Desperately Seeking Madonna by Adam Sexton
In Search of the Meaning of the World's Most Famous Woman

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From cartoons to academic essays to tabloid journalism, Madonna has been interpreted in almost every way possible. Here is an original collection of these writings that is almost as diverse as the Material Girl herself which attempts to uncover as many interpretations of Madonna's appeal as is possible.
 

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Adam Sexton teaches writing at the New School and New York University. He has also written on arts and entertainment for the" New York Times", the "Village Voice", and the "Boston Phoenix".
 
Published December 10, 2008 by Delta. 316 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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On the other hand, Ruth Conniff's thoughtful essay should be the final word on Madonna as mere boy toy, and in a re-reading of Madonna's attitudes toward race and sexuality, bell hooks posits that Madonna's messages in these areas (as revealed by her treatment of employees in Truth or Dare ) are ...

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