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The definitive Streisand biography. "Perceptive, illuminating, and immensely readable". -- Hollywood Reporter"This, at last, is the definitive Barbra book. Anne Edwards' exhaustive research, personal firsthand knowledge, and riveting style all combine in a biographical saga so awesome it ought to be a movie". -- Rex Reed For the first time, New York Times bestselling biogra The definitive Streisand biography. "Perceptive, illuminating, and immensely readable". -- Hollywood Reporter"This, at last, is the definitive Barbra book. Anne Edwards' exhaustive research, personal firsthand knowledge, and riveting style all combine in a biographical saga so awesome it ought to be a movie". -- Rex Reed For the first time, New York Times bestselling biographer Anne Edwards tells the story-behind-the-story of the legendary Barbra Streisand, revealing the inner demons that have driven her career -- and shaped her tumultuous personal life. Based on interviews with more than 140 of Streisand's friends, family, lovers, associates, and enemies -many of whom go on the record for the first time -- Streisand takes you on a revelatory journey, from her Brooklyn beginnings to the controversies surrounding her latest movie, The Mirror Has Two Faces. Through it all, we come to know the real Barbra Streisand as we've never known her before. "A sterling example of diva lit...never less than fascinating". -- Publishers Weekly "Edwards brings Streisand so much to life, she leaps off the pages. It's a 'warts and all' biography in the grand tradition". -- Barbara Taylor Bradford "A panoply of delicious tidbits...tremendously appetizing". -- Newsday


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The definitive Streisand biography. "Perceptive, illuminating, and immensely readable". -- Hollywood Reporter"This, at last, is the definitive Barbra book. Anne Edwards' exhaustive research, personal firsthand knowledge, and riveting style all combine in a biographical saga so awesome it ought to be a movie". -- Rex Reed For the first time, New York Times bestselling biogra The definitive Streisand biography. "Perceptive, illuminating, and immensely readable". -- Hollywood Reporter"This, at last, is the definitive Barbra book. Anne Edwards' exhaustive research, personal firsthand knowledge, and riveting style all combine in a biographical saga so awesome it ought to be a movie". -- Rex Reed For the first time, New York Times bestselling biographer Anne Edwards tells the story-behind-the-story of the legendary Barbra Streisand, revealing the inner demons that have driven her career -- and shaped her tumultuous personal life. Based on interviews with more than 140 of Streisand's friends, family, lovers, associates, and enemies -many of whom go on the record for the first time -- Streisand takes you on a revelatory journey, from her Brooklyn beginnings to the controversies surrounding her latest movie, The Mirror Has Two Faces. Through it all, we come to know the real Barbra Streisand as we've never known her before. "A sterling example of diva lit...never less than fascinating". -- Publishers Weekly "Edwards brings Streisand so much to life, she leaps off the pages. It's a 'warts and all' biography in the grand tradition". -- Barbara Taylor Bradford "A panoply of delicious tidbits...tremendously appetizing". -- Newsday

30 review for Streisand: A Biography

  1. 4 out of 5

    Mary Narkiewicz

    I"m reading this tome right now. I kind of feel an editor could have snipped quite a few paragraphs and pages from it.. Seems a bit repetitious. But..learning a lot about B. Streisand..or at least the arc of her life.. Now in the post Funny Girl , Hello Dolly phases. Walter Matthau said some very amusing things about his co-star..!! I"m reading this tome right now. I kind of feel an editor could have snipped quite a few paragraphs and pages from it.. Seems a bit repetitious. But..learning a lot about B. Streisand..or at least the arc of her life.. Now in the post Funny Girl , Hello Dolly phases. Walter Matthau said some very amusing things about his co-star..!!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Joshua Holtz

    Loved this book! I feel it was a very good biography that showed Barbra Streisand n a very humane light and gave the full story.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jane Buckley

    Ms. Streisand is a fascinating person. Very successful - quite tortured. I thought she was into music much earlier in life -- but the book told how she learned to sing when she was a struggling actress. I'm not sure I would enjoy meeting her -- but I respect her. She faces the challenges of her life with true courage. And I think what she has done to support political causes is admirable. Thanks - Barbara. I will continue to listen to your music for the rest of my life. Your voice is a true gift t Ms. Streisand is a fascinating person. Very successful - quite tortured. I thought she was into music much earlier in life -- but the book told how she learned to sing when she was a struggling actress. I'm not sure I would enjoy meeting her -- but I respect her. She faces the challenges of her life with true courage. And I think what she has done to support political causes is admirable. Thanks - Barbara. I will continue to listen to your music for the rest of my life. Your voice is a true gift to us all. [FYI - bought this book used at a Goodwill]

  4. 4 out of 5

    Melanie

    I was stoked to find a biography about the great Streisand. I've always been a fan of hers, and I can honestly say this biography was worth the price. I learned a lot and I wasn't bored in the process. Once I become bored with a book I start flinging it at people like a boomarang and you don't want to be hit in the head with a book I fling at you. I would definitely read this book and I commend Edwards for writing an informative biography on someone who's accomplished so much in her lifetime. I was stoked to find a biography about the great Streisand. I've always been a fan of hers, and I can honestly say this biography was worth the price. I learned a lot and I wasn't bored in the process. Once I become bored with a book I start flinging it at people like a boomarang and you don't want to be hit in the head with a book I fling at you. I would definitely read this book and I commend Edwards for writing an informative biography on someone who's accomplished so much in her lifetime.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Bill

    This gossipy biography shows the contradiction that is Barbra Streisand. It show her great talent and her insecurity about it. It shows her generosity to chairities yet it tells how she paid help three dollars an hour and then fired them when she thought the job took too long. The author goes out of her way to say such and such celebrity told her this (always) nasty fact about Barbra. The book was written to sell and makes for very enjoyable reading and seems to be a fair portrait of Barbra into This gossipy biography shows the contradiction that is Barbra Streisand. It show her great talent and her insecurity about it. It shows her generosity to chairities yet it tells how she paid help three dollars an hour and then fired them when she thought the job took too long. The author goes out of her way to say such and such celebrity told her this (always) nasty fact about Barbra. The book was written to sell and makes for very enjoyable reading and seems to be a fair portrait of Barbra into the 1990's.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Victoria

    I usually find the excruciating detail in many biographies and autobiographies annoying. In this one it added interest and amplified the writer's purpose. This is a balanced description of a polarizing figure. I've read several Streisand bios before. This one added a great deal of new information. I usually find the excruciating detail in many biographies and autobiographies annoying. In this one it added interest and amplified the writer's purpose. This is a balanced description of a polarizing figure. I've read several Streisand bios before. This one added a great deal of new information.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Maybama02 Carroll

    Love Barbra, but I would rather hear her than read about her!

  8. 5 out of 5

    David Olsen

    If you love Babs, read this book! Period! Anne Edwards is a fabulous biography writer!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

    See review on my blog entitled Barbara and Me. http://rochellejewelshapiro.blogspot.... See review on my blog entitled Barbara and Me. http://rochellejewelshapiro.blogspot....

  10. 4 out of 5

    Molly

    I enjoyed this biography very much! Was disappointed her affair with Barry Gibb was left out, and did NOT know she'd had a romance with Don Johnson. I enjoyed this biography very much! Was disappointed her affair with Barry Gibb was left out, and did NOT know she'd had a romance with Don Johnson.

  11. 5 out of 5

    De

    Second time reading through because I need some inspiration from a gutsy woman who was nothing else if not completely herself all her life. Viva Barbara! Well written.

  12. 5 out of 5

    EA

    I had a hard time putting this down. I'm not sure if it was Babs or Anne Edwards that kept me reading. I had a hard time putting this down. I'm not sure if it was Babs or Anne Edwards that kept me reading.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Mary Gibbons

  14. 4 out of 5

    Katie

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jenny Myren

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Giorgi

  17. 4 out of 5

    Dawn

  18. 5 out of 5

    Kara Johnstad

  19. 4 out of 5

    John Graham

  20. 4 out of 5

    Pat

  21. 5 out of 5

    Stephane Rector

  22. 4 out of 5

    Cynthia

  23. 4 out of 5

    Peter Harrison

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jule

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jonas Stephan Johnson

  26. 5 out of 5

    AZ BOOKS

  27. 5 out of 5

    Connie Fauble

  28. 5 out of 5

    Huguette Larochelle

  29. 5 out of 5

    IQ

  30. 4 out of 5

    Cindi

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