From Frank Brady, who wrote one of the best-selling books on Bobby Fischer of all time and who was himself a friend of Fischer’s, comes an impressively researched biography that for the first time completely captures the remarkable arc of Bobby Fischer’s life. When Bobby Fischer passed away in January 2008, he left behind a confounding legacy. Everyone knew the basics of his life—he began as a brilliant youngster, then became the pride of American chess, then took a sharp turn, struggling with paranoia and mental illness. But nobody truly understood him.
She's been a funny girl, a matchmaker, and Robert Redford's leading lady. From her international acclaim as a singer to her first huge film success as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, Barbra Streisand has continued to prove herself the most fabulous and versatile star today. This biography tells the fascinating story of her unique and inspiring rise to stardom.