Karen Valby
November 21, 2001 AT 05:00 AM EST

Madonna

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Andrew Morton
genre
Nonfiction, Biography

We gave it an C-

”Do you remember the time when I would do anything to get noticed?” a younger Madonna once asked an ex-boyfriend. ”Now I spend all day hiding.” And with good reason, as snaky biographers lurk on the edges of her limelight. Dueling, dated tomes recently hit the shelves. Morton (Diana: Her True Story) is famous for celebrity dish, but his book is a bore, a litany of details and diva deconstruction. The highlights are the wealth of unpublished photos and an occasional howler from past lovers. Vanilla Ice on Madonna: ”If she were a painting, she would be an abstract by Picasso.”

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