"They thought they would wake up one day and I would go away, but I'm not going to go away."Madonna: Inspirations captures the singular essence of this star and highlights her determination as an inspiration to all. Using only the star's own words, Madonna offers readers a glance into the hard work and dedication of this woman who is not afraid to bare it all-a natural inspiration to everyone who dares to be different. Catch a glimpse into this enigma:
* "Sometimes you gotta tell the world the way you feel, even if they don't want to hear about it."
* "When I'm hungry, I eat. When I'm thirsty, I drink. When I feel like saying something, I say it."
* "When my daughter was born, I was born again." Madonna features over 50 photographs in a thoroughly modern design for a striking and unique look. The entire text of the book is composed of Madonna's own words.
Essential Works is a book design, editing, and concept-creation company. In 2004 the company created the New York Times best-seller Hippie. In Fall 2005, the company produced Book of Secrets, Book of Lies, and the Inspiration series Madonna and Dylan for Andrews McMeel Publishing.