Barbra Streisand’s long-promised memoir will get launch date
Babs followers, are you able to hear me? Two-time Oscar winner Barbra Streisand introduced Wednesday that her official autobiography is lastly getting a launch date.
The “A Star Is Born” singer and “Funny Girl” star will publish “My Name Is Barbra” on Nov. 7, she mentioned Wednesday in an announcement on social media revealing the e book’s cowl — that includes her iconic 1967 portrait by late photojournalist Steve Schapiro. The memoir’s title calls again to the showbiz legend’s first TV particular, an Emmy Award-winning program that featured a medley of her hit songs “People,” “Happy Days Are Here Again” and “My Man.”
Penguin Random House’s Viking imprint will publish the 80-year-old celebrity’s long-gestating mission. The 1,040-page e book is being billed as a “frank, funny, opinionated and charming” account of her life befitting the legendary EGOT winner’s luminous and prolonged profession.
“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,” Penguin Random House mentioned on its web site, including, “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.”
Streisand acquired 10 Grammy Awards, together with the lifetime achievement and the legend awards within the ’90s. She made historical past along with her 1983 fllm “Yentl,” changing into the primary lady to write down, produce, direct and star in a serious movement image. Streisand gained her Oscars for appearing in “Funny Girl” (1968) and for writing the “Evergreen” theme music for the 1976 model of “A Star Is Born.” She additionally earned two extra Emmy Awards for her TV specials “Barbra: The Concert” (1994) and “Timeless: Live in Concert” (2001). She gained a particular Tony Award in 1980 after being nominated twice earlier than for her roles in “I Can Get It for You Wholesale” and the stage model of “Funny Girl.”
Several unauthorized biographies concerning the star have been printed however Streisand, who’s fiercely protecting of her picture, by no means gave them her stamp of approval.
Notably, she denied a number of interview requests for Shaun Considine’s 1985 e book “Barbra Streisand: The Woman, the Myth, the Music,” a controversial account of her life and her profession that finally was mentioned to have made her “livid.” “The Mirror Has Two Faces” star tried to have that e book killed and several other of her celeb buddies — Jane Fonda, Nora Ephron and Jackson Pollock — both denied talking to the late journalist or mentioned they had been misquoted.
Streisand first introduced the memoir in 2015 saying that she had a take care of Viking for her life story and that she deliberate to publish a e book in 2017. Streisand instructed the Associated Press that she had been considering writing her memoir since no less than 2009 when she started writing down ideas and questioning whether or not she wished to “relive” her life. She additionally mentioned that she dedicated herself extra strongly lately, saying she was decided to clear up numerous myths.
In 2010, Viking printed the artist’s “My Passion for Design,” an illustrated e book that includes Streisand’s oceanfront compound in Malibu.
In 2021, Streisand mentioned on “The Tonight Show” that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis requested her to write down a memoir within the early Nineteen Eighties when the previous first woman was an editor at Doubleday.