I’m thrilled to let you know that I have updated my 1995 biography Streisand: Her Life, and it is now available as an eBook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes and Kobo.
I am very proud of this book. I worked hard to make it the most complete, detailed, accurate and fair version of Barbra’s life ever written. I spoke to over 200 people while writing the book, including Barbra’s family, friends, coworkers and colleagues from her Aunt Molly (her father Emanuel’s only living sibling at the time), to high school classmates, acting school classmates, roommates, costars, producers, and many others.
The Streisand story is truly an extraordinary one, a near fairy tale of what a young girl with determination can achieve against powerful obstacles. As she struggled for success, Barbra was rebuffed by her mother, agents, and casting directors who felt she wasn’t pretty enough to be successful as an actress or as a singer. Not only did she prove them all wrong, but she did so in stunning fashion. By the time she was 23, she was gracing the cover of Vogue, and a few years later had established herself not only as a hugely successful singer but a movie star as well, playing romantic leads and becoming the top female box-office star of the 1970s.
Along the way there were more obstacles, rebuffs, a few devastating reviews. But she never let any of that stop her. After reading Streisand: Her Life, 2012, you will never again think a Big Dream is impossible.