Barbra Streisand’s long-awaited memoir is delightfully honest, funny and opinionated! This shouldn’t be surprising considering her six-decade career in entertainment. She is a living legend, excelling on the stage, screen and in recording studios.
In My Name is Barbra, she shares her own story about her life, from growing up in Brooklyn to her first appearances in nightclubs and her decades-long entertainment career. Whether you are a long-time devotee or a more recent fan, this brilliant memoir won’t disappoint.
Barbra recounts her early struggles to become an actress, eventually resorting to singing to earn a living. She shares the challenges and triumphs of recording her albums and the years of effort involved in directing and producing. Barbra’s friendships include famous figures, from Marlon Brando to Madeline Albright and she recalls many of their times together. The personal fulfilment she has found in her marriage to James Brolin is also revealed.
Barbra also discusses how she has helped raise awareness and the need for research into women’s health diseases. Since the 1980s, through the Streisand Foundation, she has supported environmental issues, voter education, protection of civil liberties and civil rights, women’s issues and nuclear disbarment.
Barbra Streisand is an American singer, actress, director and producer and one of the most iconic figures in music and film. She is among a small handful of EGOT winners (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony). She is also the only recording artist to have earned number-one albums over six consecutive decades. A truly fascinating and inspirational read!
Reviewer: Andrea Molloy