Tragically, I once had a gig writing copy for an on-line drugstore. I was (well) paid to come up with (boring) “content” for products such as Cherry Chapstick.

This was the mid-90s. Cherry Chapstick had been around since the mid-forevers. There was nothing new to say about Cherry Chapstick. Madonna had been around awhile, too. I did not feel dissimilarly.

Me and Madonna. No; seriously. That's me.

Is there anything new to say about her in 2012?

Editor Lauren Barcella and 39 writers give it the college try in the brand-new anthology Madonna & Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop (Soft Skull Press, March, 2012.)

I’ll be reviewing the anthology for the literary magazine PLOP!.

What do you think? Is Madge still relevant? Was she ever, to you?

Which of her personas do you think is the “real” her: Trampy Virgin? Glitzy Material Girl?  Toy of Boys? Toy of Girls and Boys? Adopt-a-Refugee Day? Yoga Fabric Maiden?

All or none of the above?

What about that accent?

Sound off, fans and detractors alike.

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