Rivington Was Ours: Lady Gaga, the Lower East Side, and the Prime of Our Lives

3.96 avg rating
( 82 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780062125583: Rivington Was Ours: Lady Gaga, the Lower East Side, and the Prime of Our Lives

Lady Gaga's old friend and former DJ Brendan Jay Sullivan paints a vivid picture of the downtown scene from which she emerged.

Brendan Jay Sullivan was an up-and-coming DJ in New York City when he met Stefani Germanotta, then a struggling artist, in 2006. She was a go-go dancer who sewed her own outfits but had bigger ambitions—she wanted nothing less than to take over the music world.

In this intimate portrait of the budding star who would soon catapult to fame and fortune, the author describes afternoons sitting with Gaga on the floor of her bare Lower East Side apartment, drinking wine from pint glasses and plotting out the pop stardom that awaited her.

Filled with stories of love and heartbreak among Gaga and Sullivan and their circle of aspiring musicians and performers, and set against the vibrant backdrop of the downtown bars and parties of the mid-aughts, Rivington Was Ours is both a love letter to New York and a glimpse behind the veil of one of the biggest musical icons of her generation.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Brendan Jay Sullivan, aka DJ VH1, is a writer, producer, and DJ best known for his work with Lady Gaga. His writing appears in Esquire, Vice, and Interview in the United States and L'Optimum and L'Offciel Hommes in France. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Review:

” Equal parts insightful, funny, romantic and poetic, this is a book that’s not just about Gaga but about the magic of the city. Brendan’s writing makes you feel like a fly on the wall while history is being made all around you.” ("Captain" Kirk Douglas, guitarist for The Roots)

“A fascinating and vivid insight into the cauldron that formed a great musician. It’s a slice of New York history, go and buy it!” (Andy Rourke, bass guitarist for The Smiths)

“Brendan Jay Sullivan is a writer’s writer. Yes, he’s that good.” (Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story)

“Through charm and wit and sheer force of will, Brendan Jay Sullivan has insinuated himself into New York night life, and through his talent with words, he has brought you along as his plus one.” (Joe Garden, writer for The Onion)

“Sullivan delivers a delectable romp through Stefani Germanotta’s early days - and offers a unique window into the process by which she became Lady Gaga.” (Zack O'Malley Greenburg, author of Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office)

“Richly detailed, funny and poignant. Who knew Lady Gaga’s lower-Manhattan dance-club scene of the late 2000s needed a ‘Bright Lights, Big City’?” (Steve Knopper, author of Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age)

“Brendan Jay Sullivan is the voice of our generation.” (Leila Sales, author of This Song Will Save Your Life)

“Brendan Jay Sullivan is the Lena Dunham of the Lower East Side - if Lena Dunham were a male aficionado of rock and roll music.” (Lauren Oliver, author of Delirium)

“Brendan Jay Sullivan is one of the most engaging, authentic, and all-around interesting people I know. What his story lacks in pretentious B.S. it makes up for in affability, comedy, and charm. ” (Justin Taylor, author of Everything Here is the Best Thing Ever)

“The nicest guy in nightlife.” (Time Out New York)

A touching memoir. (New York Post)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Sullivan, Brendan Jay
ISBN 10: 0062125583 ISBN 13: 9780062125583
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Big River Books
(Powder Springs, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New! We ship daily Monday - Friday!. Bookseller Inventory # 1EY85D00B80Y

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Sullivan, Brendan Jay
Published by Harper Collins 2013-08-27 (2013)
ISBN 10: 0062125583 ISBN 13: 9780062125583
New Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller
BookOutlet
(Thorold, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins 2013-08-27, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Bookseller Inventory # 9780062125583B

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Brendan Jay Sullivan
ISBN 10: 0062125583 ISBN 13: 9780062125583
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800621255830000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Sullivan, Brendan
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0062125583 ISBN 13: 9780062125583
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0062125583

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Sullivan, Brendan Jay
ISBN 10: 0062125583 ISBN 13: 9780062125583
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VC-9780062125583

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Brendan Jay Sullivan
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0062125583 ISBN 13: 9780062125583
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New.. 226 x 152 mm. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Brendan Sullivan was an up-and-coming New York City DJ when he met Stefani Germanotta, then a struggling artist, in 2006. She was a go-go dancer who sewed her own outfits but had bigger ambitions-she wanted nothing less than to take over the music world. In this intimate portrait of the budding star who would soon catapult to fame and fortune, the author describes afternoons sitting with Gaga on the floor of her bare Lower East Side apartment, drinking wine from pint glasses and plotting out the pop stardom that awaited her. Filled with stories of love and heartbreak among Gaga and Sullivan and their circle of aspiring musicians and performers, and set against the vibrant backdrop of the downtown bars and parties of the mid-Aughts, Rivington Was Ours is both a love letter to the New York night scene and a glimpse behind the veil of one of the biggest musical icons of her generation. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780062125583

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Brendan Jay Sullivan
ISBN 10: 0062125583 ISBN 13: 9780062125583
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800621255831.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Sullivan, Brendan Jay
Published by It Books (2013)
ISBN 10: 0062125583 ISBN 13: 9780062125583
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description It Books, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0062125583

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Sullivan, Brendan Jay
Published by It Books (2013)
ISBN 10: 0062125583 ISBN 13: 9780062125583
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description It Books, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 384 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.96 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0062125583

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.79
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Sullivan, Brendan Jay
Published by It Books (2013)
ISBN 10: 0062125583 ISBN 13: 9780062125583
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description It Books, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110062125583

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book