The definitive biography of one of the world's most famous women.
Madonna is the biggest-selling female recording artist in the world and one of our greatest living pop stars. With each pioneering album she has consistently reinvented her music and her image, transcending the world of pop to become a global cultural icon. In 2018, unbelievably, she is hitting her 60th birthday - yet she still remains as relevant as ever.
Lucy O'Brien's extensive and well-researched biography looks at Madonna the artist, offering a detailed analysis of her music with input from acclaimed musicians and producers, as well revealing interviews from her intimate inner circle. She follows Madonna from her difficult childhood and those frenetic early years in New York, through the shocks and scandals of the 1990s Sex era to her twenty-first-century incarnation as an outspoken activist.
Providing a fascinating insight into her life, relationships and what motivates her as a woman and an artist, Madonna- Like an Icon is the definitive biography of one of the biggest stars in the world.
Writer and broadcaster Lucy O'Brien is the author of the award-winning She Bop, a definitive history of women in popular music. She has also published bestselling biographies of Dusty Springfield and Annie Lennox. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies including Voicing Girlhoodd in Popular Music- Performance, Authority, Authenticity and Punk Rock, So What? Currently she is Course Leader for Music Journalism and Marketing at the University for the Creative Arts.