Publishing Phenomenon Sylvia Day visits Booktopia

Things got distinctly hotter in the office today when international bestselling erotic romance author Sylvia Day came to Booktopia! And not just because of the author’s love of red hot snacks…

Today we had the distinct honour of having international phenomenon Sylvia Day come to visit. In amongst the signing of PILES AND PILES of copies of Entwined with You, the third book in her Crossfire series, we learned a few interesting facts about Ms Day:

Sylvia Day at Booktopia with a huge pile of Entwined with You

Sylvia Day and just a few of the copies of ‘Entwined with You’

Sylvia hard at work

Interesting Fact #1: Sylvia has to wear a special band-aid to protect her finger while signing – she has done so much signing in the past few months that she has a permanent dent and bruise on her ring finger!

Interesting Fact #2: Sylvia writes back to her fans’ emails, even when they’re complaining about her books! Now there’s an author who respects her readers.

Interesting Fact #3: Sylvia is obsessed with eating XXX Cheetos and sparkling water while writing  – her local store makes a special order just for her.

Sylvia Day with Booktopia's Romance specialist, Haylee Nash (no relation)

Sylvia and Me!

You can get your very own piece of Sylvia (not literally – ewww) from Booktopia – click here to pick up a signed edition of Entwined with You.

Sylvia Day with Booktopia's John Purcell AKA Natasha Walker, author of The Secret Lives of Emma

Sylvia & Natasha (aka John Purcell) together at last

Thanks for coming in Sylvia. Hope to see you again soon – we’ll supply the Cheetos!


Haylee Nash has a confession to make – she LOVES erotic romance. The hotter the better. Right, that feels better. She is also the Romance Specialist at Booktopia. You can follow her on twitter at LoveAtBooktopia or Like her on facebook at RomanceAtBooktopia.

Welcome to the world baby Kimye! A gift from your fans at Booktopia

KIM-KARDASHIAN-BARE-BABY-BUMP-570Like the little drummer boy, one can often feel at a loss as to what to buy the offspring of the world’s hottest couple. Fear not – Haylee Nash shares her recommendations on the best buys for baby (and entourage).

Oh joyous day! After six months of anxious waiting, the happy day is here at last!

That’s right, glamazon, enterpreneur and true north on our moral compass Kim Kardashian and rapper/lover of women/ultimate man-bag Kanye West have finally welcomed their little bundle of joy into the world and I could not be happier.

But what to give the couple and their precious package to celebrate this most blessed occasion? Books of course! We here at Booktopia have compiled a list especially for the new family, one that is sure to see them through any crisis, whether fashion-related or otherwise.

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Manon, author of Unzipped: How to Have the Hottest Sex of Your Life, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

 Click here for more details or to buy...The Booktopia Book Guru asks

Manon

author of Unzipped: How to Have the Hottest Sex of Your Life

Ten Terrifying Questions

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1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled?

I was born in Sydney at 3 am – a mischievous time to be born. As a baby, I relished eating dirt and held an inquisitive yet shy disposition. My shy demeanour as a young girl did not catapult me into the realms of super model stardom when I started modelling during school, I felt more comfortable behind the camera winning the photographers’ prize at school. I lived in Manhattan for three years after graduating from fashion design college and worked as a fashion assistant for Vogue, Allure and Mademoiselle and, yes, working for Anna Wintour is unerringly like the movie The Devil Wears Prada.

I have recently returned to Sydney from Los Angeles, living in one of Charlie Chaplin’s 1920s treehouses, where he used to house his Hollywood starlets. It was where I wrote Unzipped. I have sadly experienced much tragedy as both my sisters have passed – death is so cruel to everyone involved, and not a day goes by without thinking about how much I miss them; I feel awkward without them. I have a French Bijon Frise/Poodle called Shadow – a human dog of sorts who loves to try to make me jealous by flirting with my girlfriends (he is a lot like my ex-boyfriend, actually!). I like to dream and create, which is lucky, as I am writer.

I am also very fortunate to surrounded by so many magnificent friends that I feel truly loved and supported. My love of writing and experiencing life’s twists and turns and turn-ons is my vocation so stay tuned-in for my next novel.Author: Manon Youdale

2. What did you want to be when you were twelve, eighteen and thirty? And why?

I had no idea what I wanted to be at 12 but I had already written my first children’s novel and an autobiography.
At 18 I wanted to be a successful businesswoman but could not decide on which industry.
At 30 I felt a bit lost as to my life’s purpose, until I tapped into my inner 12-year-old and began my research for Unzipped. I realised then that I am happiest when I’m writing.

3. What strongly held belief did you have at eighteen that you do not have now?

At 12, I trusted my gut instincts, which became my code of honour. My code kept me strong, as I knew what I believed in was right for me. Along the way outside influences allowed me to stray from my code and path. Today I follow my original code and no one will ever change that.

4. What were three big events – in the family circle or on the world stage or in your reading life, for example – you can now say, had a great effect on you and influenced you in your career path?

Event 1) Being named Manon. My name ignited a sharpened interest to write and research about the wonderful world of seduction and sensuality.
Event 2) Breaking up with my fiancé, who had discouraged me from following my dreams and writing Unzipped.
3) Being published by Random House Australia, who believed in my dreams.

5. Considering the innumerable electronic media avenues open to you – blogs, online newspapers, TV, radio, etc – why have you chosen to write a book? aren’t they obsolete?

Tradition is important to me and books are tangible, tactile and they feel beautiful between one’s fingertips. I also receive immense joy seeing my name and book cover in a store window, which will also live on the shelves of libraries for future readers – the internet cannot offer that sensation of touch.

6. Please tell us about your latest book…

Click here for more details or to buy...I wanted to understand what makes women irresistible to men and to explore what a young woman could achieve if she spent time awakening her femininity and tapping into her sensuality: will she enjoy life and love much more than if she were to neglect her desires out of shame or fear?

Unzipped teaches women to treat themselves with respect and shows them how to get the most out of their bodies and relationships. My material comes from years sharing saucy secrets with amazing women and men and by watching, asking, experimenting, discussing and formulating tips and tricks. It’s fun, it’s serious and it’s essential.

(BBGuru: publisher’s blurb – Mmmm. Let’s talk about sex . . .

Unleash the sexy, modern woman within yourself and discover a world of sensuality and sexual pleasure that will drive you and your partner wild.

This little book of treasures unlocks your feminine sex appeal and introduces you to the fine art of seduction – for maximum effect.

Pearls of wisdom to keep you ahead of the sexy pack include:
– Sustaining a healthy mind and body;
– Developing a powerful yet feminine confidence;
– Boosting your sex appeal;
– How to become a sensual goddess;
– Playing out your innermost sexual fantasies;
– The ultimate orgasm and much, much more.

Unzipped will have you swinging your hips like a supermodel, whispering those naughty one-liners, looking the part and owning your sexiness. Tune in, turn on and make out.)

Click here to buy Unzipped from Booktopia,
Australia’s Local Bookstore

7. If your work could change one thing in this world – what would it be?

To empower all women – to help them love themselves for who they are, and to equip them with the tools to embrace their individual sensuality.Click here for more details or to buy...

8. Whom do you most admire and why?

Beyoncé. She is hard-working, composed, loving, cheeky, sexy, true to herself and has stuck to her dreams. An inspirational woman.

9. Many people set themselves very ambitious goals. What are yours?

My immediate goal is to finish the novel I am working on, fall in love, bear two children. I also want to write a TV sitcom and a perhaps a movie or two.

10. What advice do you give aspiring writers?

Ask yourself: what is the essence of who you are? Is there a story that you want to share? If so, dictate your thoughts, write them down, form chapters and get published. Have fun, give back and make your literary mark in history.

Manon, thank you for playing.

Click here to buy Unzipped from Booktopia,
Australia’s Local Bookstore

Review: Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East by Benjamin Law (Review by Catherine Horne)

I first became acquainted with Benjamin Law’s writing in the pages of frankie magazine several years ago and he has since become one of my favourite Australian writers. So when a copy of Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East turned up at the Booktopia office I acted like a deranged fangirl and declared that I must – MUST! – review this book. And, unsurprisingly, my instincts were proven right. This book is an illuminating exploration of an issue that does not normally get a mention in discussions of Australia’s engagement with Asia, and Law provides some valuable insights into the nations he visits.

In Gaysia Law becomes our enthusiastic guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) experience in seven countries: Indonesia, Thailand, China, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar and India. In each chapter Law generally focuses on one or two specific examples from the country at hand (for example, gay conversion therapies in Malaysia or a beauty pageant for transsexual women in Thailand), and uses this to explore the wider issues of gay acceptance in that country. This approach works well as Law is able to gain great insights from the people he interviews, and this makes for a very warm and engaging work. To his credit, Law does recognise that his approach does not encompass the totality of LGBT experience and he cannot provide a sweeping analysis of homosexuality in Asia. The work does not suffer because of this; the greatest strength of the book is its focus on personal stories as this provides an opportunity to engage with people who, for the most part, would have otherwise remained invisible to us.

Each nation Law takes us to throws up a different set of issues, and he makes clear the ways in which the social, cultural and political norms of a particular country influence the ways in which queer sexualities are perceived and experienced. For example, Law discovers that gay personalities are everywhere on Japanese television, but are expected to behave in a way which essentially renders them as figures of entertainment; they are drag queens with wicked senses of humour, or super-camp gay men with biting social critiques (basically think of the campest gay stereotype that you can, add a vat of glitter, and you’ve got what Law is describing here). While the visibility of certain types of queer identities is positive in that it at least shows a superficial acceptance of homosexuality, the absence of others, particularly lesbians, hints at a deeper lack of acceptance or understanding of LGBT issues in Japanese society.

In stark contrast to Japan is Myanmar, a country struggling with an exorbitantly high HIV infection rate for gay men (where they are 42 times more likely to contact HIV than their counterparts in any other country) and woefully inadequate resources to cope with the crisis. Further, the grinding poverty, lack of education and geographic isolation prevalent among Myanmar’s citizens means that many may never gain access to the life-saving drugs they need. The contrast between Japan and Myanmar not only demonstrates the varying challenges that people of different backgrounds in Asia face; it also gives the reader a valuable insight into the society and culture of each nation.

For me, Gaysia did not only provide a fascinating insight into the experiences of LGBT people in Asia, but into the broader social and cultural structures of each country. In the chapter on Malaysia, for example, Law provides a sense of the multiplicity of religions, their regional concentrations and the roles they play in Malaysian society. This ability to ground each chapter in a broader context really strengthens the work and provides yet another reason why this book is so valuable. Law recognises that in each country deeply ingrained historical, cultural and political factors influence the ways in which queer sexualities are regarded, as exemplified by gays and lesbians marrying each other to stave off parental pressure in China or the existence of a ‘third sex’ in Thailand. Law demonstrates the unique circumstances, and difficulties, that each nation’s gay population faces in their struggle to find a place in their societies.

Gaysia is an absolutely fascinating book, and I have gained so much from reading it. There are many heartbreaking stories of familial rejection, of hiding identity and, overwhelmingly, of feeling invisible. Yet there are also stories of resilience, happiness and love. Gaysia is a book with human experience at its core, and these stories are wonderfully brought to life through Law’s vivid documentation of his quest through the queer heart of Asia.

Review by Catherine Horne

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ONE TO READ IN THE BATH: In The Pleasure Groove: Love, Death and Duran Duran by John Taylor

The frank, funny and intimate autobiography of Duran Duran’s legendary bassist, John Taylor

With Duran Duran, John Taylor has created some of the greatest songs of our time. From the disco dazzle of debut single ‘Planet Earth’ right up to their latest number one album All You Need is Now, Duran Duran has always had the power to sweep the world onto its feet.

It’s been a ride – and for John in particular, the ride has been wild, thrilling…and dangerous. Now, for the first time, he tells his incredible story – a tale of dreams fulfilled, lessons learned and demons conquered.

A shy only child, Nigel John Taylor wasn’t an obvious candidate for pop stardom and frenzied girl panic. But when he ditched his first name and picked up a bass guitar, everything changed. John formed Duran Duran with his friend Nick Rhodes in the spring of 1978 and they were soon joined by Roger Taylor, then Andy Taylor and finally Simon Le Bon. Together they were an immediate, massive global success story, their pictures on millions of walls, every single a worldwide hit.

In his frank, compelling autobiography, John recounts the highs – hanging out with icons like Bowie, Warhol and even James Bond; dating Vogue models and driving fast cars – all the while playing hard with the band he loved. But he faced tough battles ahead – troubles that brought him to the brink of self-destruction – before turning his life around.

Told with humour, honesty and hard-won wisdom and packed with exclusive pictures, IN THE PLEASURE GROOVE is a fascinating, irresistible portrait of a man who danced into the fire…and came through the other side.

Click here to order your copy of In The Pleasure Groove from Booktopia,
Australia’s No.1 Online Bookshop

About the Author

John Taylor is the bass player and a founding member of Duran Duran. To date the band has sold over eighty million records worldwide and been awarded six prestigious Lifetime Achievement awards, including ones from the BRITs and MTV. Their latest album, All You Need is Now, debuted at number one in fifteen countries. John has also recorded and toured with members of Chic, The Sex Pistols and Guns N’ Roses. Born in Birmingham, John now lives between Wiltshire and Los Angeles. He is married with three children.

Jesse Fink, author of Laid Bare: One Man’s Story of Sex, Love and Other Disorders, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

 The Booktopia Book Guru asks

Jesse Fink

author of Laid Bare: One Man’s Story of Sex, Love and Other Disorders

Ten Terrifying Questions

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1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled?

I was born in London in 1973, where I stayed for six months before my mother’s relatives demanded I be brought home. ­­­So my Australian parents sold all their things and moved to Sydney. I grew up in Balmoral Beach, then, when my parents divorced in 1979, I moved with my mother to Balmain. Back then it was still a rough-and-tumble wharfies’ suburb. Dawn Fraser ran the Riverview Hotel across the road. I went to Fort Street High School in Petersham. I consider myself a Balmain boy at heart even though I now live in the east and rarely leave Darlinghurst or Potts Point. Balmain people from that era stay Balmain people for life, wherever they end up.

2. What did you want to be when you were twelve, eighteen and thirty? And why?

At twelve I wanted to be a cartoonist; at eighteen Henry Miller, living in Paris and making love to women that looked like Françoise Hardy; at thirty I was still entertaining ideas of being a writer and running off to Europe with my family and British passport but had yet to get out of book editing and take the leap into full-time writing. That opportunity came much later. I’ve always been artistic and drawn to writers, filmmakers, painters, musicians, booksellers, dancers…

3. What strongly held belief did you have at eighteen that you do not have now?

That Woody Allen was the greatest filmmaker in the universe. Manhattan changed my life. I prefer Spanish, Mexican and South American cinema now. City of God and Amores Perros are films that could never have been made in the States.

4. What were three big events – in the family circle or on the world stage or in your reading life, for example – you can now say, had a great effect on you and influenced you in your career path?

Françoise Hardy

One, I would say being the son of two artists: my mother was a well-known, internationally recognised glass artist; my father was a successful director of television commercials and later became a painter. His father was a landscape painter. My ex-wife was a singer. I’ve grown up around creative people and been surrounded by books, paintings and dusty old stacks of LPs all my life. My family has always been very encouraging about my career decisions and they’ve supported me through a lot, including the writing of Laid Bare. And that’s worth remarking on because there are parts of the book about them and not all of what I write is flattering. My divorce reopened some old wounds. But I am very grateful for everything they’ve done for me and my daughter, who’s called “Evie” in the book.

Two, meeting an English guy in a bar in Hamburg who offered me a job writing soccer columns for a TV network in Australia. That opportunity allowed me to close the door on my editing life and move into writing daily and getting well paid for it, even though I’d cut my teeth as a writer for Inside Sport and been up for some awards before then. But the columns raised my profile immeasurably, they gave me the opportunity to write my first book, 15 Days in June, and they changed my life in all sorts of ways – which I talk about in Laid Bare.

Third, reading writers such as Stephen Vizinczey, Max Frisch, Paul Theroux, James Lee Burke, David Lodge, Richard Russo, Robert Hughes, Peter Robb, Christopher Koch, the Amises. Reading their best books is an infinitely pleasurable experience.

There’s a line in Vizinczey’s In Praise of Older Women that inspired the narrative: “As love is an emotional glimpse of eternity, one can’t help half-believing that genuine love will last forever.” It opens Laid Bare.

5.  Considering the innumerable electronic media avenues open to you – blogs, online newspapers, TV, radio, etc – why have you chosen to write a book? Aren’t they obsolete?

Not at all. I’ve worked in pretty much every medium you mentioned and there’s nothing as fulfilling and challenging as writing a book. Blogs are not very difficult. I’ve written thousands on soccer and I had a good career doing it. But they’re ephemeral. Similarly, I’ve written a ton of magazine articles. People read them then forget about them. Books endure. They are tactile and treasured. When you write a book you feel you are contributing something just a little bit worthwhile to the sum of human knowledge. Nothing will ever replace the book as the most important medium for written expression. I admire anyone who has the dedication and skill to write a good book. Especially those people who do it without fat advances or any advances at all.

6.  Please tell us about your latest book…

I never set out to write Laid Bare. I hate the word “organically” but it really did begin organically. I was frustrated and bored with the limitations of my columns for Fox Sports and SBS Sport (I’d racked up about 500 by the time I left SBS, in July 2011) and wanted to write something substantial again after doing 15 Days in June in 2007 but didn’t know what or where to begin.

One day I went to the Darlo Bar in Sydney, ordered a glass of wine, took a seat outside and – like magic – just started writing about my breakup with my wife, who’s called “Lara” in the book. It had been the single most traumatic event of my life and I’d only recently started to feel at peace with what had happened. This was four years after the split. I didn’t set out to write it with any malice or for it to be cathartic. I just wanted to write. When I read back what I’d written later that evening I realised it was the best thing I’d ever done: raw, honest, drawn from experience rather than my head.

Those words would go on to land me a commission with marie claire magazine, which published an 800-word story of mine on how it feels to have your heart broken. It ran in the September 2011 issue with a huge, rather disconcerting picture of my face over a double-page spread. But it got an amazing response. I still get letters from women telling me they’d read the story and been touched by it. I took that story with a proposal to Hachette Australia and they saw the potential of developing it into a book that chronicled my experiences of separation and divorce plus my battles with OCD and depression, but also took in a broader theme of disconnected relationships in a world that is more connected than ever. Indeed the working title for the book was Disconnected Love. It took six months to write.

So Laid Bare covers a lot of bases apart from own story: the relevance of marriage, the wisdom of monogamy, the shortcomings of online dating, the intrusion of technology into our personal lives, decreasing intimacy in a world of instantly accessible pornography, the hidden mental and emotional lives of men, and much more. Ultimately, though, it’s a book about love – with some sex thrown in.

Click here to buy Laid Bare from Booktopia,
Australia’s No.1 Online Book Shop

7. If your work could change one thing in this world – what would it be?

I hope people come away from reading Laid Bare having been challenged enough to perhaps start re-evaluating the choices they make or have made in their relationships, careers and sex lives. The message of the book is to take risks. Put your integrity at a premium. Be true to yourself. Lead a full life. It’s the only one you’ve got. Oh, and that it’s okay to screw up occasionally.

8. Whom do you most admire and why?

Michael McDonald, the former singer and keyboardist for the Doobie Brothers. Apart from possessing a heaven-sent voice and having an awesome shock of white hair he writes the most incredible and profoundly affecting songs about love. There was a golden period with the Doobies in the late 1970s when he wrote “What a Fool Believes”, “It Keeps You Runnin’” “Minute by Minute”, “Losin’ End”, “Nothin’ But a Heartache”, “How Do The Fools Survive?” and others. The common theme of all these songs was relationships. Love and loss. Being a romantic fool. I recognised myself in a lot of his lyrics. The songs spoke to me during a really dark time in my life. I never fail to be touched by his music from that 1976–’81 period with the Doobies. I listen to it every day. McDonald deserves much more recognition as an important artist. Not just as a musician. “Losin’ End” is used as the opening track in Laid Bare. The lyrics “Remember me/I was your fool for really quite a long time/’Til I found out how it feels to play/On the losin’ end” could qualify as the divorced man’s anthem. Each chapter has an accompanying track. I wish the book had come with a CD of the music that has inspired me. It would be full of McDonald songs.

9. Many people set themselves very ambitious goals. What are yours?

To have a long-term relationship that can withstand everything that’s thrown at it. To have another kid. To run the Boston Marathon. To write more books: starting with a music biography or travel narrative. I have small, realistic goals and count myself lucky to just be here and be healthy again and be the father of a beautiful young girl.

10. What advice do you give aspiring writers?

To develop the faculty of finely calibrated self-bullshit detection. To put up bookshelves and fill them with all sorts of books, not just the ones with nice covers. To read great writers such as Richard Russo and Christopher Koch. To listen to great music and look at great art. To bypass writing teachers (in my view, you learn to write by absorption and osmosis not instruction). And most of all to experience the world – not just different places but different tastes, different sounds, different jobs, different relationships, different situations. Get out of your comfort zone. Don’t be afraid to say what you think. Take risks. Hearses don’t come with roof racks.

Jesse, thank you for playing.


Laid Bare: One Man’s Story of Sex, Love and Other Disorders

One man’s story of sex, love and other disorders.

Like a lot of men, Jesse Fink never thought it would happen to him.
But it did. His wife of 10 years and mother of his child walked out on him and into the arms of another man.
In that moment he lost his best friend, his soul mate, his family, his identity. His wife’s new lover even got his dog.
What came next was a freefall of the soul that would take him from contemplating cutting his wrists to sleeping with hundreds of women.

LAID BARE is a brutally honest account of one man’s emotional and mental oblivion after separation and divorce.

Jesse’s search for love and pleasure saw him jump headlong into the freewheeling and sometimes dangerous world of online dating. He visited brothels and massage parlours. He crossed the Pacific for doomed affairs. He disastrously moved in sight unseen with his high-school dream girl, a woman he hadn’t spoken to for 25 years but reunited with on Facebook. He flew off to Hollywood to connect with yet another beautiful woman he sparked with online and found himself in the kitchen of the real-life Bridget Jones. And he managed to get his heart broken all over again with a brilliant but turbulent young artist.

With remarkable frankness, Jesse opens up about his complicity in the failure of his marriage, his battles with OCD, his struggles as a single dad, his sex addiction and his desperate desire to find love. He shares it all the good, the bad and the ugly.

His chance at personal salvation finally comes in the unconditional love of his eight-year-old daughter.

This time, if he pays attention, he might just get it right.

Click here to buy Laid Bare from Booktopia,
Australia’s No.1 Online Book Shop

Earlier this week we posted this…

Jesse Fink: The Top 5 Books I Would
and the Top 5 Books I Wouldn’t Want To See On A
Woman’s Dating Profile

…it caused a bit of a stir.

Lady Gaga reads from her new book… LADY GAGA X TERRY RICHARDSON

The first official book by international superstar Lady Gaga.

In this book of original, behind-the-scenes photographs, acclaimed photographer Terry Richardson follows superstar Lady Gaga during one year of her life, from Lollapalooza through the final show of her Monster Ball tour.

During the time period he followed Gaga, Richardson took over 100,000 images and attended more than 30 Monster Ball dates around the world. From the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards to the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal rally in Portland, Maine, to the Thierry Mugler show at Maxime, Paris, Richardson captures Lady Gaga as you’ve never seen her before.

A year-long global odyssey – all access, nothing off limits – this is the book Lady Gaga fans have been waiting for.

360 pages of Gaga

PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY HERE NOW

Available 22nd November 2011

How Bummed would you Be if you Missed Out…

About the Contributors

LADY GAGA came to prominence following the release of her debut studio album The Fame (2008), which included the hits ‘Just Dance’, ‘Poker Face’, and ‘Bad Romance’. She is well-recognized for her outre sense of style as a recording artist, in fashion, in performance and in her music videos. Her contributions to the music industry have garnered her numerous achievements including five Grammy Awards amongst twelve nominations, two Guinness World Records and the estimated sale of 20 million albums and 64 million singles worldwide. Billboard named her both the ‘2010 Artist of the Year’ and the top selling artist of 2010 ranking her as the 73rd Artist of the 2000s decade. Gaga was named Forbes’ Most Powerful Woman in the World 2011 and was included in Time’s annual ‘The 2010 Time 100′ list of the most influential people in the world.

TERRY RICHARDSON is one of the most prolific and compelling photographers of his generation. Known for his uncanny ability to cut to the raw essence of whomever appears before his lens, Mr. Richardson’s vision is at once humorous, tragic, beautiful, and provocative. Richardson’s editorial work has appeared in magazines such as French Vogue, British Vogue, GQ, and Harper’s Bazaar. Richardson’s work has been the subject of numerous group and one man shows throughout the world.

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