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My Name Is Barbra
My Name Is Barbra | Barbra Streisand
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The long-awaited memoir by the superstar of stage, screen, recordings, and television Barbra Streisand is by any account a living legend, a woman who in a career spanning six decades has excelled in every area of entertainment. She is among the handful of EGOT winners (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) and has one of the greatest and most recognizable voices in the history of popular music. She has been nominated for a Grammy 46 times, and with Yentl she became the first woman to write, produce, direct, and star in a major motion picture. In My Name Is Barbra, she tells her own story about her life and extraordinary career, from growing up in Brooklyn to her first star-making appearances in New York nightclubs to her breakout performance in Funny Girl (musical and film) to the long string of successes in every medium in the years that followed. The book is, like Barbra herself, frank, funny, opinionated, and charming. She recounts her early struggles to become an actress, eventually turning to singing to earn a living; the recording of some of her acclaimed albums; the years of effort involved in making Yentl; her direction of The Prince of Tides; her friendships with figures ranging from Marlon Brando to Madeleine Albright; her political advocacy; and the fulfillment shes found in her marriage to James Brolin. No entertainers memoir has been more anticipated than Barbra Streisands, and this engrossing and delightful book will be eagerly welcomed by her millions of fans.
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everlocalwest
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I started this in print but the book proved too heavy for bathtub reading so I switched to audio and I must say, give yourself this gift. Allow Babs to read her memoirs to you. Every song, every aside, it's just the best possible way to take in this story. Am I obsessed with Barbra Streisand? Yes. Does she deserve my adoration, undoubtedly so. She deserves yours as well.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great photo 💛 1w
Anna40 Yes! Cool photo :) 1w
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Julsmarshall
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So good! Loved on #audio as she read it and it was wonderful to hear it in her iconic voice. I loved the musical recording pieces they added into the audiobook. What an amazing creative life she has led, I am so thankful for the art that she has put into the world. She is a national treasure! #BookspinBingo Counting as two spaces since it was 48 hours long! @TheAromaofBooks ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I‘m listening now!! It‘s great, but I will probably have to put on hold again with my library…it‘s still in great demand! 1mo
Julsmarshall @JanuarieTimewalker13 It is so long too! 1mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I know!! But so worth it!! I saw The Owl and The Pussycat a couple of days ago and I‘m waiting for the DVDs of Hello Dolly and Funny Girl from my library. I‘m just past the point of What‘s Up Doc, which I saw years ago but would like to revisit…can‘t believe she sold her percentage back….and the 70%!tax rate was interesting, now the super wealthy dodge taxes like crazy…there‘s got to be some kind of middle ground. 1mo
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Julsmarshall
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I am loving this on #audio read by the author. So delightful!

rubyslippersreads I just got this with my Audible trial. I had started reading it, but thought it would be more fun to hear Babs read it. 3mo
UwannaPublishme Loved this one too! 3mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13
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#WhatsNewWednesday…..I‘m only about 10% into this audiobook and loving it…what‘s new is, once again, I‘m experiencing book synchronicity…Barbra just mentioned I‘ll Cry Tomorrow…the memoir written by Lillian Roth. I didn‘t know she was in a play with her. I loved that book and read it about a year and a half ago.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Eggs 🩷🩷🩷 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 6/2: 47% completed. 2w
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Caroline2
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At 48hrs this is a longgg audiobook. I loved the first half; her childhood in Brooklyn in the 1950s, trying to make it on Broadway then working with Gene Kelly in big MGM musicals in the 60s. The second half was more of a slog. It‘s exhaustive and exhausting at times. Still… it‘s Barbra Streisand so what did I expect?! 😂

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dabbe
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Yuki_Onna 👏🩷 3mo
dabbe @Yuki_Onna 🤩😃😍 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ☔️❤️📚 3mo
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Caroline2
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48hrs?! Ok Barb, let‘s do this! 😉

CoverToCoverGirl I‘m on the library audio wait list.. it‘s gonna be awhile. 3mo
Caroline2 @CoverToCoverGirl yeah I was on the waiting list for about 2mths I think. 3mo
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Lizpixie
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Bk5 of my recent #BookMail is the memoir/autobiography of the goddess herself, Barbra Streisand! One of the few to win the EGOT(Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony)she is one of the most recognisable voices in music. I grew up watching her movies, Funny Girl, Hello Dolly, What‘s Up Doc, The Way We Were etc, she‘s a total iconoclast with a nose to match. Absolute Legend!

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GidgetsTreasures75
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2-20-24: My 3rd book of 2024! 970 pages of Barbra? Yes please!! I‘ve waited my whole life for this book and I‘m so thankful she took the time to tell us the truth about her life and career. To say it has been remarkable is an understatement. I took a long time to read this but really I was savoring each page and didn‘t want it to end. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars for sure! And yes, I would read this one again which is why I bought my own copy to have forever.

GidgetsTreasures75 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️📖#️⃣3️⃣ 4mo
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Leftcoastzen
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#LuckyInLove #FaceBodyOnCover I am reading and enjoying but been reading it for months!I set it aside for other reading deadlines & it‘s so heavy, I use a book prop with it .She is such a perfectionist she often writes about things she would have done differently in old projects.Maybe I should have done audio!😁

Eggs I‘m sort of curious about this book but on audio it‘s over 48 hours😳 but I‘d rather listen than hold the giant book 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Chunkster!! 4mo
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Leelee.reads
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I learned so much about Barbra Streisand, but also felt like I learned about myself and about living life through reading her reflections and observations. What a great memoir! My favorite quote came in the epilogue: “No matter who you are, you can only eat one pastrami sandwich at a time.” :)

JanuarieTimewalker13 Hahahahaha…that‘s a great quote!! 1mo
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GidgetsTreasures75
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2-3-24: Well, it looks like I‘m about half way through this 970 page book! And I‘m loving every second of it. 💖📖 #barbrastreisand

BkClubCare 1000 pages!?!?!!! Oh dear 4mo
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Readerann
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Yes, it was long but as a fan I found most of it very interesting. The audio book is 48 hours, but Babs talks SO slowly you can easily listen at 1.5 speed. I do recommend the audio since there are “extras” and music.

UwannaPublishme Loved the audio version too! But now I need to get the book so I can see all the exclusive photos 😊 5mo
Readerann @UwannaPublishme Yes, you do need to see the photos! 4mo
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Birdsong28
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Caroline2 Yes!! I spotted this this morning too. I‘m tempted but I‘m on the waiting list for the audiobook (read by Barbs!!) so I dunno if I just wanna wait for that….?! 🤔 I‘m torn!! 5mo
Birdsong28 @Caroline2 I would get it and still wait for the audiobook cos you will have to give back the audiobook at some point and we all know life can get in the way and you might not finish the audiobook so at least you have a copy as a backup. 5mo
squirrelbrain Thanks for the tag! 5mo
Caroline2 That‘s true. 🤔 I was tempted to get a physical copy (I like having a physical copy of my fav books) but then I saw it was nearly 1000 pages!!!! 😮 that‘s a chunkster doorstop of a hardback eh!!! 😂 5mo
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actualdisneyprincess
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I grew up listening to Babs, because my first favorite music was influenced by many hours spent with my first best friend, my Papa. This is as glorious as her incomparable voice. #mynameisbarbra #barbrastreisand #badasswomen #musician #actress #director #producer

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Bookbuyingaddict
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Also included in my Spotify subscription yeah 👍 never knew ! This rate il get no work done at all 😂 and it‘ll add to finishing my monthly reading 📖 goals Yiphee ! Only book 📖 worms 🐛 get it 🥰😆

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dariazeoli
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No more #nonfiction to finish this year, so the #2023readingbracket goes to Barbra Streisand! I highly recommend the audio version of her nearly 1000 page memoir; it was like listening to a friend chat for many, many hours.

UwannaPublishme A lot of my favorites are on your list, but I agree. Barbra topped them all! 6mo
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UwannaPublishme
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If you‘re any kind of a fan of Barbra‘s, this 48-hr audiobook will breeze by, especially with film clips and song snippets! And why not as Barbra chats with you about everything…her career, favorite foods, struggles with a male-dominated film industry and finding her true love—the dashing James Brolin. So honest, inspiring and powerful!
Would love to hear your Barbra stories. I got to see her onstage in 1968 at the International Hotel in Vegas.

UwannaPublishme Photos from Barbra‘s Instagram page: @barbrastreisand 6mo
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wen4blu
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I finally made it to the top of the library hold list for this one. 48 hours long and 21 day loan, eek!

TheBookHippie I‘m waiting to be snowed in for this! 6mo
Suet624 Good luck! 6mo
bookishbitch I'm waiting for it to come.out in paperback so I can buy it. 6mo
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Bookbuyingaddict
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One of my book 📕 Christmas 🎄 presents 🎁 oh my goodness only 20‘pages in with about 11/12 hours of reading left (according to bookly ) but so worth it ! She‘s a legend and this memoir is such an easier read it just skips along, planning to have a Christmas holidays pj day and binge watch all her films 🎥 😆happy holidays fellow book 📖 worms 🐛 😘

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Rissreads
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I am a huge Streisand fan so this book didn‘t disappoint! What a phenomenal talent! I systematically worked through her movies (again) when I had Covid. I love that she is committed to various causes like climate change. So sad I never got to see her sing! I read and listened to this. It was a real treat to have her read her own book.

dabbe I saw her show at the MGM hotel back in the early 90s. My mom and I are huge BS fans ( Hello, Gorgeous!”), so seeing her with my mom is one of the best memories I have with her. She was stupendous. I‘ll be reading this if my sister ever gets done with it! 🤩 6mo
Rissreads @dabbe I‘m so jealous! But what a special memory to have of your mum. I have a similar special memory of seeing Rod Stewart with my Dad and stalking him afterwards! 6mo
dabbe @Rissreads Now THAT sounds like a story I'd love to hear! Mr. Sexy Man Himself! 🤩🤩🤩 6mo
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rubyslippersreads
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This book is almost like Barbra talking to you. I loved this description of movie candy.

LeahBergen Love that! 7mo
dabbe I get to read it when my sister is done! Can't wait! 🤩 7mo
CarolynM Thank you for this. I‘d not heard of Good & Plenty before, now I‘ll know what Barbra is talking about when I read the book (it‘s on my Christmas list😆) 7mo
UwannaPublishme Oh, I‘m loving this audiobook too! And I bookmarked this quote! She does mention food so much that I get hungry whenever I‘m reading it. 😁 6mo
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Leftcoastzen
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Over 900 pages , what have I gotten myself into! Love the voice , love most of the movies (Your girl is lovely Hubbell.)How could I resist?😁

Suet624 Looking forward to hearing what you think of it. 7mo
RebelReader I preordered it on audible before I realized it‘s over 40 hours. Oh well, I guess I got my credit‘s worth. 🤪 7mo
rubyslippersreads This just came in for me at the library. I know what I‘ll be doing this weekend! 7mo
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rubyslippersreads @RebelReader I‘m really tempted to get the audiobook, because it has extra music, etc. Maybe the next time Audible has a good deal. 7mo
RebelReader @rubyslippersreads I just signed up for $5.95 for 4 months. The truck is to remember to cancel! 7mo
rubyslippersreads @RebelReader Unfortunately, that deal didn‘t work for me. ☹️ Maybe there will be one that does as Black Friday approaches. 7mo
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