'Lady Gaga X Terry Richardson' Shows Sides Of Mother Monster We've Never Seen Before

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Lady Gaga punches out Terry Richardson in "Lady Gaga X Terry Richardson."
Photo: Terry Richardson/Courtesy of Grand Central Publishing

If you're standing on the edge of glory declaring that you were born this way and nothing is going to stop you from marrying the night like you mean it, then chances are you're a bona fide Little Monster. (PAWS UP!) If you happily bow at the altar of Mother Monster, aka Our Goddess otherwise known as Lady Gaga, then you probably spent your Turkey Day ingesting A Very Gaga Thanksgiving or have found your way to Gaga's Workshop at Barneys New York despite the lines. Lady Gaga has, indeed, officially taken over the holiday season (like a black leather-corseted alterna-Santa) and her next plan of attack is to solve your gift giving needs with her new book Lady Gaga X Terry Richardson. With more than 400 photographs shot by the renowned Terry Richardson chronicling Gaga's every move over the course of a year—from Lollapalooza to the Grammy Awards and everywhere in between—this oversized photojournalistic tome is already on sale and captures Lady Gaga in a way we've never seen her before. In fact, we declare it a MUST for every gift list. Shall we prove it?

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Lady Gaga signs autographs in "Lady Gaga X Terry Richardson."
Photo: Terry Richardson/Courtesy of Grand Central Publishing

OK, how can you not fall in love with Gaga in this shot? Look at her trying to sign autographs from under a fence, all "Haaaayyyy, peeps, CHILL OUT, I'm doing my best to balance on my booties while keeping my acid wash denim free from errant concrete stains and my perfectly blunt blonde bob mussed just so, OK? Calm yourselves, li'l m's!" LOVE the red lips. LOVE the shades. J'ADORE the super cute HAY face. This is what we're talking about, people.

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Lady Gaga with her parents in "Lady Gaga X Terry Richardson"
Photo: Terry Richardson/Courtesy of Grand Central Publishing

ZOMG. It's Gaga and her parentals! OK, um, they're ADORBS. So, so, soooo sweet, and we can see the resemblance between Mama Monster and her real mama, Cynthia Germanotta, who looks to be a lovely woman, as well as her father, Joe Germanotta, who is all smiles. Thumbs up for this super cute family. Also, PAWS UP for that concert tee Our Lady is wearing. Want.

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Lady Gaga post-workout and having a tour bus dance break in "Lady Gaga X Terry Richardson"
Photo: Terry Richardson/Courtesy of Grand Central Publishing

Look! It's Lady Gaga post-workout laughing her head off crazily so as to drip her hilarity tears into that tiny glass poised in between her Nike trainers. We have tears, too, of JOY. Also, this photo of her having a solo dance-a-thon in her tour bus is THE BEST and might just be our fave photo of Mother Monster ever.

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z pose with Lady Gaga in "Lady Gaga X Terry Richardson."
Photo: Terry Richardson/Courtesy of Grand Central Publishing

Oh, that's just Beyoncé and Jay-Z hanging out with Gagalicious all buddy-buddy style like they're usual movie nights with popcorn and soda on the couch. Totally normie. Nothing to see here, folks. (*F.R.E.A.K.I.N.G. O.U.T.*)

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Terry Richardson poses with Lady Gaga in "Lady Gaga X Terry Richardson."
Photo: Terry Richardson/Courtesy of Grand Central Publishing

Awwwww, what a sweet photo of Terry and Our Lady sporting the finest in super angular cheek implants. Aren't they just the picture of artist and muse? We think so. Also, these pics are only the tip of the proverbial iceberg where Lady Gaga X Terry Richardson is concerned. We think the book is INSANELY AWESOME from cover to cover and totally worth the $50 sticker price. It's the kind of thing you'll find yourself flipping through at all times of the day for inspiration or spiritual warmth. Like we said, it's time to get your mittened paws on this action NOW.

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