Monday, January 30, 2017

Madonna, The Illustrated Biography by Marie Clayton

Madonna, The Illustrated Biography by Marie Clayton, 223 pages

Given that Madonna has been in the national news in the past few weeks, it seemed like an appropriate time to read up on Madonna. Madonna Louise Ciccone was born August 16, 1958 in Bay City, Michigan.  Her mother died of cancer when Madonna was only five.  This may be an event that lead her to pursue dance and music in New York City.  Madonna has always seemed to lead a controversial life from her marriages (one to actor Sean Penn) and her conception of her first child out of wedlock and then the recent custody battle over her teenage son in addition to the children she has adopted from foreign countries.  I have always been a fan of her music throughout her career, but maybe not always her political beliefs.  The pictures in this book are magnificent, highlighting her many tours, movies, and songs.  This book covers her life up until the year 2009.  One fact I had not known about Madonna, is that she has written a few children's books.  I believe Madonna will always be a major part of pop culture.

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