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The definitive Streisand biography. "Perceptive, illuminating, and immensely readable". -- Hollywood Reporter"This, at last, is the definitive Barbra book. Anne Edwards' exhaustive research, personal firsthand knowledge, and riveting style all combine in a biographical saga so awesome it ought to be a movie". -- Rex Reed

For the first time, New York Times bestselling biogra
Published April 1st 1997 by Little Brown and Company
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This gossipy biography shows the contradiction that is Barbra Streisand. It show her great talent and her insecurity about it. It shows her generosity to chairities yet it tells how she paid help three dollars an hour and then fired them when she thought the job took too long. The author goes out of her way to say such and such celebrity told her this (always) nasty fact about Barbra. The book was written to sell and makes for very enjoyable reading and seems to be a fair portrait of Barbra into ...more
I was stoked to find a biography about the great Streisand. I've always been a fan of hers, and I can honestly say this biography was worth the price. I learned a lot and I wasn't bored in the process. Once I become bored with a book I start flinging it at people like a boomarang and you don't want to be hit in the head with a book I fling at you. I would definitely read this book and I commend Edwards for writing an informative biography on someone who's accomplished so much in her lifetime.
I usually find the excruciating detail in many biographies and autobiographies annoying. In this one it added interest and amplified the writer's purpose. This is a balanced description of a polarizing figure. I've read several Streisand bios before. This one added a great deal of new information.
Second time reading through because I need some inspiration from a gutsy woman who was nothing else if not completely herself all her life. Viva Barbara! Well written.
I enjoyed this biography very much! Was disappointed her affair with Barry Gibb was left out, and did NOT know she'd had a romance with Don Johnson.
I had a hard time putting this down. I'm not sure if it was Babs or Anne Edwards that kept me reading.
Rochelle Jewel  Shapiro
Jan 16, 2008 Rochelle Jewel Shapiro rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone
See review on my blog entitled Barbara and Me.
David Olsen
If you love Babs, read this book! Period! Anne Edwards is a fabulous biography writer!
Maybama02 Carroll
Love Barbra, but I would rather hear her than read about her!
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