Roses by Madonna
Paris, Sept. 15 (Reuters): Pop superstar Madonna reinvented herself again today, donning the mantle of childrenís author to launch her book The English Roses in 100 countries and 30 languages in an unprecedented publishing blitz.
The Material Girl has turned over a new leaf since her 1992 X-rated book of erotic photographs, Sex. Now a mother of two, Madonna is trying her hand at bed-time stories.
ďThe most fun Iíve had of all the things Iíve done creatively has been to write these books,Ē the blonde icon told a packed Paris news conference.
ďIím not doing it to become more famous and Iím not doing it to become richer and Iím not doing it because I think itís cool. Iím doing it because I want to share something I know with children,Ē she said.
Madonna said her new venture was inspired by her studies into the mystical kabbalah, an esoteric offshoot of Judaism.
ďIím actually quite proud of my journey because the Sex book was about me and saying: ĎHey, look at me!í and the childrenís books are about hopefully imparting some wisdom.Ē The pop diva has toned down her image since the birth of her daughter Lourdes and her marriage to Guy Ritchie, trading her conical bra and raunchy stage shows for tweed jackets.