Barbra by Christopher Andersen audiobook

Barbra: The Way She Is

By Christopher Andersen
Read by Ellen Archer

Tantor Audio 9780061242892

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200147588

  • ISBN: 9798200147571

  • ISBN: 9798200147595

Runtime: 15.49 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

She is a one-name legend, a global icon, the ultimate diva. Yet most of what we know about Barbra Joan Streisand is the stuff of caricature: the Brooklyn girl made good, the ugly duckling who blossomed into a modern-day Nefertiti, the political dilettante driving to the barricades in her Rolls-Royce, the Oscar-winning actress and bona fide movie mogul, the greatest female singer who ever lived, a skinflint, a philanthropist, a connoisseur and a barbarian, the woman whose physical characteristics are instantly identifiable around the planet—the tapered nails, those slightly crossed eyes, that nose, the voice. Even to the multitudes around the world who idolize her, Streisand remains aloof, unknowable, tantalizingly beyond reach. Until now. In the manner of his number-one New York Times bestsellers The Day Diana Died and The Day John Died, Christopher Andersen taps into important sources—eyewitnesses to Streisand's remarkable life and career—to paint a startling portrait of the artist...and the woman. Whether you love her, hate her, or are simply spellbound by her titanic talent, Barbra is one thing above all others: a true American original.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A scandalicious new bio packed with fresh dirt on the world’s most reclusive diva.” New York Post
“[Andersen] has a knack for ferreting out memorable anecdotes of the ‘no wire hangers’ variety.” New York Times Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: Christopher Andersen

Author Bio: Christopher Andersen

Christopher Andersen is the critically acclaimed author of more than a dozen New York Times bestsellers which have been translated into more than twenty-five languages worldwide. Two of his books—The Day Diana Died and The Day John Died—reached the number one spot on the list. A former contributing editor of Time and longtime senior editor of People, Andersen has also written hundreds of articles for a wide range of publications, including the New York Times, Life, and Vanity Fair. He has appeared frequently on such programs as Today, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, and Entertainment Tonight.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 15.49
Audience: Adult
Language: English