Barbra Streisand's Long-Awaited Memoir Is Finally Coming!
By Rosalyn Oshmyansky
Barbra Streisand is finally telling her life story.
It's just been announced that the 73-year-old legend is penning a memoir to be published by Viking in 2017.
The upcoming autobiography promises to cover a lot of ground -- which shouldn't come as too much of a surprise to Streisand fans, given the illustrious career the influential singer, actress and director has had over the last several decades.
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After all, in addition to selling more than 71 million copies of her 40-plus albums, Streisand has earned Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Grammy Awards as well. (Just to name a few, of course.)
What's more, she's also received Kennedy Center Honors, the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award, the National Endowment for the Arts medal from President Bill Clinton and the Légion d’Honneur from French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
But beyond all the accolades, the memoir also promises to be a revealing and honest reflection of her life, including memories of her childhood.
"Barbra Streisand's memoir is the entertainment story that has been on the top of every publisher's wish list for years," Viking President and Publisher Brian Tart said in a statement. "She has led one of the most fascinating and accomplished careers in show business. There are over fifty unauthorized biographies about Ms. Streisand that are full of myths and inaccuracies, and she is finally going to tell her own story. I am thrilled and honored to be publishing her at Viking."