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Barbra: The Way She Is

by Christopher Andersen

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naughty light-rear fun. ( )
  mahallett | Sep 2, 2014 |
Although her talent is unquestioned, Barbra Streisand does not come off well in Andersen's book. According to this account, Barbra had an abundance of diva attitude even as an unknown, and continued to make colleagues' lives miserable wherever she went (if she wasn't having affairs with them). I will focus on the talent and not the person (if indeed all this dirt is even true). ( )
  ennie | Oct 17, 2010 |
Whether or not this is how Babs is, this book is little more than achronicle of men she has slept with (or Andersen alleges she has slept with). A rollicking, salacious read. I was rivetted! ( )
  saliero | Apr 5, 2008 |
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She is a one-name legend, a global icon, the ultimate diva - one of the most beloved and detested, worshiped and feared, admired and reviled figures of the age
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060562560, Hardcover)

She is a one-name legend, a global icon, the ultimate diva. Yet most of what we know about Barbra Joan Streisand is the stuff of caricature: the Brooklyn girl made good, the ugly duckling who blossomed into a modern-day Nefertiti, the political dilettante driving to the barricades in her Rolls-Royce, the Oscar-winning actress and bona fide movie mogul, the greatest female singer who ever lived, a skinflint, a philanthropist, a connoisseur and a barbarian, the woman whose physical characteristics are instantly identifiable around the planet-the tapered nails, those slightly crossed eyes, that nose, the voice. Even to the multitudes around the world who idolize her, Streisand remains aloof, unknowable, tantalizingly beyond reach. Until now. In the manner of his number-one New York Times bestsellers The Day Diana Died and The Day John Died, Christopher Andersen taps into important sources-eyewitnesses to Streisand's remarkable life and career-to paint a startling portrait of the artist...and the woman.Whether you love her, hate her, or are simply spellbound by her titanic talent, Barbra is one thing above all others: a true American original.

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She is a legend, a global icon, the ultimate diva. Yet most of what we know about Streisand is the stuff of caricature: the Brooklyn girl made good, the political dilettante, the Oscar-winning actress and bona fide movie mogul, the greatest female singer who ever lived, a skinflint, a philanthropist, a connoisseur and a barbarian. Even to the multitudes around the world who idolize her, Streisand remains aloof, unknowable, tantalizingly beyond reach. Until now. Journalist Andersen taps into important sources to paint a startling portrait of the artist--and the woman. Among the revelations: new behind-the-scenes details about her marriage to James Brolin; about her many failed love affairs; what really went on between Streisand and Bill Clinton in the White House; her relationship with her only child, Jason; the brilliance, the obsessive drive for perfection, and the Callas-sized ego, on the stage and the studio.--From publisher description.… (more)

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