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8 books of Maureen Callahan

In just a two-­year span, Stefani Germanotta, a struggling performer in New York's Lower East Side burlesque scene, has become the global demographic-­smashing pop icon known as Lady Gaga. She is a once-­in-­a-­decade artist, a gifted singer, composer, designer, and performance artist who mixes high and low culture, the avant-­garde with the accessible, authenticity with artifice. Who is Lady Gaga? She is a twenty-­five-­year-­old woman whose stage mantra--­"I'm a free bitch!­"--­is the polar opposite of who she is offstage: isolated, insecure, and unable to be alone. She is an outrÉ artist who wanted to be a sensitive singer-­songwriter. She is a woman who says no man can ever compete with her career, but who goes back and forth with the ex-­boyfriend who said she was too ambitious. She claims not to care what people think, but spends her downtime online, reading what people have to say about her. She claims to be a con artist and utterly authentic. She is never less than compelling. Based on . . .

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A glittering history of fashion in the 1990s, told through the lives of Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, and Alexander McQueen—the three iconic personalities who defined the time.­The 1950s had rock ‘n’ roll and the 60s had the Beats. In t...

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A glittering history of fashion in the 1990s, told through the lives of Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, and Alexander McQueen—the three iconic personalities who defined the time.

The 1950s had rock ‘n’ roll and the 60s had the Beats. In the 70s and 80s, it was punk rock and modern art. But for the 1990s, it was all about the fashion—and Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, and Alexander McQueen were the trio of rebel geniuses who made it great.

Veteran style and pop culture journalist Maureen Callahan takes you back to the 90s, to the moment when supermodel glamazons gave way to heroin chic, the alternative became the mainstream, and fashion became the cradle for the most exciting artistic and cultural innovations of the age. Packed with dishy stories of some of the most celebrated personalities of the day, Champagne Supernovas gives you the inside scoop from designers like Anna Sui and Isaac Mizrahi; scenesters like Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth and Sassy magazine’s Jane Pratt; plus a bevy of . . .

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En poco menos de un año, Stefani Germanotta, una desconocida artista de la escena musical alternativa del Lower East Side neoyorquino, se convirtió en un icono de carácter global que responde al nombre de Lady Gaga. Artistas como ella ?­capaces de ...

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"Stop feeding me bullshit. Tell me the truth.­"—­Lady Gaga, 2009"I hate the truth. I hate the truth so much I prefer a giant dose of bullshit any day over the truth.­"—­Lady Gaga, 2010In little over a year, Stefani Germanotta, a struggling performer in New York's Lower East Side burlesque scene, has become the global demographic-­smashing pop icon known as Lady Gaga. She is a once-­in-­a-­decade artist, a gifted singer, composer, designer, and performance artist who mixes high and low culture, the avant-­garde with the accessible, authenticity with artifice.­Who is Lady Gaga? She is a twenty-­four-­year-­old woman whose stage mantra—­"I'm a free bitch!­"—­is the polar opposite of who she is offstage: isolated, insecure, and unable to be alone. She is an outré artist who wanted to be a sensitive singer-­songwriter, whose musical heroes include Britney Spears, Billy Joel, and Bruce Springsteen. She is a woman who says no man can ever compete with her career...

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In just a two-­year span, Stefani Germanotta, a struggling performer in New York's Lower East Side burlesque scene, has become the global demographic-­smashing pop icon known as Lady Gaga. She is a once-­in-­a-­decade artist, a gifted singer, composer, designer, and performance artist who mixes high and low culture, the avant-­garde with the accessible, authenticity with artifice.­Who is Lady Gaga? She is a twenty-­five-­year-­old woman whose stage mantra--­"I'm a free bitch!­"--­is the polar opposite of who she is offstage: isolated, insecure, and unable to be alone. She is an outrÉ artist who wanted to be a sensitive singer-­songwriter. She is a woman who says no man can ever compete with her career, but who goes back and forth with the ex-­boyfriend who said she was too ambitious. She claims not to care what people think, but spends her downtime online, reading what people have to say about her. She claims to be a con artist and utterly authentic. She is never less than compelling.­Based on . . .

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Books of Maureen Callahan