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My name is Barbra

Streisand, Barbra (author., Author).

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

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780698405257
  • ISBN: 0525429522
  • ISBN: 9780525429524
  • Physical Description: 970 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2023]

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General Note:
Place of publication from publisher's website.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue -- Pulaski Street -- Why couldn't I play the part? -- This night could change my life -- The bon soir -- Miss Marmelstein -- Those cockamamie songs -- It all comes together -- Funny Girl on Broadway -- People... people who need people -- A kid again -- Je m'appelle Barbra -- Gotta move -- What if nobody shows up? -- Funny Girl in Hollywood -- Hello, gorgeous -- Pandora's box -- Hello, Dolly! -- Brando -- Daisy and Melinda -- How many singing prostitutes do you know? -- The prime minister -- A screwball comedy -- A woman's place -- The way we were -- With a little help from my friends -- What was I thinking? -- Funny lady -- Lazy afternoon -- Classical Barbra -- A star is born -- Don't believe what you read -- The battle of the sexes -- Enough is enough -- Guilty -- Papa, can you hear me? -- Directing Yentl -- Don't change a frame -- The Broadway album -- One voice -- Everyone's right to love -- Nuts -- No regrets -- I fell in love with a book -- Directing The prince of tides -- Forgiveness -- Just for the record -- Politics -- Who said I'd never sing live again? -- My mother -- Virginia -- Some guy named Charles -- The artist as citizen -- The mirror has two faces -- Jim -- Timeless -- Giving back -- How much do I love you? -- Old friends -- A reason to sing -- Epilogue.
Subject: Motion picture producers and directors Biography
Women motion picture producers and directors Biography
Actors Biography
Singers Biography
United States
Women motion picture producers and directors
Motion picture producers and directors
Motion picture actors and actresses
Streisand, Barbra
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Streisand, Barbra
Genre: Autobiographies.
autobiographies (literary works)

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