She is a global icon, the ultimate diva, the Brooklyn girl made good, the ugly duckling who blossomed into a modern-day Nefertiti, the Oscar-winning actress and bona fide movie mogul, and arguably the greatest female singer who has ever lived. Equally adored and despised, she is one of the worlds most recognized celebrities—those slightly crossed eyes, that nose . . . the voice. Yet even to the multitudes who idolize her, Streisand has remained aloof, unknowable, tantalizingly beyond reach . . . until now.
Drawing from in-depth interviews with eyewitnesses to her remarkable life and career, number-one New York Times bestselling author Christopher Andersen paints a fascinating, startling portrait of Barbra Joan Streisand—the artist, the woman, a true American original.
About the Author
Christopher Andersen is the critically acclaimed author of twenty-eight books, which have been translated into more than twenty-five languages worldwide. A former contributing editor of Time magazine and senior editor of People magazine, Andersen has also written hundreds of articles for a wide range of publications, including Life magazine, the New York Times, and Vanity Fair.
Praise for Barbra: The Way She Is…
“...hits all the high notes.”
“...a scandalicious new bio packed with fresh dirt on the world’s most reclusive diva.”
-New York Post
“The book reads like buttah!”
-Al Roker, The Today Show
“[Andersen] has a knack for ferreting out memorable anecdotes of the ‘no wire hangers’ variety.”
-New York Times Book Review, Inside the List
“Readers who can’t get enough of Streisand will lap [this up]...”