Barbra Streisand announces she's releasing a memoir

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Friday, 10 February 2023, 11:55AM

Barbra Streisand has announced she will be releasing her very own memoir later this year.

The 80-year-old singer will publish My Name Is Barbra on November 15, as she looks to share her life story "in her own words."

The book shares its name with the music icon's 1965 album and a TV special, and it will cover her early years in Brooklyn and New York City as well as her singing career and projects such as The Prince of Tides.

The star will also address her 24-year marriage to James Brolin, friendships with the likes of Marlon Brando and her political advocacy.

A press release from publisher Viking said: "Dozens of books have been written about Streisand, and now in My Name Is Barbra, she tells her story in her own words."

The synopsis adds: "The book is, like Barbra herself, frank, funny, opinionated, and charming."

Streisand previously revealed she started a draft of the book in 1999 but only "really started writing" when the Covid-19 pandemic gave her more time to "finish" the project.

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