Madonna

Madonna : The Biography

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Madonna burst into the consciousness of many people in the UK following her performance of her single 'Holiday' on The Tube back in 1983. Broadcast live from the Hacienda in Manchester, she brought with her a patina of cool from the New York club scene. Since then she's come to embody the description 'chameleon-like', combining a sense of manufactured innnocence with repeated taboo-breaking; pursuing a film career while assimilating musical styles at a simlar rate to her costume changes, she's also dabbled with children's books, refuted Catholicism to embrace Kaballahism, and is currently caught up in a very public adoption row. But, throughout, her albums -- from Like a Virgin through to last year's critically acclaimed Confessions on a Dancefloor -- have continued to sell globally in their millions. It's fair to say recent biographies (i.e., the last decade) have concentrated on gossipy accounts of her relationships; here Miranda Sawyer sets her story in context, comes to grips with what makes Madonna tick, and delivers an intimate but definitive biography of a 21st century icon.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 344 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 40 Colour Photo\Illu(s)
  • 0752890514
  • 9780752890517

About Miranda Sawyer

Miranda Sawyer has written for numerous publications, and currently writes on music and radio for the Observer. She is a the author of Park and Ride, Adventures in Suburbia.show more