Poker Face

Poker Face

The Rise and Rise of Lady Gaga

Book - 2010
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Lady Gaga is a once-in-a-decade artist, the rare instant celebrity whose appearance can become a cultural event. Not since Madonna's breakout success in the mid-1980s has the world witnessed the advent of a pop culture provocateur who mixes high and low culture, the avant-garde with the accessible, 'downtown' authenticity with the sheen of glamorous artifice. This brand-new biography is a must-read for her many fans, as well as anyone interested in her amazing success story. Written by pop culture veteran Maureen Callahan, it is the most comprehensive book on Lady Gaga to date.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, 2010
ISBN: 9781401324094
Branch Call Number: 782.42164090 LadyG-C 21058
Characteristics: 238 p. :,ill
Alternative Title: Lady Gaga


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Jean-Pierre Lebel
Jan 19, 2012

Pokerface is a short and poorly written biography. The average reader will get through this in 2 days; big font, a lot of white space, huge margins, you get the idea. The author quotes a large of people whom inexplicably also wish to remain anonymous. Additionally she references several unpublished magazine articles. There is plenty of 'he said', 'she said' quotes. The most laughable part of the writing is the number of "description-y" words used; meaning the author will tack on a hyphen, letter Y to create apparently descriptive words (space-age-y, Elton-John-Y, etc). Don't bother with this junk, instead wait for the official biography.

Oct 26, 2010

do you like GAGA


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Jean-Pierre Lebel
Jan 20, 2012

Coarse Language: The author quotes people verbatim; there are about 20 objectionable words.

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