For me, the first book Streisand writes should be about her professional career. Those achievements and talents are what earned her those riches, honors, and worldwide renown. Not her intricate tastes, well-financed purchasing, and world-historic obstinacy in interior and exterior decorating!
This book comes from the far more vain portion of her personality, and the one I have come to not like. I admit readily to being a fan, often fervent, of Streisand's art and performance for nearly 40 years.
That is NOT, however, at all the same as being a "Streisand fan," as such, of her broader persona, which I haven't been for at least half of that time. This is from disappointment with many of her choices and attitudes outside the film set, concert hall, and recording studio. (Not just political matters, either, for this libertarian.)
I know that I'm far from the only one with this divided appraisal of her. I bought the "Yentl" two-disc DVD set the day it was released. I paid the top $300 price for a ticket to hear her sing over 15 years ago. Yet I wouldn't buy this $60 tome for even $37.80 (as of today). Perhaps when Amazon Marketplace has it for $10, used, if even then - which won't take long.
Thousands of struggling and young artists in several fields could get inspiration from some written insights into Streisand's own history and choices over her 50 years in music, theater, and film. They won't benefit from reading how she made her bathroom towels' colors match the upholstery and flower beds - and, no, this hardly exaggerates the scope of her obsessions.
This is bound to be nearly 300 pages of misapplied documentary effort about what, in the context of her enduring achievements, is a trivial part of her life. I don't deny her perceptions, but I do decry the waste. Jefferson didn't strive to be remembered mainly for reworking his Monticello.