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a b c d e f 1634–1699: McCusker, J. J. (1997). How Much Is That in Real Money? A Historical Price Index for Use as a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy of the United States: Addenda et Corrigenda (PDF). American Antiquarian Society. 1700–1799: McCusker, J. J. (1992). How Much Is That in Real Money? A Historical Price Index for Use as a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy of the United States (PDF). American Antiquarian Society. 1800–present: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–" . Retrieved May 28, 2023. a b c d e Isaak, Sharon; Jordan, Tina (September 25, 1992). "The Girl Can't Help It". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on November 6, 2013 . Retrieved December 14, 2012. Bachmann, Steve (2002). Simulating Sex: Aesthetic Representations Of Erotic Activity. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-1-58832-063-6. I spent the next few years being interviewed by narrow-minded people who tried to shame me for empowering myself as a Woman,” Madonna wrote. “I was called a whore, a witch, a heretic and the devil.” Taraborrelli, J. Randy (2008). Madonna: An Intimate Biography. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-0-330-45446-9.

I don’t think sex is bad. I don’t think nudity is bad. I don’t think that being in touch with your sexuality and being able to talk about it is bad. I think the problem is that everyone is so uptight about it and have turned it into a bad thing when it’s not. If people could speak freely, we would have more people practising safe sex, we wouldn’t have people being sexually abused,” said Madonna, who is playing concerts in Australia in March, said in response to the outcry towards her book. Fear factor: Conspiracy theories go mainstream". The Globe and Mail. November 16, 2002. Archived from the original on January 9, 2021 . Retrieved January 20, 2021. The book opens with the introduction: "Everything you are about to see and read is a fantasy, a dream, pretend." [28] Throughout Sex, Madonna offers poems, stories, and essays. [5] She used the pseudonym "Mistress Dita" as an homage to German actress Dita Parlo; her friends in the stories are Bunny, Dex, Stella, Chiclet and Stranger. [3] [29] According to biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli, a big part of the book reads like a letter to a pornographic magazine. [3] Madonna wanted to explore the notion of power in Sex. Melcher said she wanted to talk about "gentle and hard, soft and violent [in Sex]. She was playing out all those elements in her book. That was reflected in the materials: uncoated, soft paper on the inside and hard metal coating on the outside". [26]

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In 2017, Matthew Jacobs from the HuffPost wrote that it was "an audacious thesis statement, calculated enough to piss people off but seemly enough to maintain artistic integrity. No one today would dare emulate it", calling it "the most radical career move a pop star has ever made". [123] 30th anniversary Art Basel exhibition and Christie's auction [ edit ] It was released — in five continents and in five languages — the day after Madonna’s Erotica album in a blaze of controversy with the Vatican calling for Catholics to boycott it and Japan banned it from sale shortly after its release. Metz, Allen; Benson, Carol (1999). The Madonna Companion: Two Decades of Commentary. Music Sales Group. ISBN 0-8256-7194-9. Chapman, Roger (2010). Culture Wars: An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints, and Voices, Volumen 1. M.E. Sharpe. ISBN 978-0-7656-1761-3. Madonna, pictured at the Bell Centre, Quebec, on September 9, has always known how to cause a stir. Picture: Rich Fury / Invision / AP

Belk, Rusell W. (2006). Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Marketing. Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN 1-84542-100-0. a b c "Madonna's Magician". New York. New York. 25: 28–36. October 12, 1992. ISSN 0028-7369. Archived from the original on October 11, 2022 . Retrieved October 20, 2020. McMahon, Thomas (2000). Creative and Performing Artists for Teens, Volumen 3. Gale Group]. ISBN 0-7876-3976-1.There's a lot of really narrow-minded people. If I can change the way 1/100th of them thinks, then I've accomplished something". Malcolm, Jones (November 29, 1992). "Fabien Baron's Grand Designs". The Daily Beast. Archived from the original on April 11, 2013 . Retrieved December 13, 2012. The book gained controversy soon after it’s release, with the Vatican asking for it to be boycotted by Catholics, and Japan banning it’s sale shortly after it was released. If you are interested in buying or selling Madonna’s Sex Book, it is essential to do your research and determine its value accurately. Consulting experts, assessing the book’s condition, and understanding its rarity and demand can help you make informed decisions. a b c Michael, Kilian (October 7, 1992). "In Time For The Gift-giving Season: Madonna Gets Bookish About". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on October 7, 2012 . Retrieved December 13, 2012.

Benedetto, Pier Paolo (October 22, 1992). " "Sex Madonna" a ruba Molti in lista d'attesa". La Stampa (in Italian). p.37. Archived from the original on October 11, 2022 . Retrieved February 22, 2021.Stephen King has four titles in Bookfinder.com’s top 100, including the second most sought-after book Rage, which was published in 1977 under the pseudonym Richard Bachman. The rarity and demand of the book are the most significant factors that determine its value. Madonna’s Sex Book was a limited edition, with only 500,000 copies produced worldwide. The book’s rarity and the controversy surrounding its content have contributed to its high demand, making it a valuable collector’s item. Alan, Wright (August 15, 2008). "Pop superstars turn 50". BBC News. Archived from the original on August 2, 2012 . Retrieved December 7, 2012. Madonna claimed she was publishing Sex "to liberate America — free us all of our hang-ups". [5] She told Spin: "We live in a very repressed society, and I deal with erotic themes. The point I try to make is: Why should we feel ashamed of our sexuality?". [43] She stated later that the book "does not condone unsafe sexual practices". [3] Nicholas Callaway of Callaway Arts & Entertainment said the book was "inevitably going to be controversial. The book explores every aspect of sexual fantasy. It's hard to calculate the effect, [but], Sex should be considered 'art'". [44] It was rumored that Time Warner was nervous about the book's release, however, in an interview with Vanity Fair, William Sarnoff, president of Warner Books, said he felt Madonna "should pursue all avenues of creativity as she defines it". The Warner company said they would make sure Sex reached its target audience. They reminded the public the book was safely wrapped in a Mylar bag to prevent in-store peeping and contained a warning label. [5]

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