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Lady Gaga bio is on the way

February 4, 2010 | 10:29 am

Ladygaga_grammysWas it the crazy headgear? The cage-like dresses? The sculptural hairdos? The multiple Grammy Awards?

Something got the attention of the Overlook Press, which has announced it will publish the first (if unauthorized) biography of Lady Gaga. The book "Lady Gaga: Behind the Fame" will tell the story of 23-year-old Stefani Germanotta, Catholic school girl turned go-go dancer.

Due to hit shelves early next month, the book will be 288 pages, 32 of which will be devoted to photos.

The news release states that this "inspiring story" will be an "intimate look into the music, fashion, art and life of the first Lady of pop."

Don't tell Madonna. Or Beyonce. Or any other contenders for pop's first Lady.

The Overlook Press has published many biographies, focusing on creative types as diverse as William Faulkner, Ewan McGregor, Virginia Wolfe and British singing phenomenon Susan Boyle.

How will its Lady Gaga bio compare? 

All I know is I hope it comes in a sparkly, lightning-bolt cage.

-- Carolyn Kellogg

Photo: Lady Gaga with the Grammy Awards she won this week. Credit: Andrew Gombert / EPA