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Madonna playing a guitar onstage, while looking to her right.
Madonna performing on the Sticky & Sweet Tour (2008). Picures taken during the tour by her manager Guy Oseary were released in the coffee table book titled, Madonna: Sticky & Sweet.
Releases
Articles 3
Coffee table books 11
Picture books 7
Chapter books 12

American singer Madonna has written eleven coffee table books as well as three articles in different publications. She has also ventured into children's books, writing seven picture books and twelve chapter books. Her first entry as an author was the release of the book, Sex, under her company Maverick.[1] It consisted of sexually provocative and explicit images, photographed by Steven Meisel. The book received negative reaction from the media and the general public, but sold 1.5 million copies at $50 each in a matter of days.[2][3] Madonna continued releasing coffee table photography books, including those associated with her concert tours like Madonna: The Girlie Show (1995), Madonna Confessions (2006) and Madonna: Sticky & Sweet (2009). She also wrote forewords for a number of books, including Alan Parker's coffee table book about the making of the film Evita (1996) and wrote a chapter for The Emperor's New Clothes: An All-Star Retelling of the Classic Fairy Tale (1998). Madonna has also written columns for publications like Harper's Bazaar, the inaugural issue of George magazine and the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth.

In 2003, Madonna signed a contract with Callaway Arts & Entertainment. The first release was the children's book, The English Roses, which was translated into 42 different languages over 100 countries.[4] The book debuted at number one on The New York Times Best Seller list, spending a total of 18 weeks there.[5][6] Telling the story of five friends, The English Roses was deemed by critics as a reflection of Madonna's childhood, and received mixed reaction.[7][8] Madonna's subsequent releases, Mr. Peabody's Apples and Yakov and the Seven Thieves, were both released within a year of The English Roses. They also debuted at number one on The New York Times list. Combined her first three children's books sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide.[9] She continued releasing other books like The Adventures of Abdi and Lotsa de Casha; all the five books released were included as part of an audiobook in 2006.

Madonna's interest in Kabbalah inspired her to venture into the children's book market. Her Kabbalah teacher had suggested the singer to share her spiritual knowledge in the form of written stories.[10] All the books included the lessons Madonna had learned in Kabbalah, teaching about strong morality and warning against greed and envy.[11] A sequel for The English Roses was released in 2006, titled The English Roses: Too Good to be True. Madonna also released a total of twelve chapter books for the series in 2007.[6] Her success as a children's author was noted by Ed Pilkington from The Guardian, who believed that the singer "lured a host of other celebrities and publishers into the [children's book] market".[12]

Coffee table books[edit]

Book title Year Other author(s) Publisher Identifiers Notes Ref.
Sex 1992 N/A Maverick
Warner Books
Callaway
ISBN 978-84-406-3117-6
LCCN 92-73419
OCLC 26846575
The book contains erotica influenced photographs taken by Steven Meisel and film frames shot by Fabien Baron. An instant commercial success, Sex sold over 150,000 copies on its first day of release. A week later, the book's sales exceeded the 500,000 units and eventually topped The New York Times Best Seller list. Declared as the "publishing event" of the century, Sex sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide. [13]
[14]
[15]
Madonna: The Girlie Show 1995 Glenn O'Brien Callaway ISBN 978-0-935112-22-1
LCCN 94-72271
OCLC 34731931
The photographs in the book showcased behind-the-scenes of the 1993 Girlie Show World Tour with images taken by Herb Ritts. An accompanying CD was released with live tracks "Like a Virgin", "In This Life", and "Why's It So Hard". [16]
[17]
The Making of Evita 1996 Alan Parker
foreword by Madonna
HarperCollins ISBN 978-0-00-649095-1
LCCN 96-42479
OCLC 35318289
Featuring an introduction by Madonna, The Making of Evita chronicles the creation of the 1996 American musical drama film Evita. It features more than a hundred film stills and photographs. Alexandra Jacobs from Entertainment Weekly gave it a rating of C–, criticizing the image captions and the price of the book. [18]
The Emperor's New Clothes: An All-Star Retelling of the Classic Fairy Tale 1998 Various[a] Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ISBN 978-0-15-100436-2
LCCN 97-32021
OCLC 40712166
This fully illustrated retelling of the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen was accompanied with a CD containing audio readings from 45 personnel from the entertainment world. Madonna penned the eighth prose piece of 1,000 words, titled "The Empress", and the book features a cartoon rendition of the singer as Marie Antoinette. [19]
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[21]
X-Static Process 2003 N/A Assaf Books and Art ASIN B000JYDFYU In 2002, Madonna had collaborated with photographer Steven Klein for an art installation called X-STaTIC PRO=CeSS. The photographs were released as the titular coffee table book, containing 1,000 pages of images. Author Lucy O'Brien described the images as "a performer in her rehearsal space". [22]
Nobody Knows Me 2004 N/A Boy Toy, Inc. ASIN B000OCOE60 Available for one month only via Madonna's official website. Contained 52 pages of never before seen images of the singer. [23]
Madonna Confessions 2008 Guy Oseary powerHouse ISBN 978-1-57687-481-3
OCLC 233939934
Behind-the-scenes and on-stage pictures from Madonna's 2006 Confessions Tour, with photography by her manager Guy Oseary. The book consists of 224 pages of around 250 color photographs, handpicked by Oseary and Madonna, and are interspersed with quotes from the singer. [24]
[25]
I Am Because We Are 2009 Kristen Ashburn
foreword by Madonna
powerHouse ISBN 978-1-57687-482-0
LCCN 2008-939784
OCLC 260208760
The book contains excerpts from interviews with Malawian children, their biographies, and images taken by photographer Kristen Ashburn for Madonna's 2007 documentary of the same name. Sales proceeds were donated to the charitable organization, Raising Malawi. [26]
[27]
Madonna: Sticky & Sweet 2009 Guy Oseary powerHouse ISBN 978-1-57687-532-2
LCCN 2009-937605
OCLC 547415930
Behind-the-scenes and on-stage photography from Madonna's Sticky & Sweet Tour (2008–09) by Oseary, with editing from photographer Tom Munro. The book consists of 308 pages of over 500 full-color photographs, and was limited to 7,500 initial numbered copies for purchase. [28]
[29]
Tom Munro 2010 Tom Munro
foreword by Madonna
Damiani ISBN 978-88-6208-125-2
LCCN 2012-451451
OCLC 495778900
Munro's self-titled first monograph book consists of photographs taken by him throughout his career. One of Madonna's images by Munro was used as the book cover, and the singer also wrote the foreword. The book was released with an exhibition in Paris, displaying portraits shot by him. [30]
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[32]
Mayumi's Kitchen: Macrobiotic Cooking for Body and Soul 2010 Mayumi Nishimura
foreword by Madonna
Kodansha ISBN 978-4-7700-3110-5
LCCN 2009-50422
OCLC 456181378
Mayumi Nishimura worked as Madonna's private chef for seven years, and she specializes in macrobiotic cooking. In 2010, she released the cook book Mayumi's Kitchen: Macrobiotic Cooking for Body and Soul, which contains a foreword by Madonna. [33]
[34]

Children's books[edit]

Picture books[edit]

Book title Year Illustrator Publisher Identifiers Notes Ref.
The English Roses 2003 Jeffrey Fulvimari Callaway/Puffin ISBN 978-0-670-03678-3
LCCN 2003-12261
OCLC 52765827
A moral tale about four friends, The English Roses was inspired by Madonna's daughter Lourdes. It sold over 500,000 copies worldwide with 8,000 copies sold in the first week in United Kingdom. The book debuted at number one on The New York Times Best Seller list. [35]
[36]
[5]
Mr. Peabody's Apples 2003 Loren Long Callaway/Puffin ISBN 978-0-670-05883-9
LCCN 2003-16198
OCLC 52970747
Madonna's second foray into children's book, Mr. Peabody's Apples talks of a juvenile protagonist called Billy Little, and the importance of always telling the truth. It debuted at debuted at number one on The New York Times Best Seller list. [37]
[38]
Yakov and the Seven Thieves 2004 Gennady Spirin Callaway/Puffin ISBN 978-0-670-05887-7
LCCN 2004-7000
OCLC 54852649
The story takes place in 18th century Europe with Spirin choosing a baroque painting style to depict it. Yakov and the Seven Thieves talks about a dying boy named Mikhail and his parents search for a cure for him. It debuted at number seven on The New York Times Best Seller list. [39]
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[41]
The Adventures of Abdi 2004 Olga Dugina
Andrej Dugin
Callaway/Puffin ISBN 978-0-670-05889-1
LCCN 2004-22885
OCLC 56682267
The book tells the story of Young Abdi, who works as an assistant to a magical jeweler named Eli. Madonna promoted the release with a number of magazine, radio and television interviews in London. [42]
[43]
Lotsa de Casha 2005 Rui Paes Callaway/Puffin ISBN 978-0-670-05888-4
LCCN 2005-7506
OCLC 58843456
Consisting of a fable, Lotsa de Casha is based on the phrase that "money cannot buy happiness". Depicting the characters as animal, the book tells about a rich Italian greyhound who is self-absorbed. [44]
[45]
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The English Roses and Other Stories 2006 Stacy Peterson Callaway/Puffin ISBN 978-0-14-180654-9
OCLC 124504717
An audiobook with an "English Roses" style box, depicting Madonna reading to her daughter Lourdes, and son Rocco. [47]
The English Roses: Too Good to be True 2006 Stacy Peterson Callaway/Puffin ISBN 978-0-670-06147-1
LCCN 2006-24376
OCLC 71005736
The sequel to The English Roses continue the story of the friends as they prepare for their first school dance. Madonna appeared on Home Shopping Network (HSN) to promote the book [47]

Chapter books[edit]

Chapter books in the The English Roses collection. All illustration by Jeffrey Fulvimari.

Book title Year Other author(s) Publisher Identifiers Notes Ref.
The English Roses: Friends for Life! 2007 N/A Puffin ISBN 978-0-14-241114-8
LCCN 2007-280944
OCLC 173844877
The five girls—Nicole, Amy, Charlotte, Grace and Binah—are introduced with Question and Answer sections and more. [9]
The English Roses: Goodbye, Grace? 2007 Rebecca Gomez Callaway/Puffin ISBN 978-0-14-240883-4
LCCN 2007-280945
OCLC 946594657
Grace is afraid because her parents are acting strange. The English Roses have to find out the reason behind it. [9]
The English Roses: The New Girl 2007 Amy Cloud Puffin ISBN 978-0-14-240884-1
LCCN 2009-277827
OCLC 173846032
Nicole's friend comes to London and the other English Roses are worried that she is stealing Nicole away from them. [9]
The English Roses: A Rose by Any Other Name 2007 Erica Ottenberg Puffin ISBN 978-0-14-240885-8
LCCN 2009-284553
OCLC 173847330
The friendship of the English Roses is tested again, when the question arises who will be given the leading role in a school play. [9]
The English Roses: Big-Sister Blues 2008 Amy Cloud Puffin ISBN 978-0-14-241093-6
LCCN 2008-298250
OCLC 183265655
Amy thinks her life is changing for the worse when her mother becomes pregnant. The English Roses have to help her realize the good things about being a big sister. [9]
The English Roses: Being Binah 2008 Erica Ottenberg Puffin ISBN 978-0-14-241095-0
LCCN 2008-300749
OCLC 236164333
Binah is tired of being "the nice one" and tries to be someone else. The English Roses help her understand to be true to herself. [9]
The English Roses: Hooray for the Holidays! 2008 Amy Cloud Callaway/Puffin ISBN 978-0-14-241124-7
LCCN 2009-275463
OCLC 216938842
There is a Secret Santa gift exchange at school and Charlotte is determined to find the perfect gift. The English Roses have to help her remember the true meaning of Christmas. [9]
[48]
The English Roses: A Perfect Pair 2008 Erica Ottenberg Puffin ISBN 978-0-14-241125-4
LCCN 2009-278393
OCLC 216938890
Nicole gets entangled in the middle of school gossip and the English Roses have to save Valentine's Day. [9]
[49]
The English Roses: Runway Rose 2009 Amy Cloud Puffin ISBN 978-0-14-241126-1
LCCN 2009-280015
OCLC 236345008
Amy gets an after-school job at teen fashion week and seems to forget the English Roses. [9]
The English Roses: Ready, set, vote! 2010 Rebecca Gomez Callaway/Puffin ISBN 978-0-14-241127-8
LCCN 2010-275054
OCLC 268795753
School elections take place where Nicole runs for class president with Grace as campaign manager. [9]
The English Roses: American Dreams 2010 Rebecca Gomez Puffin ISBN 978-0-14-241128-5
LCCN 2010-278340
OCLC 268795755
The English Roses are on different vacations. Binah visits Grace's family in Atlanta. [9]
The English Roses: Catch the Bouquet! 2010 Amy Cloud Puffin ISBN 978-0-14-241129-2
LCCN 2010-277415
OCLC 318408057
Planning the perfect wedding: Miss Fluffernutter and Binah's father get married. [9]

Articles[edit]

Title Year Publication type Publication name Identifiers Notes Ref.
If I Were President 1995 Magazine George ISSN 1084-662X
ASIN B002A6L4H0
Madonna wrote an article for the inaugural edition of George magazine, about what she would do as a president. Her ideas included paying schoolteachers more than film stars and LGBT support in the armed forces. [50]
How My Life Changed 2009 Newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth LCCN nr92-743 Madonna wrote about how Kabbalah led to a spiritual awakening in her when she was pregnant with her daughter Lourdes. [51]
Truth or Dare? Madonna's Back 2013 Magazine Harper's Bazaar ISSN 0017-7873
ASIN B00KDT41EY
The singer wrote about what she means by being daring in the music business, and also about being raped at gunpoint during her early days in New York. [52]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Madonna with Carrie Fisher, Penny Marshall, Dan Aykroyd, Geena Davis, Rosie O'Donnell, Fran Drescher, Joan Rivers , Steven Spielberg, Norman Schwarzkopf, John Lithgow, Harrison Ford, Melissa Mathison, Angela Lansbury, Jason Alexander, Ruth Westheimer, Calvin Klein, Liam Neeson, Nathan Lane, Jeff Goldblum, Melissa Joan Hart, Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Hans Christian Andersen.

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  2. ^ Morton 2002, p. 54
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