Madonna is the biggest female pop star in the world yet there is no
serious biography of her, and no biography at all by a woman.
Existing books are either gossipy style manuals or rehashes of
press cuttings and they all end in 2001 with Madonna's marriage to
Guy Ritchie. Yet her story hardly ends there, as evinced by her two
record breaking world tours since then...Lucy O'Brien's extensive
and well-researched biography will look at Madonna the artist,
giving detailed analysis of her music, complete with revealing
interviews with musicians and producers.It will focus on her
cultural impact and the way she uses cinema, photography, visual
art, theatre and dance in her work. It will take an in-depth look
at how - and, more to the point, why - Madonna has reinvented
herself through her twenties, thirties, forties and will no doubt
do so again in her fifties. It will also look at the wider context
and include interviews with similarly crusading female artists like
Tori Amos, Laurie Anderson, Jeanette Winterson and Tracey Emin.
This will be, quite simply, the definitive Madonna biography.