This month Oprah looks at Sydney Poitier's autobiography entitled "The Measure of a Man". A summary is provided here below. To read more reviews, learn about the author and check the book's availability at the CARL click the book jacket cover here to go to our catalog. If the book is checked out be sure to place a hold request.
"In this luminous memoir, a true American icon looks back on his celebrated life and career. His body of work is arguably the most morally significant in cinematic history, and the power and influence of that work are indicative of the character of the man behind the many storied roles. In "The Measure of a Man," Sidney Poitier explores these elements of character and personal values to take his own measure -- as a man, as a husband and a father, and as an actor. He explores the nature of sacrifice and commitment, pride and humility, rage and forgiveness, and paying the price for artistic integrity. What emerges is a picture of a man seeking truth, passion, and balance in the face of limits -- his own and the world's. A triumph of the spirit, "The Measure of a Man" captures the essential Poitier." Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved. Oprah's Book of the Month Club