Barbra Streisand to release ‘heartfelt and entertaining’ memoir

Barbra Streisand has finally confirmed the release date for her memoir.

A representative for the legendary performer announced Tuesday via social media that the book, titled My Name Is Barbra, will be available for purchase starting November 7.

According to the recap, Barbra talks about her childhood, her early struggles to become an actress, and the process of documenting some of her acclaimed albums into a book.

Additionally, she touches on friendships with the likes of Marlon Brando and Madeleine Albright, and promises to discuss the fulfillment she finds in her marriage to James Brolin.

“There is no more anticipated entertainer’s memoir than Barbra Streisand. This engaging and entertaining book will be enthusiastically welcomed by her millions of fans,” the description reads.

Therefore, Ben Brusey, publishing director of Century (an imprint of Penguin Random House UK), argued that the memoir would be worth the wait for fans.

“Streisand’s memoir is one of the greatest stories of her creative life ever told, presenting a voice on the pages as heartfelt, joyful and spectacular as her best performances.” he commented. “We are thrilled and honored to publish Streisand’s memoir. I know it will be.”

Barbra originally planned to release her memoir in 2017, but later decided to postpone it.

However, in an August 2021 interview with the BBC, the Hollywood icon revealed that he had been working on a book during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I actually started writing by hand eight years ago,” the 80-year-old explained. “But I (recently) found myself having to focus on this, which the quarantine years helped me with. We’re almost done.”

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