The Measure of a Man

A Spiritual Autobiography

Recommended by Oprah Winfrey, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #71 in Oprah

"I have no wish to play the pontificating fool, pretending that I've suddenly come up with the answers to all life's questions. Quite that contrary, I began this book as an exploration, an exercise in self-questing. In other words, I wanted to find out, as I looked back at a long and complicated life, with many twists and turns, how well I've done at measuring up to the values I myself have set."
—Sidney Poitier

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...

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Oprah Winfrey CEO/O NetworkIt's a beautifully crafted book, written like poetry. Because, just as [Poitier] speaks so eloquently, he also writes that way, too. (Source)

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