by Mark Bego
Bookman Press, 1992, b/w plates, paperback, ISBN 9781863810364
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners (see photographs)
"Madonna is a sympathetic but unwhitewashed appraisal of this talented and ambitious performer. Mark Bego , biographer of Aretha Franklin and Michael Jackson, explores Madonna's childhood in a large Italian Catholic family in Michigan, her early dancing, modeling, and waitressing days in New York, and her stunning climb to the top. The truth about Madonna's romances is here too, including her rocky marriage to Sean Penn, her bizarre relationship with comedian Sandra Bernhard, and her much-publicized affair with Warren Beatty.
The book focuses closely on Madonna's brilliant musical accomplishments, her pioneering work in rock videos, her adept manipulation of religious and sexual controversy, and her ability to constantly reinvent her image so that her fans keep coming back for more."