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ISBN: 0313338116
Author: Mary Cross
Language: English
Publisher: Greenwood; Annotated edition edition (May 30, 2007)
Pages: 152
Category: Music
Subcategory: Art
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Madonna: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) Hardcover – May 30, 2007. The latest book about Madonna is the first biography of the singer to be written by a woma. .Her latest work has a timeline of the life of Madonna Louise Ciccione of Bay City, Mich.

Madonna: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) Hardcover – May 30, 2007. by. Mary Cross (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. from her birth to the adoption of a son in Malawi this year. Mary Cross is the author of A Century of American Icons: 100 Products and Slogans from the 20th-Century Consumer Culture (Oryx, 2002).

She has written several books including biographies of figures such as Henry James and Madonna. Cross is professor emerita of English at Fairleigh Dickinson University

Morton's biography was criticized by Madonna herself and she was also against the release of Ciccone's book, which ultimately led to a.

Morton's biography was criticized by Madonna herself and she was also against the release of Ciccone's book, which ultimately led to a rift between the siblings. Different academic essays, dissertations as well as analysis of the singer gave rise to a term called Madonna Studies, denoted by author Robert Miklitsch as a phenomenon. Barbara Stewart from Orlando Sentinel observed in 1991 that scholars about Madonna's work were increasing in the United States and included professors of English, anthropology as well as media communication.

Madonna: A Biography. As the Material Girl, Eva Perón in Evita, and most recently, queen of the disco floor, Madonna's transformations and assumed identities keep her fans wanting more. She has inspired university professors and cultural critics to enshrine her as a postmodern icon.

Madonna: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies). 0313338116 (ISBN13: 9780313338113). Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-313-33811-3. Cross, Mary (2011-06-30).

Cross is professor emerita of English at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Cross has a PhD from Rutgers University and a BA from the University of Michigan YouTube Encyclopedic. Madonna: A Biography.

Short biography of Madonna. American singer, actress, dancer and movie star. After forming her own company – Madonna, produced a book titled ‘Sex’. She has sold over 300 million records worldwide, making her the best selling female artist of all time. Her trademark looks included fishnet stockings, a Christian cross, bleached hair and Capri skirts. Her early music videos, shown on MTV, were influential in cultivating the image of Madonna in popular culture. It featured nude photography and was quite controversial, especially in the US; but it sold over half a million copies. Cross is professor emerita of English at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Cross has a PhD from Rutgers University and a BA from the University of Michigan.

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As the Material Girl, Eva Perón in Evita, and most recently, queen of the disco floor, Madonna's transformations and assumed identities keep her fans wanting more. She has inspired university professors and cultural critics to enshrine her as a postmodern icon. Known for her persona as much as for her music, Madonna has stirred controversy through her use of religious and sexual depictions in her songs, music videos, concerts, and in one notorious publication. This biography traces Madonna's ambitious journey from a Midwest upbringing as part of a large family to achieving fame on a global scale. It also brings readers up to date on her latest incarnation as a wife and mother, living on a country estate in England. Students researching cultural studies topics will accurate information on the musician's life and body of work, as well as critical commentary on her impact and lasting significance as one of the most influential female entertainers of our time.

She has been the subject of countless magazines and newspaper stories around the world, whether for her sold-out concerts or as an advocate for Kabbalah, the spiritual movement rooted in Jewish mysticism. This book shares her story and provides a way to consider the influence Madonna has had through her ever-evolving career in shaping our popular culture. A timeline of significant events and a bibliography of print and electronic sources for additional research round out this volume.

Comments:

Malann
Plenty of info on the Queen of Pop, love that they have work cited at the end of each chapter. Used it for multiple speeches.
Skilkancar
I liked this one a lot! I like specially the biggining of the book where the author describes Madonna's life year per year until 2002
Urreur
Public domain stuff. A rip off and very expensive.
Swiang
The answers to anything you ever wanted to know about Madonna that AREN'T on the gossip pages lie within the pages of this book. Mary Cross unleashes a deluge of well-researched, and accurate, information about Madonna the mega-star and how she came to be.

A fascinating and easy read, Cross tells the story of a woman with a "never say die" attitude, in an entertaining way, without resorting to trashy, tell-all techniques. The book is organized in a very accessible format, including a detailed timeline that chronicles Madonna's rise to stardom right from the day she was born. Her #1 hits, albums, music videos, films, books and plays are also organized into individual timelines. The book even includes a section of photographs that takes the reader through the varied incarnations of Madonna's frenetic life.

As a lover of historical biographies, I'd rank this book up there with some of the best I've read. I wouldn't be surprised if "Madonna: A Biography" became the official the go-to source for Madonna fans around the world.
Vonalij
While it's a formidable task to unearth the real Madonna, Mary Cross gets as close as any journalist or writer has to date to penetrating Madonna's multiple reincarnations. Cross offers up a full sketch of Madonna's life in all its complexities and outrage.

Cross suggests that Madonna's bad girl teen years, where she learned the power of shock, gave her the instincts for making it and the confidence to succeed--traits which have served her to good advantage throughout her long career. At age 20 she was cocky enough to take herself to Manhattan where she didn't know a soul. Even a series of failed artist ventures didn't dissuade Madeonna. She stayed the course, always with the ability to be on the cutting edge. She was among the first big names to use MTV to her advantage. Madonna was also in the forefront of milking publcity through the power of shock. She shoved her panties in David Letterman's face as a guest on his late night show,and later took delight in the outrage caused by her photographic book, "Sex." Her last concert took aim at political leaders and conveyed an erotic relatinship to horses.

Cross is in awe of Madonna's capacity to keep us guessing as she pushes 50. Madonna can still create some of the most imaginative and entertaing concerts around while positioning herself as a loving mother and wife.

Maybe the real feminist message here is never to lose faith in what you believe in and to be willing to try the new. "Truth or Dare" is the Madonna story and Cross tells it with juicy details, balance and even respect. This is a well-written (Cross is a seasoned journalist) guilty pleasure supreme. The perfect summer vacation read. I read it over a rainy weekend and, much to my surprise, found myself admiring Madonna in ways I hadn't counted on.

Pat Taub

Tenants Harbor,Maine
Silverbrew
I picked up this book on a whim and was captured after the first three pages. The writing is so lively that it kept my interest up even when the subject veered into areas that I might not otherwise care much about. And the author's dry understatements tell volumes. Ms. Cross seems to know just about everything about Madonna and she shows interest and respect for her without being silly on the one hand or critical on the other.
RUL
As the author of this book, Madonna: a Biography, I'd like to correct the view that it was written for schools. This book was not written for high school students. Yes, Greenwood Press is an academic publisher but its Biography series is published for the general public as well as for university and public libraries and has major academic readership.
Had I known this book was written for students I would have never purchased it. In saying that the book was factual and a tad on the boring/borderline high school text come keep it clean dare not revealing the TRUE Madonna. For such a sex icon I would like to have read more of a "juicy" tale. Anyhow I can happily pass this book onto anyone under the age of 12 and feel safe knowing they will not venture out wearing cut off lace gloves as they needed to have hit the clubs in the 80's and 90's to understand The Madonna.

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