Neil Strauss, famed writer of seduction bible The Game, has a new book— Everyone Loves You When You're Dead— coming out next week. The book features over 120 interviews with various celebs, among them none other than Lady Gaga, who reportedly cries at one point during hers. Perhaps it was fitting, because she talks about some heavy stuff, like her experiences with drugs as a young artist trying to make it in NYC. Gaga says:
“Sometimes it freaks me out — or I should say it petrifies me — when I think about laying in my apartment (in New York) with bed bugs and roaches on the floor and mirrors with cocaine everywhere, and no will or interest in doing anything but making music and getting high. I’ve had such obstacles with drugs and rejection and people not believing in me. It’s been a very long and continuous road that I love, but it’s hard to just chalk it up to myself. I have to believe there’s something greater than myself.”
Strauss thinks her drug use was just par for the course. “She was a young artistic woman in New York in a performance artist party scene and of course she did coke,” he told RadarOnline.com. “I think there’s a line between doing coke as a recreation party thing and doing coke on your own. Who knows if she was buying it on her own or using it a lot but she was able to stop herself without going to rehab or having treatment. Whether she was an addict or a very committed causal user is not clear."