The Mammoth Book Of Madonna (to be released this April in the UK) is going to be an absolute must-have in every fans’ collection. MadonnaUnderground recently sat down with Michelle Morgan, the author of the book, for an interview.
Here is an excerpt:
-How and why was this particular photo chosen as the cover to your book?
It was chosen by a whole host of publishing people from both the UK and USA. Originally we had an early photo on the cover, which was actually one of my favourite photos of Madonna, but while some of the team liked it, others didn’t, so it was replaced with the final one instead. I didn’t have anything to do with choosing the photo, but I did approve it of course. I think it is a lovely picture – very classic and iconic. It has had an amazing response so far, so I think the designers did a great job. I like it so much that it is hanging on the wall in front of me as we speak!
-Why did you write this book and what separates it from other Madonna books?
It has always been my dream to write a book about her (see my answer below), so I couldn’t believe my luck when I was able to work on this one. I have every book published about Madonna and this one has a totally different format to any of the other books I have seen. It is made up of 220 photographs, from the very beginning of Madonna’s life, right up to May 2014 when I finished writing. Each page has just one photo and is accompanied by a caption (around 200 words for each photo) on the facing page. So it is very much a visual look at Madonna; a life-in-pictures idea. You can read the caption or you can look at the photo, and you will still get a great idea of what her life has been like, and how she has changed over the years. I have tried to cover every major event, from record releases to marriages, babies, books, tours, films, and everything in-between. It is definitely a celebration of Madonna and everything she has achieved over the years. It is going to be smaller than a coffee-table book in size, but it has more pages than any other photographic book I have seen about her. It has around 450 pages, which I think is more than even the biographies too! I haven’t seen a physical copy of the book yet (I’ll be getting my copy soon) but I think it will be quite heavy!
Click HERE for the full interview, stay tuned for more promotion regarding this release through MadonnaUnderground!