NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Barbra Streisand speaks onstage at the 42nd Chaplin Award Gala at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on April 27, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
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May 20, 2015 1:17 PM EDT

The iconic singer, actor, and director Barbra Streisand is tackling her own life story in a memoir that will be published in 2017, Viking announced Wednesday.

“There are over fifty unauthorized biographies about Ms. Streisand that are full of myths and inaccuracies, and she is finally going to tell her own story,” Viking’s president and publisher Brian Tart said in a statement.

Back in 2006, Streisand took to her website to combat one of those unauthorized texts, Christopher Andersen’s Barbra: The Way She Is. Per the Washington Post, she wrote in a post on her website: “Who is the person described in this book? From what has been told to me, certainly not anyone I know. This stereotypic image bears little resemblance to me or anything about me.”

News of the memoir was initially reported in the New York Times.

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