Superstar Barbra Streisand is breaking free from the narratives others have spun about her life. Get ready for an intimate revelation as Radar Online delves into the unfiltered journey of Barbra Streisand, from her Brooklyn origins to her misunderstood aspects and her complex romantic experiences. Her much-anticipated memoir, "My Name is Barbra," is set to hit shelves on November 7.
A renowned Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony winner, Barbra Streisand holds the title of best-selling female recording artist in history. Now, she's taking control of her narrative, giving voice to her story in her own way.
Within the pages of her forthcoming book, the 81-year-old icon opens up about her intricate relationship with her mother, Diana—an aspiring opera singer who had different dreams for her daughter. Barbra, however, had her sights set on showbiz, resorting to extraordinary measures like growing out her nails to avoid the confines of a typewriter.
Barbra's memoir also exposes her grit, determination, and her mantra of embracing hard work and taking leaps of faith. Crafting this memoir was no small feat; it took her over five years of reflection, introspection, and writing in longhand with a soft pencil, carefully refining her thoughts.
Barbra, a natural perfectionist, maintains high standards, always delivering her best to fans. She dispels diva misconceptions by embracing her down-to-earth style, often see in sneakers and sweatpants.
Experience the remarkable journey of an iconic woman, highlighted by milestones like her 1965 TV special "My Name Is Barbra" and an Academy Award for best actress in 1968's "Funny Girl." Yet, her true joy lies in directing, a passion she treasures even beyond her acting accolades.
Throughout her life, Barbra acted alongside Hollywood heavyweights, leaving an indelible mark with performances like "The Way We Were" opposite Robert Redford and her collaboration with Kris Kristofferson in "A Star Is Born."
Barbra Streisand and James Brolin
Beyond achievements, the memoir also highlights her role as a grandmother to Westlyn, Josh Brolin's daughter. "My Name is Barbra" vividly retells her diverse life, with its struggles, successes, and profound moments, showcasing Streisand's resilience, authenticity, and cultural influence.