Madonna: Like an Icon

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Harper Collins, 6 нояб. 2007 г. - Всего страниц: 399
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Material Girl. Immaculate sexpot. Kabbalah enthusiast. British mum.

She has defied categorization for three decades and remained one of our greatest living pop icons

Madonna: Like an Icon is a groundbreaking biography that finally solves the mystery at the heart of Madonna's chameleonlike existence. Extensively researched and perceptively written by journalist Lucy O'Brien, it explores the complex personality and legendary drive that has made Madonna the most famous female pop artist of our time. O'Brien draws upon scores of interviews with producers, musicians, collaborators, lovers, and friends—many of whom have never spoken so candidly—to examine Madonna's fascinating life. From her mother's premature death to her dynamic arrival on the New York club scene to her training for Evita and beyond, every stage of her life is illuminated.

Unlike any previous Madonna biographer, O'Brien deconstructs the stereotypes that have plagued the star, whether it was being labeled a self-indulgent siren for her book Sex or criticized for exploiting her celebrity status to adopt baby David in 2006.

O'Brien provides an incisive portrayal, from Madonna's early days dancing at gay clubs in Detroit to the producers and musicians she both alienated and amazed in her uncompromising quest to seize on the next cultural wave.

 

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O'Brien (She Bop: The Definitive History of Women in Rock, Pop & Soul ) masterfully weaves together material from her extensive research and interviews to create an engrossing study of Madonna-the ... Читать весь отзыв

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The Death of Madonna
3
A Magical Place
15
The Arrogance and the Nerve
34
Jam Hot
53
Confession
69
Sick and Perverted
71
How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Madonna
81
Makeup in That Great Hollywood Way
93
Fallen Angel
161
Bits and Zeroes and Ones
221
Hardworking and Hardlaughing
249
Mommy Pop Star
275
American Wife
291
ABBA on Drugs
307
Coming from God
327
Acknowledgments
341

Me in the Picture
110
The Sin Is Within You
123
Giving Good Face
140
Selected Bibliography
361
Index
387
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Music critic Lucy O'Brien has contributed to many publications, including the Sunday Times (London), Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, and Q. The author of She Bop and She Bop II, as well as acclaimed biographies of Dusty Springfield and Annie Lennox, O'Brien lives in London and teaches at Westminster University and the University of London's Goldsmiths College.

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