Friday, May 24, 2024

Barbra Streisand Memoir is More than a Thousand Pages Long, Cost $40 in Hardcover, Coming In November


Barbra Streisand likes to make records and break records.

Her memoir, called “My Name is Barbra,” will be published in November.

It comes in at an astounding 1,040 pages. And will cost $40 in hardcover. The book was announced in 2015 by Penguin Random House etc.

Presumably for that money we’ll get the inside dope on her career, romances, and architecture, not to mention politics and her involvement with the Clintons etc.

Maybe the length of the book and its price mean a lot of photos. And I mean, a lot!

Barbra came out of the gate as a star in 1964 as a singer with an album of the same name. By 1968 she had an Oscar for “Funny Girl.” And then she never looked back. She’s an actress, writer, singer, director, and producer. She’s been advocate for women’s rights in every arena.

Just as a singer she has tons of hits, as witnessed by her concert tours that fetch thousands of dollars per ticket.

And I guess we’ll hear all about Elliott Gould, Jon Peters, Andre Agassi, Don Johnson, and her long time husband James Brolin.

Streisand is very witty, so even with a ghost writer helping her we’ll hear her voice!

She should have called the book “The Way I Was”!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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