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My Name is Barbra: Revealing the Iconic Star’s Intimate Memoir

Barbra Streisand, the iconic star of stage and screen, has finally opened up about her love life in her new memoir My Name is Barbra. However, she admits that she was reluctant to share her intimate stories and that her editor pressured her to do so.

Streisand, who has been married to actor James Brolin since 1998, reveals in her book that she had romantic relationships with some of the most famous men in the world, including Don Johnson, Ryan O’Neal, Andre Agassi, and former Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau. She also writes about her first husband, actor Elliott Gould, and their son Jason, who came out as gay in 1991.

However, Streisand says that she did not want to write about her personal life and that she only did it because her editor insisted. She told The Guardian, “Listen, I didn’t want to write about any of them but my editor said, ‘You have to leave some blood on the page!’” She also said that she hopes readers will finally “know the truth” about her and the myths that surround her. She added that she doesn’t think of herself as a famous person and that she is still the same Barbara Joan Streisand as she was in high school.

Streisand, who has won two Oscars, eight Grammys, five Emmys, and a Tony, is widely regarded as one of the greatest entertainers of all time. She has sold over 150 million records worldwide and is the only artist to have a number one album in each of the last six decades. She is also known for her activism and philanthropy, supporting causes such as women’s rights, civil rights, environmentalism, and education.

Streisand’s memoir, which was released on October 31, 2023, is a candid and revealing account of her life and career, from her humble beginnings in Brooklyn to her rise to fame and fortune. She writes about her struggles with self-esteem, anxiety, stage fright, and perfectionism, as well as her achievements and joys. She also shares her insights on art, politics, spirituality, and aging.

My Name is Barbra is a must-read for fans of Streisand and anyone who wants to learn more about the woman behind the legend. It is available in bookstores and online platforms now.

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