From Library Journal
Everything you ever wanted to know about Madonna, and then some, is provided by Rettenmund, a St. Martin's Press editorial assistant and obvious Madonnaholic. If you read this book, you will learn about Madonna's friends, enemies, favorite restaurants, hometown, music videos, sex life, and much, much more. The result may be hog heaven for the (once-) teeming Madonna fanatics, but it poses some problems for unsuspecting librarians. Anyone writing about Madonna must soon delve into her personal life, and, indeed, there is some pretty graphic stuff here that may be deemed inappropriate for the mostly young people who will want to read about their idol. Purchase in response to requests.?Judy Hauser, Oakland Schs., Lib. Svces., Waterford, Mich.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Whether you consider the Material Girl to be a crass and hollow merchandising ploy masquerading as a chanteuse or an insightful embodiment of the musical values of a postindustrial generation, you will find the answers to all imaginable Madonna questions in Rettenmund's exhaustive compilation of all things Madonnal. Want to know Madonna's favorite magazines? See Magazines. How she feels about dandelions? See Dandelions. Oral sex? See Blowjobs (there are no cross-refs, so you have to think sometimes). Basically, if you like Madonna, you'll like this book, and if you hate her, you'll like it just as well. Like the platinum princess herself (so they say), it merely reflects what the audience brings to it. Anyhow, if it's about Madonna and it's known, it's probably in here. Mike Tribby