“I’m anal retentive. I’m a workaholic. I have insomnia. And I’m a control freak. That’s why I’m not married. Who could stand me?”
““I’ve been popular and unpopular successful and unsuccessful loved and loathed and I know how meaningless it all is. Therefore I feel free to take whatever risks I want.”
“If your joy is derived from what society thinks of you, you’re always going to be disappointed.”
So sayeth Madonna, who I have loved through all of her transformations. Yes, even when she had no business trying to rap.
This is also a plug. I wrote an essay that appears in the new Soft Skull Press anthology, Madonna & Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop. You can follow Laura Barcella, who edited the anthology, on Twitter. If you get a chance to read it, let me know what you think. It’s already gotten some good reviews, which is exciting.This one at For Books’ Sake says I have a different opinion of Madonna than bell hooks. And I didn’t even know that bell hooks had called Madonna a plantation mistress. Guess I’ve got some (more) reading to do.