And the Horse She Rode In On…

(Posted 10:33 PM PST, May 27, 2006)

Joan Cusack.

Of course, my all time fave Joan jest is the one she muttered in
WORKING GIRL: "Sometimes I sing and dance around the house in my
underwear. Doesn't make me Madonna. Never will."


And if her book (SEX)
and previous tours are proof positive that the Divine Miss Madge
doesn't keep it confined to the house, we now have the latest issue of W to remind us why there is one and only one Madonna (okay, two; but only one who trounces around in her underwear).

Best yet, it shows us why being  30/10 + ain't as scary as some would imagine.

The cover shot of Madonna, trussed up inequestrian garb, is coy in comparison to the other 58 (count'em, 58!)
pages within W's glossy folds. Despite having been bucked off the back
of her little pony, Madonna is making it clear to us that she has
bounced back, both literally and figuratively, in true fashionista
form: fishnets, black chiffon, a leather bikini, and a new tour built
around her resolve to get back on the (ahem) horse.

Truly cute, but personally, I couldn't see manuvering through the
hay and horse shite in such get(ti)up. Then again, each of us has her
own way of dealing with her demons. Besides, an outfit like that (on a
body like hers) has been known to leave men salivating  and
subservient, so maybe it will work on Mr. Ed, too.

My bet is on Madonna. I'll even take 5-to-1 odds.

Sittin' tall in the saddle,


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Barry Eisler has
come out with the newest in his John Rain series. this one is called
THE LAST ASSASSIN, and hits the shelves on Thursday, June 1, 2006. In
fact, if you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, Barry' is launching the
book on Thursday, June 1, at 7:30 pm, at:

LastassassinKepler's Books & Magazines
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, California

In fact, Barry is going to name a character in
the next Rain book for the person who spends the most money on any
Kepler's merchandise between 9:00 am Friday, May 26 and 9:30 pm
Thursday, June 1st. So pull out your charge card, and get immortalized!
TO Check out the latest on this promotion–and, of course, on the the
assassin with a heart of hot steel, go to Barry's site:

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