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4.00444444444444 out of 54.00444444444444 out of 54.00444444444444 out of 54.00444444444444 out of 54.00444444444444 out of 5 4.00 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Andersen Narrator: Ellen Archer Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2006 ISBN: 9781400172450
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A scandalicious new bio packed with fresh dirt on the world’s most reclusive diva.”

    New York Post

  • “[Andersen] has a knack for ferreting out memorable anecdotes of the ‘no wire hangers’ variety.”

    New York Times Book Review

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ilze | 5/22/2013

    " Let me add that although I liked it, I liked James Spada's biography better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 8/8/2012

    " Talk about a split personality! But her's is usually the *itch one. This tells the story of Streisand and it's not really a pleasant one. You always hear horrible stories about her and this book combines them all and more you haven't heard about!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 12/18/2009

    " Confirms her reputation as a domineering perfectionist who never got her mother's approval "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jbellaus | 7/7/2009

    " If you like her you will like this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kriangkrai | 7/4/2009

    " My bias...

    This book contains around 400 pages..............and I finished it within 2.5 days. Think about it, then!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jbellaus | 5/21/2009

    " If you like her you will like this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 4/16/2008

    " Confirms her reputation as a domineering perfectionist who never got her mother's approval "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 1/11/2008

    " Talk about a split personality! But her's is usually the *itch one. This tells the story of Streisand and it's not really a pleasant one. You always hear horrible stories about her and this book combines them all and more you haven't heard about!! "

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About the Author

Christopher Andersen is the critically acclaimed author of more than a dozen New York Times bestsellers which have been translated into more than twenty-five languages worldwide. Two of his books—The Day Diana Died and The Day John Died—reached the number one spot on the list. A former contributing editor of Time and longtime senior editor of People, Andersen has also written hundreds of articles for a wide range of publications, including the New York Times, Life, and Vanity Fair. He has appeared frequently on such programs as Today, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, and Entertainment Tonight.

About the Narrator

Ellen Archer is an award-winning narrator, actress, and singer with a degree in Opera Performance from the Boston Conservatory. She has performed extensively on the New York stage and in regional theaters. She has narrated numerous audiobooks and has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards, as well as the prestigious Audie Award for best narration.