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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (79 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Andersen Narrator: Ellen Archer Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 New York Times bestsellers The Day Diana Died and The Day John Died as well as Jack and Jackie, Jackie After Jack, An Affair to Remember, and Sweet Caroline, 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.

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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Jbellaus | 7/7/2009

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

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