The Measure of a Man: A Memoir

By: Sidney Poitier

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In this beautifully written, candid memoir, legendary actor Sidney Poitier reveals the spiritual depth, passion and intellectual fervour that has driven his remarkable life. Poitier credits his childhood of poverty on idyllic Cat Island in the Bahamas for equipping him with the unflinching sense of self-worth, family values and simple ethics that he has never since surrendered and that have dramatically shaped his world.Just a few years after his introduction to indoor plumbing and the automobile, Poitier broke countless barriers to launch a pioneering career portraying important, dignified characters in some of the most morally significant films of the late 20th century. His engaging memoir spans a time in American history from segregation, through the early Civil Rights conflicts, to present-day cultural struggles. Poitier shares his provocative thoughts on racism in Hollywood, consumerism and the media, illness and mortality, honouring a higher consciousness and paying the price for artistic integrity. This book is a powerful testament to the rewards of being true to one's self, acting passionately on one's convictions and boldly walking on the edge. 255 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; ISBN: 074340386X. ISBN/EAN: 9780743403863. Inventory No: 237629. Paperback

Title: The Measure of a Man: A Memoir

Author Name: Sidney Poitier

Categories: Memoir,

Publisher: Pocket Books: 2001

ISBN Number: 074340386X

ISBN Number 13: 9780743403863

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good Condition

Seller ID: 237629

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