Lady Gaga`s early years of pitfalls, breakthroughs and audacity revealed

New York: Lady Gaga`s longtime friend and former DJ has penned a touching memoir- Rivington Was Ours: Lady Gaga- which recalls the singer`s life before she gained stardom.

In the memoire, Brendan Jay Sullivan said that Gaga has an innate social intelligence that made her approachable to everyone, the New York Post reported.

She said that Gaga`s genius was in her ability to mirror those around her.

When Sullivan`s girlfriend broke up with him, Gaga implored him to read the book "The Secret," trying to persuade him to visualize getting his ex back the same way, he writes, that the singer had visualized one day playing Madison Square Garden.

Sullivan also characterizes one of the evening as one of Gaga`s early triumphs, playing a downtown New York bar rather than the indifferent crowds of Lollapalooza.

The pal wrote that many of Gaga`s early songs - the same ones that would later make her a superstar - were inspired by these Lower East Side experiences, especially her tumultuous relationship with Carl.

Sullivan recalls the time his friend walked up to him silent, sheepish and biting her lower lip.


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