Saturday, January 31, 2015


Hello Gorgeous by William Mann is just one of the biographies of multi-talented Barbra Streisand on the shelves of the Monrovia Public Library. Also try Streisand: Her Life by James Spada and Barbara: The Way She Is by Christopher Andersen. Each give accounts of the life of Ms. Streisand, born in 1942, whose unique voice and theatrical and movie skills have been recognized with numerous Oscars, Tonys, Emmys and Golden Globes. 

 If you are looking to the Library for materials in different media, the works by and about Ms. Streisand demonstrate the variety of formats in our collection.

The newest Streisand recording is the bestselling Partners where she sings classic and contemporary duets with well-known male vocalists. Although sometimes critiqued as being over produced, this album is for listeners who love to sing along. Other duet Streisand recordings on the CD shelves are Dream With Me with Jackie Evancho and Let’s Talk About Love with Celine Dion. Solo recordings include A Collection: Greatest Hits and A Love Like Ours.

If you love Ms. Streisand’s sly sense of humor, look for the films Little Fockers and Guilt Trip on the DVD shelves.
Finally, if you want something over-the-top, read the lushly illustrated coffee table book written by La Streisand called My Passion for Design. She recounts her long interest in architecture, furniture and clothing design and details the construction of her traditional home on the Malibu coast. Real fans will especially enjoy her pursuit of perfection as she even creates a series of shoppes in her basement to display her antiques.

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