Lady Gaga: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies... (Paula Johanson)
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Greenwood Press: Lady Gaga: A Biography details Lady Gaga's life from birth to 2011. Readers will learn about her personal background-- where she was born, who her parents were, what her early school years as a "weird girl" with "rabbit teeth" were like-- as well as her pre-fame years where she gained an education in music and "paid her dues" as a small-time professional in small performance venues. The many milestones of her wildly successful career so far are documented in detail, as are Haus of Gaga, the artistic collective that supports her performances; her ongoing activities as a performer; her presentation in couture and accessories; and her stated intentions for the future. This book will be an engrossing read for fans of Lady Gaga as well as anyone interested in popular culture or the entertainment industry. Its inclusion of chapter endnotes containing quotations and controversial points along with a bibliography of print and electronic resources make it an authoritative research tool for students as well.
About the Author
Paula Johanson has written and edited over two dozen nonfiction books on science, health, and literature, including Jobs in Sustainable Agriculture and World Poetry: "Evidence of Life", as well as the novel Tower in the Crooked Wood. She has edited curriculum educational materials and has been nominated twice for the Prix Aurora/Boreal Award for Canadian Science Fiction writing. An accredited teacher and long-standing member of SF Canada, Johanson is currently completing a master's degree in English at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.