Barbra: The Way She Is

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Thorndike Press, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 776 pages
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A New York Times Bestselling AuthorThe #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Day Diana Died now turns his talents and piercing insight to the #1 star of our time - one of the most beloved and detested, worshiped and feared, gossiped- and speculated-about figures of the age: Barbra, the one-name legend for whom the word "superstar" was invented.

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User Review  - ennie - LibraryThing

Although her talent is unquestioned, Barbra Streisand does not come off well in Andersen's book. According to this account, Barbra had an abundance of diva attitude even as an unknown, and continued ... Read full review

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Confirms her reputation as a domineering perfectionist who never got her mother's approval Read full review


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About the author (2006)

Christopher Andersen was born on May 26, 1949. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and joined the staff of Time Magazine as a contributing editor in 1969. He was the senior editor of People Magazine from 1974 to 1986. He has also written for numerous publications including The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Life, and Vanity Fair. He has written over 25 books. His early nonfiction books range from psychology in The Name Game to true crime in The Serpent's Tooth to art collecting in The Best of Everything. He is best known for his biographies including Somewhere in Heaven: The Remarkable Love Story of Dana and Christopher Reeve, The Day John Died, Madonna Unauthorized, and These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie. He received the Joan's Legacy Award for excellence in journalism regarding lung cancer in 2008.

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