In the first-ever first-person account of her life and career, legendary singer, actress, director and producer Barbra Streisand will release her memoir, My name is Barbara, via Penguin Random House imprint Viking on November 7, 2023. The Penguin Group made it official on Tuesday, calling the tome “immersive and delightful.” Dozens of books have been written about the now 80-year-old artist, but this will be the first to tell his story in his own words.
And by the account, it sounds a lot. It is clocking in at 1,040 pages on the pre-order list. Fitting for a woman whose groundbreaking career spanned six decades and included two Oscars, five Emmys, 10 Grammys, 11 Golden Globes and a Tony, as well as countless other awards.
Streisand is among a handful of EGOT winners and has one of the most recognizable voices in popular music history. He has been nominated for Grammys 46 times. Her first Oscar was for Best Actress in 1968 for her breakout performance as Fanny Bryce. funny girl. He won a Best Original Song for the theme of “Evergreen”. A star is bornwhich made her the first female composer to win an Academy Award in the category.
With 1983 Yentl, she became the first woman to write, produce, direct and star in a major motion picture. His 1991 adaptation Prince of Tides It was nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture but famously not Best Director, which that year’s Oscar host Billy Crystal called out with his opening song and dance. Other film credits include What’s Up, Doc?; Hello, Dolly; As we were And A mirror has two faces.
Her memorable No. 1 singles include “The Way We Were”; “Evergreen”; “You Won’t Bring Me Flowers,” a duet with Neil Diamond; “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)” with Donna Summer; and “Women in Love.”
Per Penguin Random House (whose Century imprint will be published in the UK), My name is Barbara From growing up in Brooklyn to her first appearance in a New York nightclub, Streisand will be seen throughout the following years to a long string of successes in every medium.
The publisher says the book is like Barbra’s, open, funny, opinionated and charming. She recounts her early struggles to become an actress, eventually turning to singing to earn a living; Some of his acclaimed album recordings; Years of effort involved in making Yentl; His direction Prince of Tides; his friendships with figures from Marlon Brando to Madeleine Albright; his political advocacy; And she found fulfillment in her marriage to James Brolin.”
“My Name Is Barbra” was the title track of a 1965 Streisand album and TV special, which scored a Grammy and two Emmys, respectively.