the Progressive's "Best Reading of 1993," these thrilling and harrowing firsthand stories of survivors and their rescuers vividly reveal the secret history of the Jews who found asylum from Hitler's Final Solution under Franco's Fascist regime.

From the Publisher
Named among the "Best Reading of 1993" by the Progressive, this thrilling account offers an insider's history of the Marranos of Spain and other secret Jews and explains the mystery surrounding them.

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Maximum Madonna
Tim Footman
1842400126
Jan 2001
Audio Compact Disc - Unabridged
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Madonna: The Style Book
Debbi Voller
0711975116
June 1999
Paperback
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Mary: A Flesh-and-Blood Biography of the Virgin Mother
Lesley Hazleton
1582344752
March 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
This unusual biography blends imagination and fact in an exquisitely told tale about the most reveled and admired woman of Christianity. Hazleton has been criticized for blurring the lines between research and fiction. (It's true--she does.) Nonetheless, she weaves an outstanding interpretation of this Palestinian girl, who probably went by the name of Maryam and gave birth to "the son of God" at the age of 13. At times Hazleton's style seems similar to that of Anita Diamant in The Red Tent-—fully imagining the everyday feminine details of biblical women: "Maryam learned early about childbirth. Since she was young, her grandmother has taken her along whenever there's a delivery. The old woman is in her fifties, but as alert and sharp as any shepherd girl; like all village wise women, she seems to defy age. Her name? The...


Madonna
Andrew Morton
0312287860


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From Library Journal
Madonna is an explosive account of the life of an incredibly complex and determined woman, unquestionably one of the most popular female entertainers of our time. This biography portrays how the controversial rock star embarked on her career in New York in 1978 and has captured headlines ever since. Morton reveals a driven, intelligent, ambitious, successful woman who seems invincible in public, but in private is restless, insecure, vulnerable, and sometimes very human. He begins with her childhood, delving into her Catholic upbringing, her mother's death from breast cancer, and her schooling, then continues into her twenties portraying her as a control freak her recording career, her concerts, and her businesses. Her complicated relationships with men and women, her sexual encounters, abortions, marriages,...


Confessions of a Window Dresser: Tales from a Life in Fashion
Simon Doonan
0641568037

Paperback
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Madonna Talking: Madonna in Her Own Words (Talking S.)
Mick St. Michael
1844494187
September 1, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Girl power began with Madonna and the lady herself has never been lost for words when it comes to explaining where she's coming from. If you want the word from the horse's mouth, this collection of quotes is a must.


Vanity Fair's Hollywood
Foreword by Graydon Carter
067089141X
October 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
As everybody who's anybody knows (and the rest of us too), the most exclusive Hollywood party is Vanity Fair magazine's Oscar-night bash. Vanity Fair's Hollywood is like the ultimate movie party--and how inviting it all is! Flip through the thick, glossy pages and greet the greats of all ages. Lillian and Dorothy Gish share a spread with Blythe Danner and Gwyneth Paltrow. Ms. Deneuve, resplendent in scarlet, meet Mr. Valentino, in classy black and white. Claudette Colbert as Cleopatra, meet Liz Taylor as Cleopatra (and if it's not too catty, did you notice Claudette was better dressed?). The stunning photos are cleverly juxtaposed. Julia Roberts, posed naughtily in see-through undies in the water, is followed by a very properly attired Doris Day in a see-through skirt. Day holds six brightly dyed poodles by white leashes;...


Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America and American in Iran
Azadeh Moaveni
1586481932
February 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Time reporter Moaveni, the American-born child of Iranian exiles, spent two years (2000–2001) working in Tehran. Although she reports on the overall tumult and repression felt by Iranians between the 1999 pro-democracy student demonstrations and the 2002 "Axis of Evil" declaration, the book's dominant story is more intimate. Moaveni was on a personal search "to figure out my relationship" to Iran. Neither her adolescent ethnic identity conundrums nor her idyllic memories of a childhood visit prepared her for the realities she confronted as she navigated Iran, learning its rules, restrictions and taboos—and how to evade and even exploit them like a local. Because she was a journalist, the shadowy, unnerving presence of an Iranian intelligence agent/interrogator hovered continually ("it would be useful...


Madonna: The Rolling Stone Files : The Ultimate Compendium of Interviews, Articles, Facts and Opinions from the Files of Rolling Stone (The Rolling Stone Files)
Rolling Stone
0786881542


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From Booklist
The latest set of Rolling Stone files, a sort of pop festschrift in honor of the Material Girl, is long on admiration for Ms. Ciccone's career management, long on buzzwords and catchphrases, and short on restraint, which may be the perfect rock 'n' roll marriage of style to subject matter. Anyway, the book collates the magazine's previously published record reviews, interviews, articles (including even tidbits from RS's "Random Notes" feature), and other things Madonnical. Fans of Madonna will be thrilled; others will at least be well served by the book's extensive videography and annotated discography (sadly--inexplicably? foolishly? bizarrely? cheaply?--no index seems to be forthcoming). An excellent companion to Encyclopedia Madonnica (1995), albeit not as excellent all by itself. Mike Tribby ...


Madonna
Andrew Morton
1587888084
November 2001
Audio
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From Library Journal
Madonna is an explosive account of the life of an incredibly complex and determined woman, unquestionably one of the most popular female entertainers of our time. This biography portrays how the controversial rock star embarked on her career in New York in 1978 and has captured headlines ever since. Morton reveals a driven, intelligent, ambitious, successful woman who seems invincible in public, but in private is restless, insecure, vulnerable, and sometimes very human. He begins with her childhood, delving into her Catholic upbringing, her mother's death from breast cancer, and her schooling, then continues into her twenties portraying her as a control freak her recording career, her concerts, and her businesses. Her complicated relationships with men and women, her sexual encounters, abortions, marriages,...


Madonna As Postmodern Myth: How One Star's Self-Construction Rewrites Sex, Gender, Hollywood and the American Dream
Georges-Claude Guilbert
0786414081
October 29, 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Madonna has long been accepted as a pop culture icon, but this text postulates a greater cultural importance by analyzing her as a postmodern myth. This work examines how Madonna methodically discovered and constructed herself (often rewriting her past), the nature and extent of her ambition and the means she used to reach her goals. It also details the way in which she organized her own cult (borrowing from the gay community), devised her artistic output, and cunningly targeted different audiences. It also studies the fundamental contradiction—virgin or vamp? saint or prostitute?—that fuels Madonna’s career and describes how Madonna reflects today’s society, its contradictions and its attitudes toward sexuality and religion.

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Madonna (Star Tracks)
Jill C. Wheeler
1577657683
June 2002
Library Binding
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Madonna
Andrew Morton
1587888106
November 2001
Audio
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From Library Journal
Madonna is an explosive account of the life of an incredibly complex and determined woman, unquestionably one of the most popular female entertainers of our time. This biography portrays how the controversial rock star embarked on her career in New York in 1978 and has captured headlines ever since. Morton reveals a driven, intelligent, ambitious, successful woman who seems invincible in public, but in private is restless, insecure, vulnerable, and sometimes very human. He begins with her childhood, delving into her Catholic upbringing, her mother's death from breast cancer, and her schooling, then continues into her twenties portraying her as a control freak her recording career, her concerts, and her businesses. Her complicated relationships with men and women, her sexual encounters, abortions, marriages,...


Madonna: In Her Own Words (In Their Own Words S.)
Mick St. Michael
0711977348
June 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Quotes from the woman hailed as the voice of the 80s. "Do you really think I’m a material girl? I’m not."


Madonna
Andrew Morton
1587888130
November 2001
Compact Disc
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From Library Journal
Madonna is an explosive account of the life of an incredibly complex and determined woman, unquestionably one of the most popular female entertainers of our time. This biography portrays how the controversial rock star embarked on her career in New York in 1978 and has captured headlines ever since. Morton reveals a driven, intelligent, ambitious, successful woman who seems invincible in public, but in private is restless, insecure, vulnerable, and sometimes very human. He begins with her childhood, delving into her Catholic upbringing, her mother's death from breast cancer, and her schooling, then continues into her twenties portraying her as a control freak her recording career, her concerts, and her businesses. Her complicated relationships with men and women, her sexual encounters, abortions, marriages,...


Madonna
Andrew Morton
1593351119
June 2004
MP3 on CD
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Book Description
At the age of forty-three, with a career that spans two decades and ranges from the scandalous to the transcendent, Madonna is a bigger phenomenon than ever. But who is the private woman behind the public image?

Andrew Morton, whose #1 New York Times bestsellers about Princess Diana and Monica Lewinsky have proved his ability to gain access to insiders who won't talk to anyone else, answers that question in this decidedly unauthorized biography. Morton's extensive, in-depth interviews with members of Madonna's inner circle - lovers, friends (even as far back as school friends), and business connections, many of whom have never spoken before now - allow him to go behind the carefully constructed myths to unmask the real Madonna.

Andrew Morton is able to make startling revelations, among them the real story...


Madonna: Mary in the Catholic Tradition
Frederick M. Jelly, Frederic M. ¿Jelly
157910195X
March 1999
Paperback
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