Upon the first opening, the book is housed in a black cardboard slipcase wrapped in plastic with a red sticker on it. The back of the slipcase feature the content of the book along with the pressing number out of the 10 000 copies printed. Members of the press received an unnumbered copy.
The book itself when removed from the slipcase is wrapped in a tinted red plastic along with two collectible cardboard puzzles. The first is a picture from the July 15, 2009 photoshoot with Markus Klinko & Indrani[A] and the second from the July 7, 2008 shoot with Gitte Meldgaard[B]. The cover of the Book of Gaga is made in a mirror-like foil with "LADY|GAGA" written on the front.
[Page 5] I. Manifesto of Little Monsters
There's something heroic about the way my fans operate their cameras. So precisely and intricately, so proudly, and so methodically. Like Kings writing the history of their people.
It's their prolific nature that both creates and procures what will later be perceived as the "kingdom." So, the real truth about Lady Gaga fans lies in this sentiment: They are the kings. They are the queens. They write the history of the kingdom, while I am something of a devoted Jester.
It is in the theory of perception that we have established our bond. Or, the lie, I should say, for which we kill. We are nothing without our image. Without our projection. Without the spiritual hologram of who we perceive ourselves to be, or rather to become, in the future.
When you're lonely,
I'll be lonely too,
And this is the fame.
Fan art by Raizel/rzk12 with a handwritten comment in sharpie by Gaga: "GAGA LOVES LITTLE MONSTERS"
[P7, from left ro right]
"I ♡ MY FANS, MONSTERS"
Album cover fan art by UNCREDITED
San Francisco in 2008
"$ FOR LIGHT SHOW= DISCOSTICK"
"'DADA / GAGA"
Enclave on August 14 of 2008 with Dina and Miss Jones in Chicago. (Photography by ???)
① "The Fame Ball 2009, I designed Fame Ball. Board in Ireland (You can't see but there's whiskey next to me on floor)", ② 'Countdown', ③ 'From new video' (backdrop), ④ Beautiful Dirty Rich + Money Honey ? (???)?, ⑤ 'Poker Face acoustic', ⑥ P????? fade silhouette into..., ⑦ "4 ART/POP installation: ❶ Spider/Paparazzi shutter dress ❷ Ziggy Stardust motorcycle ❸ Bubble Dreams ❹ The City (Metropolis)" 'Paparazzi', ⑧ Films #1 Pop ate my heart, ⑨ The Fame, ⑩"Candy Warhol Films. Directed by Me+Lady Starlight", ⑪Just Dance (The Fame Machine), ⑫ "Me chanel blazer (good luck coat)", ⑬ Paparazzi "Used same on in B's video!", ⑭ "Warhol yellow gun in Candy Warhol Films"
"My little monsters are so talented. I take all their art w/ me on the road" (Fan art by ???)
Double sided 3 pages poster featuring the two album artwork for The Fame Monster shot by Hedi Slimane.
① Outfit by Yvonne Lau in Toronto, Ca on June 19, 2009, ② "Vilsbøl de Arce" July 8, 2009 , ③ "Chanel jacket" Night of the taping of Barbara Walters Most Fascinating People of 2009, ④ You brought back the Super Fan, ⑤ "Korea 'BBQ Bandits'", ⑥ Black cone wig is by Charlie Le Mindu with a piece by Iris van Herpen in Manila, August 10 2009, ⑦ Lady Gaga and Perez at the MuchMusic Video Awards of 2009, ⑧ Lady Gaga and Nicola Formichetti, ⑨ Lady Gaga and her dad with a Platinum Records from Canada, ⑩Lady Gaga and Dada before her MuchMusic Video Awards performance, ⑪ "Gaga Bunny! by Maison Michel xoxo. Dita emailed me thought I stole her ears! Love her."
① "My old apt where I wrote "The Fame" :( " 176 Stanton street in New York City, ② Dancers and Nicola before the MuchMusic Video Awards of 2009, ③ Lady Gaga in her hotel room, ④ Lady Gaga on an airplane, ⑤ Rehearsal for the MuchMusic Video Awards, ⑥ Gaga signing a box of cigarettes, ⑦ "Berlin Wall", ⑧ "The photo that almost got me arrested in RUSSIA :) I have it lol" Saint Basil on April 25, 2009 in Russia, ⑨ Gaga in a piece by Lie Sang Bong in Korea on August 9 of 2009, ⑩ Lady Gaga nude on a bed.
① "Hair Art", ②"Jeff Koons hair", ③ Flower made with hair, ④ Lady Gaga with a piece by Lie Sang Bong in Korea on August 10 of 2009, ⑤ "Designed by (Shinji) Konishi for Nagi Noda" Lady Gaga with a brown elephant hair in Tokyo on August 4 of 2009, ⑥ A bat hair, ⑦ Purple bee hive in Copenhagen, Denmark on July 31 of 2009.
① "Perfecto", ② Lady Gaga and Nicola Formichetti in Toronto, ③ "Hair bow: a representation of how to be a fashionable with no money. Made w love+spirit+ one great idea" (Vest by ???)