Barbra Streisand is releasing a highly anticipated memoir this fall

Barbra Streisand will release her highly anticipated memoir this fall, her publisher has announced.

My Name Is Barbra, to be published on November 7 by Penguin Random House UK imprint Century, explores the 80-year-old star’s six-decade career.

Many books have been written about the life of the famous actress and singer, but this will be the first time Streisand has written her story in her own words.

From Broadway to the big screen, the beloved star is one of the best-selling artists of all time and one of the few artists to have achieved EGOT status (winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony).

In the memoir, Streisand recounts her life from her childhood in New York to the early days of her career and the years that followed.

Her breakthrough came with the musical and movie versions of Funny Girl and she had an illustrious career in the entertainment world.

Over the years, she has won two Oscars, one for Best Actress for her role in 1968’s Funny Girl and the other for Best Original Song in the 1976 film A Star Is Born.

She has also won numerous Emmys, Grammys, Golden Globes, and a Tony in her lifetime.

With 1983’s Yentl, she directed, produced, wrote and starred in major motion pictures, becoming the first woman to win a Golden Globe Award for Best Director.

She also received the National Medal of Arts from President Bill Clinton, France’s Legion d’honneur, and America’s highest civilian honor – the Presidential Medal of Freedom – from President Obama.

Streisand has also been an advocate for many causes, establishing the Streisand Foundation in 1986 to advance her philanthropic interests ranging from women’s rights to the protection of the environment.

Barbara Streisand

Producer, director and star of ‘Yentl’, Barbra Streisand (PA)

Publishers have been searching for a Streisand memoir for decades, with the singer telling Jimmy Fallon in 2021 that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis asked her to write one in the early 1980s, when the former first lady was an editor at Doubleday.

The memoir was first announced in 2015 and was scheduled for release two years later, though it was untitled at the time. A reference to it on her website, posted in 2015, was later withdrawn.

Ben Brusey, Century publishing director, said: “Barbra Streisand is the ultimate artist and icon, unparalleled in her mastery of multiple fields from music to film, theater to philanthropy.

“Now, with the momentous publication of My Name is Barbra, Streisand is pronouncing himself as the ultimate writer and storyteller.

“One of the greatest stories of creative life ever told, Streisand’s memoir reveals a voice on the page as genuine, entertaining and spectacular as her best performances.

“We are delighted and honored to publish Streisand’s memoir and know it will be a milestone filled with joy and creativity that will amaze and delight readers and critics alike.”

My Name Is Barbra will be published on November 7th by Century, a publisher of Penguin Random House UK.

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