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The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography (Oprah's Book Club) by [Sidney Poitier]
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An affecting new memoir.--Dallas Morning News

Candid memoirs from teh actor who has starred in more than forty movies, directed nine, and written four.--USA Today

In this powerful book, [Poitier] shares his touchsotnes with us and makes us question what foundations guide our own lives.--Ebony

Reading The Measure of a Man is somewhat akin to having a worthwhile conversation with a revered older relative; he doesn't always tell you what you want to hear, but you appreciate it just the same.--Washington Post

"With the unwavering sense of dignity and worth . . .this man's authenticity is earned by the life he describes."--Los Angeles Times

Reflective, generous, humane . . . moving . . .[Poitier] writes with vivid emotion.--New York Times Book Review

Having already penned a book about his professsional life, legendary actor Sidney Poitier tackles a greater subject--life itself--with this new spiritual autobiography.--American Way

Revealing . . . Poitier invites us to re-examine his work and, through it, our history.--New York Times Magazine --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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Sidney Poitier has starred in more that 40 films, directed nine and written four. His landmark films include A PATCH OF BLUE, LILIES OF THE FIELD (for which he won an Oscar), GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT and TO SIR, WITH LOVE. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B000NJL7AK
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperOne (13 October 2009)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 232 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 283 pages
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