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Barbra Streisand: On the Couch

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Barbra Streisand has been a show business staple for decades, from Funny Girl and Hello, Dolly! to The Way We Were and, more recently, the Fockers franchise. Whether gracing a stage, screen, or album cover, Barbra's iconic silhouette is a globally-familiar image. We know Barbra the star, but how well do we know Barbra the woman?
In Dr. Alma H. Bond's latest installment of
Published October 1st 2017 by Bancroft Press
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Nov 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I grew up watching Barbara Steisand films on television.  For a long time, we only had one TV in our house and my parents controlled it so we watched what they wanted to watch.  It didn’t matter how many times we saw ‘Funny Girl’, we saw it every time it was on.

I did get tired of ‘Funny Girl’ due to the number of times we saw it but I did like Barbra Streisand’s acting.  My uncle was the first in our family to get a cassette player in his car.  He was better off than my parents, financially.  I
Gayle Pace
Oct 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
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This book is a work of fiction, although it is based in parts, on actual information. It is not necessarily accurate. I actually thought when I got the book it was not fiction and that Dr. Alma Bond, Ph.D. was her psychoanalyst. I was mistaken. It is fiction and Dr. Bond was the author. She wrote this because she admired Streisand from a distance, like many others Most of us know Barbra Streisand as the performer. Few probably know the person. Often times what appears on the outside
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit, going into this book I was skeptical. It is nonfiction and Alma Bond is not actually Barbra Streisand's psychoanalyst (assuming Streisand even has a psychoanalyst. I'm sure she does. Everyone in Hollywood does.) But only about two pages in I was howling with laughter.
Bond's portrayal of Streisand was pitch perfect, New York accent and all. She was so funny and outgoing, exactly like Streisand is in real life.
Bond also wrote herself as being the psychoanalyst for other famous f
Sherry Knowlton
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is an interesting book with a unique approach to biography. The book is filled to the brim with interesting facts and anecdotes about Streisand’s personal life and successful career. The premise that sets the biography apart is that it is written as a series of sessions between Streisand and a fictional psychoanalyst, Darcy Dale. The format through which Streisand’s story is told unwinds as a series of notes from these conversations with her therapist.

A psychoanalyst herself, author Bond’s
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was very excited to have a chance to review this book because I’ve been a fan of Barbra Streisand since I was young. I’ve seen all but a few of her movies and have listened to her music for many years. I couldn’t wait for the book to arrive and was thrilled when it did. I was even more thrilled when I saw that it was signed.

The book is very good. I learned things about Barbra that I didn’t know. Things about her childhood, her school days, her start in show business, her relationships with men
Amy Shannon
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely gripping

If you're a fan, or just curious about Streisand, this is a book you won't want to miss out on. I couldn't put it down. I could picture Babs on the couch, pouring her heart out, sharing her personal and celebrity life. It's not a non fiction book, but it was created so perfectly with past real interviews, and events that were used to create these couch "sessions". It was a remarkable book and I really enjoyed it. I look forward to reading more of Dr. Bond's work, especially he
Elizabeth Reames
Apr 25, 2018 rated it did not like it
I am a reviewer for, and have already written a review of this book. Long story short, if I could give this book negative stars, I would. Here's the link:
Lakesha Foster
Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I liked this book. The author wrote this book very well. I hope she continues writing books about famous people problems.
Samantha Holtsclaw
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I think that this book is really good, I learned a lot about Barbra Streisand.
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Alma H. Bond, PhD, is a psychoanalyst and the author of 20 published books. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University, graduated from the post-doctoral program in psychoanalysis at the Freudian Society, and was a psychoanalyst in private practice for thirty-seven years in New York City. She ”retired” to become a full-time writer, but now maintains a small practice ...more