Madonna Sex book – most desired out of print title

Posted on 26 April 2012
By Carlton Whitfield
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Madonna’s explicit book Sex has been named as America’s most sought after out-of-print title of the year, according to BookFinder’s annual report.

This black and white shot shows a topless Madonna posing with a cigarette in her mouth, her hair in a Marilyn bouffant and her mascaraed eyes looking directly into the lens.

The mix of allure and sexual control is indisputable and it’s no wonder that the singer chose Meisel to be her chief collaborator on her Sex book two years later. Widely derided at the time, Sex now sells for around £650.

In Sex she wrote: “A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.”

Sex has been one of the most popular out-of-print titles in the US for years and a collector’s item since it was first published in 1992.

The book search engine, a subsidiary of AbeBooks, predicts: “Since Madonna is never one to do something twice, and the fact that the once highly controversial book is less edgy than it once was leads us to guess that Sex will remain out of print.”