Sidney Poitier Life Beyond Measure

Sidney Poitier Life Beyond Measure
Following the enormous success of 'The Measure of a Man', one of the most revered actors in the history of Hollywood shares his experience, wisdom and hope.

"I want Ayele to know me in my own words, from stories not passed down but told from my lips, stories from my mind and imagination, from my philosophies and experiences - my life, as told to her, intended expressly for her and those of her generation."

Written in the form of extended letters to his new great-granddaughter and namesake Sydney Ayele LaBarrie, Sidney Poitier offers perspective and wisdom gained from his own remarkable life, including growing up in the Bahamas, breaking the race barrier in theatre and film during the Civil Rights Era and achieving stardom and success, both in Hollywood and as a diplomat an humanitarian.

In his role as a father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he shares personal stories for those important passages through life, whether starting school, graduating, looking for your first job, falling in love, surviving a break-up, getting married, having children, losing loved ones or getting older.

Filled with inspirational advice and truths, 'Sidney Poitier Life Beyond Measure' will inspire readers to live the fullest life with the greatest integrity, from a man who managed to do just that.

Review: "It's typical of Poitier's modesty that what may be his last book is not another celebration of his triumphs but a collection of lessons learned by that wise old actor, passed on to generations who might never truly understand how he changed movies." The Los Angeles Times

"What an extraordinary story, this man has achieved more than we can imagine with grace and dignity".

Sidney Poitier has starred in more than 40 films, directed nine and written four. His landmark films include 'A Patch of Blue', 'Lilies of the Field', 'Guess Who's coming to Dinner', 'In the Heat of the Night' and 'To Sir, with love'. He was the first African-American actor to win the Academy Award for best actor. He is also the author of two autobiographies, This Life and The Measure of a Man.

He is married and has six daughters, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Sidney Poitier Life Beyond Measure
Simon & Schuster
Author: Sidney Poitier
ISBN: 9781847373847
RRP: $34.95

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