Streisand’s memoir on the way
It’s nearly impossible to succinctly describe Barbra Streisand. Yes, she’s a Jewish actress, but she’s also a triple threat, the original Funny Girl, an EGOT winner, a director, and one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. But now, she’s finally claiming the one title that has eluded her: memoirist.
In November, Barbra’s long-awaited autobiography, My Name is Barbra – the title as given to her 1965 album and TV special – will hit bookshelves.
Cue the kvelling!
Per Penguin Random House, “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.”
Though Barbra has previously authored a book in 2010 about her passion for design, the road to her memoir has been much more complicated.
In 1984, former First Lady and then editor at Doubleday Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis told Barbra that she’d like to edit her memoir. Barbra wasn’t ready to write a book at the time, but she did start writing in journals.
Despite attempts throughout the years, it wasn’t until the pandemic hit that she was able to complete the project.