Review by Gracie777 -- Barbra Streisand: On the Couch

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Re: Review by Gracie777 -- Barbra Streisand: On the Couch

Post by Bookmermaid » 11 Jul 2018, 17:51

Wow, you certainly gave quite an emotional review that shared your admiration for this book and the life lessons it teaches. I' m glad that enjoyed this book.

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Post by Sakeenah143 » 11 Jul 2018, 18:08

A long review but very worthy.
This review is like an awesome appetizer to a delicious food. Definitely going for this.
Congrats BOTD

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Post by Mabel6 » 11 Jul 2018, 18:12

Thank you for the review. I can already tell this book will be an eye opener that not all stars have easy lives. Very sad that her mother was so cruel and that she didn’t really get to know her dad except through his writings. I added to my not interested in reading shelf but I am sure others will enjoy learning from this one.

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Post by Mabel6 » 11 Jul 2018, 18:13

Thank you for the review. I can already tell this book will be an eye opener that not all stars have easy lives. Very sad that her mother was so cruel and that she didn’t really get to know her dad except through his writings. I added to my not interested in reading shelf but I am sure others will enjoy learning from this one.

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Post by Emilyflint » 11 Jul 2018, 18:23

I have always love Barbara. I have heard some of her story and I cannot wait to read more

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Post by David Nash » 11 Jul 2018, 18:23

I enjoyed the opening but hit a bit of a bump when the doctor turned out to be 92. Seems a bit old to still be a practicing psychiatrist, most would have retired much earlier. Still, I found the personalities to be very well developed.

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Post by Dolor » 11 Jul 2018, 18:35

Barbra Streisand: On the Couch by Alma H. Bond, Ph.D. is a fiction book that gives glimpses of the real life of a most influential female superstar in modern history, Barbra Streisand. It's a motivational guide to loving one's self, overcoming life obstacles, and rising to the top regardless of who you are or where you're from.

The lesson is similar to the quote, "Real people aren't perfect and perfect people aren't real." No person is exempted in the diversities of life.

#History #Psychoanalysis #Therapy

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Post by ValBookReviews » 11 Jul 2018, 18:44

Wonderful! The iconic Barbra Streisand herself! Certainly a good read! Congrats to the author on the #BOTD 🛋️
"And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life". (Revelation 20:12 (NKJV) :reading-7:

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Post by juliecsa » 11 Jul 2018, 18:46

I'm a bit confused because from the blurb, this book is fictional and therefore the author must be taking great liberties into Barbara Streisand's psyche, but you seem to quote it all as if it is non-fiction. Nonetheless, seems very interesting!

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Post by juliecsa » 11 Jul 2018, 18:48

David Nash wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 18:23
I enjoyed the opening but hit a bit of a bump when the doctor turned out to be 92. Seems a bit old to still be a practicing psychiatrist, most would have retired much earlier. Still, I found the personalities to be very well developed.
I had the exact same thought when I read that! I don't think I would trust a 92 year psychiatrist, despite their experience.

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Post by mnx » 11 Jul 2018, 18:54

Quite captivating. I must say I was surprised about the the Doctors age of 92.

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Post by Horton50 » 11 Jul 2018, 18:59

I found it to be both an easy read and an interesting book about Barbara things I would not have known otherwise.

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Post by KatSims92 » 11 Jul 2018, 19:02

It's always great to hear about a book that really inspired the reader with its honesty and beauty. This sounds like such an inspiring read and that it has the potential to paint a different picture than the one we always see of Barbara Streisand.

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Post by Karencantley1 » 11 Jul 2018, 19:04

Not a huge fan of Barbra Streisand OR biographies/memoirs, as such. It’s also interesting that this is listed as fiction, it makes it hard to know what’s real and what’s not.

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Post by Jennifer Fernandez » 11 Jul 2018, 19:05

Sounds really interesting but when I read it was fiction I must confess I felt a little dissapointed.
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