Brand NEW Hardcover: 256 pages Publisher: William Morrow & Co; 1st edition (December 1991) Language: English Celebrity biographer King dutifully details Madonna's mythic origins and rise to colossal status in the music industry. Both King and Christopher Anderson ( Ma donna: Unauthorized , S. & S., 1991) seem to have drawn from a common pool of information. King's book lacks the enthusiastic voyeurism found in TV's Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous , and there are few original insights in spite of boring quotes from academics. What's missing is real curiosity and conjecture about Madonna's persona and work. King offers little discussion of the role pre-existing cinematic icons and photographic imagery (Marilyn Monroe, Horst's photos, etc.) play in her changing projections of self. The parade of boyfriends and public ambitions is here, but Madonna's own comments at the end of the book do the most to convey her vigorous ambiguities. For libraries with large pop culture collections. (Photos not seen.)-- Susan Wexler, formerly with "Library Journal" Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. Item specifics Condition: Brand New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. See the seller’s ... Read more ISBN-10: 0671735322 Language: English ISBN-13: 9780671735326 Format: Book Author: Christopher Andersen Special Attributes: Illustrated Publication Year: 1991 ISBN: 9780671735326 Detailed item info Product Identifiers ISBN-10 0671735322 ISBN-13 9780671735326 Key Details Author Christopher Andersen Number Of Pages 352 pages Format Hardcover Publication Date 1991-10-01 Language English Publisher Simon & Schuster Additional Details Copyright Date 1991 Illustrated Yes Dimensions Weight 28.9 Oz Classification Method Dewey Decimal 781.63092 Dewey Edition 20
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