Just Read: Madonna – A Biography
If you are looking at something that goes into the details, you can skip this book. But if you are just wanting to read a concise and crisp book about what made Madonna what she is and if you want to read her struggles to make it to the top, this is the book. Not much juicy stuff inside. A to the point book that chronicles the birth, struggles and stardom of Madonna.
I’ve always admired Madonna for the chameleon like traits she has in her character which makes her re-invent herself to the situation. At a time when music and musicians hardly linger in your memory for a few days / months, you have a 50 something woman who still makes you groove. Someone who’se songs still hit the top on the hit list even though she has been around for almost 30 odd years.
250 million albums sold in a career, 27 top 20 singles, earnings of $193 million in 2006 alone, a networth of $850 million, Madonna is a once in a lifetime phenomenon.
There’s no such thing as the perfect soul mate. Your soul mate is the person that pushes all your buttons, pisses you off on a regular basis, and makes you face your shit. Its not easy having a good marriage. But i dont want easy. Easy doesnt make you grow. Easy doesnt make you think. I thank God everyday that iam married to a man who makes me think. That’s my definition about true love.
– Madonna speaking about her love and marriage to British movie director, Guy Ritchie.
I have an iron will and all of my will has always been to conquer some horrible feeling of inadequacy…I’m always struggling with that fear. I push past one spell of it and discover myself as a special human being and then I get to another stage and think I’m mediocre and uninteresting. And i find a way to get myself out of that. Again and again. My drive in life is from this horrible fear of being mediocre. And that’s always pushing me, pushing me.
Even though its a small book, i took almost 2 weeks to finish it. My wife picked up the book in the library, but it was me who managed to finish it even though am somewhere a few pages into other books that Iam reading simultaneously.