My Name Is Barbra - Barbra Streisand

My Name Is Barbra

By Barbra Streisand

  • Release Date: 2023-11-07
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 323 Ratings

Description

The long-awaited memoir by the superstar of stage, screen, recordings, and television

PLEASE NOTE The E-book edition features additional photographs that are exclusive to the E-book.

Barbra Streisand is by any account a living legend, a woman who in a career spanning six decades has excelled in every area of entertainment. She is among the handful of EGOT winners (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) and has one of the greatest and most recognizable voices in the history of popular music. She has been nominated for a Grammy 46 times, and with Yentl she became the first woman to write, produce, direct, and star in a major motion picture. In My Name Is Barbra, she tells her own story about her life and extraordinary career, from growing up in Brooklyn to her first star-making appearances in New York nightclubs to her breakout performance in Funny Girl (musical and film) to the long string of successes in every medium in the years that followed. The book is, like Barbra herself, frank, funny, opinionated, and charming. She recounts her early struggles to become an actress, eventually turning to singing to earn a living; the recording of some of her acclaimed albums; the years of effort involved in making Yentl; her direction of The Prince of Tides; her friendships with figures ranging from Marlon Brando to Madeleine Albright; her political advocacy; and the fulfillment she’s found in her marriage to James Brolin.
 
No entertainer’s memoir has been more anticipated than Barbra Streisand’s, and this engrossing and delightful book will be eagerly welcomed by her millions of fans.

Reviews

  • Excellent Read

    5
    By PeeperFG
    I’m grieving that I’ve finished Barbra’s glorious book! She’s a skilled writer that can transport you to the very decade she’s writing about. Wonderful stories and beautifully captured!
  • Loved loved loved loved

    5
    By Ken Flach's Wife
    I loved every word of this book! So engaging, fascinating brilliant, passionate!
  • Loved every page!

    5
    By Garcande
    If you love Barbra you will love her book. The famously private woman opens up about her private life. You may think a thousand pages is a bit much, but when you remember her career has been going strong for 63 years, she needs a thousand pages to tell her story. Being a fan for 60 years I loved every page.
  • Barbra Streisand

    5
    By Amy Robach
    I can not believe the detail in which she wrote this book. She remembers everything!!! A Little wordy at times but very interesting. She’s much more down to earth than I expected and actually lives the simpler lifestyle. This is a good read.
  • Fantastic book

    5
    By Maddie'sgrandma
    Literally cannot put her book down! What a great life story. Way to go Barbra💕💕💕
  • The Best Memoir I’ve ever Read

    5
    By SDWill
    Hands-down the best memoir I’ve ever read. Barbra Streisand’s charisma translates to the page as effectively as it does via film and music. She is certainly at the center of the soundtrack for my life as I suspect she is for legions of others. Bravo to her editors and publisher for not interfering with the authenticity she brings to every project with which she’s involved. Her candor and artistry are both refreshing and invigorating. What a treasure!
  • At Last

    5
    By Pdxwiz
    A song I’m not sure she ever recorded but should! I have long suspected that the “difficult” hype that has swirled around her for decades was just that, hype. Now we hear her own luxurious voice, in print, without the beautiful distraction of a score, telling us the truth. As she sees the work, unvarnished in its beauty and its bravery, and it’s bashert. Never afraid of the criticism nor dogged into silence, she speaks with a clarity only the notes she sings can compete with. Brava. Brava. Brava.
  • extraordinary

    5
    By asapr212
    One thing Barbra has done from the beginning is present the truth, and another has been to do her best to control the message. She does both here with openness, wit, self reflection and love. It was an honor to read in the sense that she honored us all by capturing her remarkable story. Enjoy.
  • Fabulous

    5
    By Homeworth
    Barbra is an amazing storyteller who gives the reader a chance to truly get to know her, her values and her gifted artistry.
  • What talent, talents

    4
    By Hayward777
    Her life story is truly remarkable and she captures every success and every emotion. It was poignant, sad, funny, and insightful. So, add gifted author as yet another talent.

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