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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.

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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
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 207 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1st edition (March 15, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312117825
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312117825
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,049,984 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 4, 2000
Format: Paperback
Hey Madonna freaks and fans! Do you often find yourself in the shower humming "Like A Virgin," when God knows you haven't been one in years? Have you memorized all of the moves to the dance Madonna does in the "Lucky Star" video (and actually perform them in your living room when you think no one is looking)? Are the names Queerdonna and Ingrid Casares as familiar to you as your own? If you've ever had a hankering to own a black patent leather outfit like the one M wears in the "Human Nature" video, then this book is definitely for you! It is the ultimate bible for Madonna lovers everywhere. I got mine for Christmas about four years ago, and I still can't get enough of it. No matter how trivial, this book has all the information you've been seeking regarding the Great One. Matthew Rettenmund is a humorous, knowledgeable writer whose collection of Madonnabilia is enough to make you drool with envy if you are a true fan. Five stars and more go out to Encyclopedia Madonnica!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By JGC on April 27, 2008
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There are literally thousands of books that have been published over the years about everyone's favorite Material Girl. Regrettably, the vast majority of these books are incredibly sloppy and aren't even worth lining my birdcage with. But the "Encyclopedia Madonnica" is very unique. This is the most accurate book ever written about Madonna which is also the most informative and detailed. The author, Matthew Rettenmund who wrote this for fans from a fan's prospective speaks to the reader in both an entertaining and enlightening way. You will learn so much about a woman who everyone already thought they knew. My only complaint is that this lists the documentary "Blast 'Em" as part of Madonna's filmagraphy. I'm not sure why the author did that because "Blast 'Em" is not a Madonna movie or a movie that she agreed to appear in. It just includes clips of her being stalked by photographers and as a fan I looked for this movie for years simply because I wanted to have every single movie that she appeared it. When I finally got it I was very disappointed to learn that it was not one of her movies and perhaps it was simply an error on the author's part. If you're a fan who wants to read about Madonna there are really only 3 books you need to get. Besides the "Encyclopedia Madonnica," I also highly recommend I Dream of Madonna & The Madonna Scrapbook.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kendrik Lau on September 28, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book burns up a commotion and lives to tell about Madonna! Very funny and engaging. The book is what it is, a Madonna encyclopedia, with all entries listed in alphabetically order. And what are these entries? Basically almost anything and everything remotely connected either directly or indirectly to the Material Girl.<Ps....everything from "selllines"... "divorce"...,;impersonators", "hoax", "Lipsinka","parody", " to a whole list of Madonna's "firsts", this book is a treasure trove of Madonna infro and trivia. The length of each entry depends on the subject. On some, a quote is given, while others, like the infamous "Sex" book, juggernauts into six pages.
There is also a complete filmography and discography of Madonna in the back of the book. However, the only gripe I have about the book is it got some of the info on her singles wrong. It listed Keep It Together as a #7 song when it fact it peaked at #8.
However, this book only covers Madonna up till when the Bedtime Stories album just came out...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By P.J. on November 3, 2001
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Matthew Rettenmund certainly has done his research. Encyclopedia Madonnica is the most informative book about the Material Girl that has ever been published. After reading this book, you will truly know everything there is to know about the most famous woman in the world. Well-written and organized, it's also chock full of often hilarious tid bits and witty rejoinders. Mr. Rettenmund should do an updated version of this book, to cover the years 1995 to the present. If you love Madonna, then you simply must own this book, along with Michael D. Craig's "Who's That Girl? The Ultimate Madonna Trivia Book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "maddyboy123" on January 30, 2003
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Finally after all these years we have a book that tells us everything we ever wanted to know about the queen i love my copy since i got it a few weeks ago i've read it fron to back and found out some truly interesting things that i never even knew...hell i always thought i was an expert on Madonna but after reading just a few chapters i realised how little i knew about one of the most contoversial, and diverse women in the business today all the info in this book just go to show there will never be another that could come close to filling her shoes or have the global impact shes had
there never has been, never will or could be another MADONNA!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 6, 1997
Format: Paperback
This is not your conventional Encyclopedia. Oh no! For what can you expect when you pick up an Encyclopedia based on Madonna? Well, it's hard to say, but Matthew Rettenmund makes the entrees humorous, interesting, and fun to read. This is a must-read/have for any Madonna fan.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Annodam6@bellsouth.net on April 7, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book is unique in its humour and prose. I am a huge Madonna fan...and if any Madonna fan is reading this and does not own this book.....BUY IT! You WON'T be disappointed. GREAT!
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