Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus More

Barbra Streisand: on the Couch by Alma H. BondBarbra Streisand: on the Couch by Alma H. Bond, Ph.D.

Publisher: Bancroft Press (Oct 1, 2017)
Category: Literary Fiction, Celebrities, Barbra Streisand
Tour dates: Oct/Nov, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-61088-211-8
Available in Print, 308 pages

We all know Barbra, the star, but how well do we know Barbra, the woman? In the latest installment of my On the Couch series, Dr. Darcy Dale, a renowned, pioneering Manhattan psychiatrist, is confronted by Barbra, who is dismayed after thirty years of minimally successful therapy. Over the course of a year, Dr. Dale conducts an intimate psychoanalysis, breaking through Barbra’s defense mechanisms and repressions to delve deep into the heart and mind of one of America’s last remaining superstars.

Published at the same time as Streisand’s own, long awaited memoir, Barbra Streisand: On the Couch is an essential companion, a sensitive, objective, pitch-perfect opportunity to look behind the voice and image, and to understand and fully appreciate Barbra Streisand, the human being.

My Thoughts Barbra Streisand: on the Couch by Alma H. Bond, Ph.D.

I grew up watching Barbara Steisand films on television.  For a long time, we only had one TV in our house and my parents controlled it so we watched what they wanted to watch.  It didn’t matter how many times we saw ‘Funny Girl’, we saw it every time it was on.

I did get tired of ‘Funny Girl’ due to the number of times we saw it but I did like Barbra Streisand’s acting.  My uncle was the first in our family to get a cassette player in his car.  He was better off than my parents, financially.  I remember riding in his car and listening to Streisand sing.  He played her over and over.  I thought she was good but preferred the Beatles, of course.

Over the years I have kept up on Barbara Streisand as an actress.  I remember Googling her when the internet started.  I was curious about her real life.  I didn’t find out much except that her father died when she was just a girl.  I thought that must have affected her entire life.  How could it not?

Then I found out about ‘Barbra Streisand: on the Couch’ by Alma H. Bond, Ph.D. and knew I had to read it.  It is a work of fiction but does give much more of a glimpse into Streisand.  I could tell from reading it that Ms. Bond did through research on her subject.  She crafted a well written fictional account that is hard to put down.  She handled her subject with respect and dignity.  She did not stoop to sensationalism as many have.

If you are a fan or just curious about Barbra Streisand, you need this book.  If you are looking for the perfect gift for a fan, this book would be perfect.  I highly recommend it.


I was sent the ebook for my honest opinion.

About Alma H. Bond, Ph.D.Barbra Streisand: on the Couch by Alma H. Bond

Award winning author, Alma Halbert Bond received her Ph.D. from Columbia University, and became a highly successful psychoanalyst in private practice for 37 years in New York City. She “retired” to become a full-time writer. Barbra Streisand: On the Couch is currently in production with Bancroft Press, who publish the On the Couch series.

Hillary Clinton: On the Couch was published a few months ago, and received a Best Books Award Finalist book award. Jackie O: On the Couch, the first of her On the Couch series to be published by Bancroft Press, was published on August 15, 2011, and received a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Best Books Award Finalist USA Book News, and International Book Awards Finalist. . Margaret Mahler, a Biography of the Psychoanalyst was published by McFarland Press in 2008. It received two awards, Best Books Award Finalist USA Book News and Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Finalist.

Michelle Obama, a Biography, was recently published by Greenwood Press. Dr. Bond has had 20 other books published.

Among other organizations, Dr. Bond is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Dramatists Guild, PEN, the International Psychoanalytic Association, and the American Psychological Association. She taught psychoanalysis at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, where she is a fellow, and also has been a faculty member of WritersSchool, where she taught Psychology and Literature.

Website is http://almabondauthor.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlmaHBond
Twitter: https://twitter.com/almabond

Buy Barbra Streisand: on the Couch by Alma H. Bond, Ph.D.


Giveaway Barbra Streisand: on the Couch by Alma H. Bond, Ph.D.

This giveaway is for the choice of print or ebook however, print is available to the U.S. Only and ebook is open worldwide.  This giveaway ends on November 30, 2017 midnight pacific time. Entries are accepted via Rafflecopter only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow Barbra Streisand: on the Couch by Alma H. Bond, Ph.D. Tour

Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus Oct 19 Giveaway

Gayle Books Reviews Etc Oct 20 Review

Sal Bound 4 Escape Oct 24 Review

Lisa I Feel So Unnecessary Nov 1 Review

Katy Amazon Review Nov 5 Review

Dawn Bound 2 Escape Nov 6 Excerpt & Giveaway

Kristin Second Book to the Right Nov 7 Review & Excerpt

Vicki I’d Rather Be Reading At The Beach Nov 13 Review & Giveaway

Patricia Reviews by Room With Books Nov 16 Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus Nov 22 Review

Greg Amazon Review Nov 30 Review

*This schedule is subject to change.

Barbra Streisand: on the Couch by Alma H. Bond, Ph.D.

Pacific Affair by Gary Paul StephensonPacific Affair & Atlantic Affair by Gary Paul Stephenson

Thanks to GS Novels Ltd, I am giving away one print copy of both ‘Pacific Affair’ and ‘Atlantic Affair’ by Gary Paul Stephenson

Description Pacific Affair by Gary Paul Stephenson

The Gripping New Thriller Book, The Pacific Affair, A Charles Langham Novel. 

Charles Langham faces opposition, death threats and even hit squads, as the vested interests of political institutions and multinational organisations combine to stop Langham and his team righting the wrongs that we all wish we could fix. 

Unbeknownst to Langham, a bigger challenge is looming from the world’s troubled past of the 1940’s.​

The first in the Charles Langham Series will take you on a journey around the world on a thrilling and compelling ride that will leave you wanting more and thinking more.

Description Atlantic Affair by Gary Paul StephensonAtlantic Affair by Gary Paul Stephenson

A loner receives instruction to collect a newly imported car and drive it to a specific street by a certain time with very precise instructions on initiating the car alarm. He follows them exactly. His last ever act. The British Prime Minister activates the Cobra room and initiates martial law. United States President Johnson sends aid in the form of two aircraft carriers plus his Presidential army headed by Thomas.

After their first Sumatran tiger release, Langham and his group are attacked by paramilitaries with worrying consequences. Axmann transfers from his submarine to a freighter, taking his sinister package with him and heads up the St Lawrence Seaway and makes his way to Yellowstone National Park…

Pacific Affair & Atlantic Affair by Gary Paul StephensonAbout Gary Paul Stephenson

Gary has always had a love of the environment learning how to grow plants and vegetables organically from a very young age under the tutelage of his father’s gardener.  Being bought up around family dogs and his own pet Dutch rabbit engendered an ongoing love of animals.  The turbulent British political scene during the 1980’s saw his interest rise in politics. During these early years, he started to write his first novel and many poems.  Pressures of work, a growing family and increased worldwide travel for international companies saw his writing put aside and time at home spent with family and long country walks with wife and Border collie.  

A holiday to see the land of his father led the family to take up permanent residence in New Zealand. Following the life-changing diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, Gary once again took to writing as a way of keeping his mind active and undertook a creative writing course to hone his skills which he passed with distinction.  With his love of the environment and interest in the short term view of politicians, The Charles Langham Series was born.

Gary is married with 3 children and a grandson. Favourite pastimes include travel, wine making, propagating shrubs, growing vegetables and looking after two mischievous Dutch house rabbits.

Buy Pacific Affair & Atlantic Affair by Gary Paul Stephenson


Giveaway Pacific Affair & Atlantic Affair by Gary Paul Stephenson

This giveaway is open worldwide and ends on December 8, 2017 midnight pacific time.  Entries are accepted via Rafflecopter only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Amira Can Catch, A New Kid In School by Kevin ChristoforaAmira Can Catch, A New Kid In School by Kevin Christofora

Thanks to Brittany Bearden of At Large Public Relations, I am giving away one print copy of Amira Can Catch, A New Kid In School by Kevin Christofora

Description Amira Can Catch, A New Kid In School by Kevin Christofora

A New Kid in School is the fourth in a series of books by The Hometown All Stars for children ages three to seven. Amira, the new kid in school lands in a new hometown after leaving her home country of Syria over a year ago. She is shy and a looks a little scared as the teacher introduces her to class. Amira is rapidly welcomed by Nick and the rest of the All Star team. She adapts quickly to their silly ways. With a little help on Amira’s spelling and math at school, Amira’s mom might be more likely to let her play baseball with the team after school.

Her mom was very strict because she had a lot of school days to make up after they were forced out of their old home. The Hometown All Stars learn all about hotdogs, maps, fingers up, fingers down, train tunnels, Willie Mays, #24 and how to catch 3 different types of pop fly balls. True to real life, you have to learn how to hit, run, throw and catch before you play a real game of baseball. Coach ends practice with a little teaser and all the fun that is ahead of them at the next practice titled Pizza Pie Day!

Batter up for a great tale – both fact and fantasy – that celebrate the spirit of our national pastime. The Hometown All Stars series helps children learn beginning sports skills with real life coaching techniques, combined with education and most importantly how to have FUN.

About Kevin ChristoforaAmira Can Catch, A New Kid In School by Kevin Christofora

Christofora, a father and little league coach, hopes his books will inspire children to play outside more often. A devotee of America’s pastime, he aims to teach young people about baseball and the habits of a healthy lifestyle in the form of a fun and educational bedtime story. 
He has appeared on ABC News, ESPN Radio, 660 News Radio, Santa Fe – KVSF 101.5, and WDST-FM Woodstock, and has had articles featured in About Families OnlineKidzEdgeMom Blog Society, and several other publications.

For more information, please visit http://thehometownallstars. com/

Giveaway Amira Can Catch, A New Kid In School by Kevin Christofora

This giveaway is open to the U.S. only and ends on December 1, 2017 midnight pacific time.  Entries are accepted via Rafflecopter only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway