The definitive biography of Barbra Streisand. Randall Riese has exhaustively covered every aspect of her life--from her rise to stardom and her stunning career on Broadway and in film, to her relationship with her mother and with her son, her political involvement, and her numerous lovers. Includes 16 pages of fabulous photographs....
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Her Name Is Barbra Reviews
"I was expecting a gossipy bitch-fest along the lines of J. Randy Taborelli’s Call Her Miss Ross. What I got instead was a multi-faceted portrait of a very complicated woman. What some may interpret as bitchy, others see as assertiveness, I guess. Overall, it was a pretty even-handed treatment, and Riese’s breezy style made it a quick read. The only problem is that he devotes way too much space to The Prince of Tides, the thorny production of which easily takes up four times as many pages as any other project Streisand did. Random things I learned from this: Barbra exhibited diva-like behavior well before she got famous, as a youth she pioneered the thrift shop chic look by wearing self consciously kooky ’30s castoffs, and son Jason Gould was likely gay from the day he was born. Of course, I too would be ecstatic if my mom invited Donna Summer over to the house for an afternoon chat." - Scrubbles.net review, February 1, 2009.
This book has reinforced my earlier impression of Barbra. She's a control freak. But I still consider her one of my favorite female singers. It was written in 1996 though, and a lot has happened since then I'll bet. More men dated, and marriage to James Brolin. And her son Jason has long since come out of the closet.
This is a 'Can't put down' book for me. It really shows how Barbra really is 'behind the scenes' and how determined she's always been to reach for her goals. It gives more of an idea of the person behind the voice and face and not the image she'd like to portray to the public.
This is a very interesting, readable biography.
I read this book mainly because I don't like her. After reading it, I still don't like her and now I know why.
love my Barbra