5 More Famous Musicians Who Became Incredible Authors

5 More Famous Musicians Who Became Incredible Authors

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Coming April 23rd is singer and songwriter Devendra Banhart’s third book, and according to Pitchfork , this time it’s a collection of poetry. Entitled Weeping Gang Bliss Void Yab-Yum, it’s sure to be something to feast your eyes on.     After all, his last two books, both collaborations with Adam Tullie,  I Left My Noodle on Ramen Street and Unburdened by Meaning, sounded just as crazy, and they don’t disappoint. Trust me, I’ve seen some crazy things. Much like In His Own Write by John Lennon. He also was a singer and songwriter and – is this the second of …

Oxford University Opens Explicit Book Collection After 100 Years

Oxford University Opens Explicit Book Collection After 100 Years

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Madonna and Oscar Wilde have more in common than their status as icons of the LGBT+ community: they’re both authors of ‘obscene’ works. After 136 years of censorship, Oxford University is opening its restricted collection—one of the world’s largest—to the public in a historic exhibition.   Image Via Siriusxm.blogspot.com   Though her pop star persona has somehow eclipsed her literary career, Madonna is the author of controversial coffee-table book Sex. The carefully curated collection of erotic and soft-core photos landed her a spot in the Oxford Bodleian Library’s restricted collection alongside author superstars D.H. Lawrence and Oscar Wilde. Lawrence achieved lasting notoriety for …

Madonna May Be Queen of Pop But She’s Also an Amazing Author

Madonna May Be Queen of Pop But She’s Also an Amazing Author

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Today is our Queen-for-ever Madonna’s birthday! Happy BIRTHDAY girl! Her extraordinary and inspiring music business has become a “needless-to-say” and here I would like to unfold another perspective on this diva.   What inspired Madonna to create picture books is Kabbalah fable stories. Enjoying the deeper meaning hidden in the simple stories, Madonna dedicated herself to creating the books in order to convey the importance of following your heart.      Image via madonnaunderground.com     Her first publication The English Roses (2003) sold 40 million copies and topped the Children Picture Books list at New York Times   Notably, all the royalties from the books are donated to …