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The Measure Of A Man by Sidney Poitier
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Jul 14, 10

bookshelves: audio, biography-memoir, library
Recommended for: People who are interested in other people
Read from July 01 to 14, 2010, read count: 1

What a nice book to listen to on CD with Poitier as the narrator. I really enjoyed listening to and experiencing Poitier's journey through his various stages of life. Poitier provides some excellent insight into the character of humans, such as everyone having a dark side, but whether it is kept at bay depends on the person and how he or she was raised, why the work that we do is important, the effect of art on social change, and many other interesting tidbits on .

Poitier also provides some interesting insight into why he has chosen the films that he has, because of the roles that they offered. He also gets into a fascinating discussion about acting and what separates good actors from bad ones (and he freely admits that he has been both).

Poitier is a great storyteller and his stories are rich with humor, insight and even sadness, at times. He alludes to his flaws, even if he doesn't spend much time on them, but he realizes that he is imperfect and a work in progress and that he is committed to strive to be better. One can't ask for more than that.

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Quotes Sera Liked

Sidney Poitier
“A person doesn't have to change who he is to become better.”
Sidney Poitier, The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography

Reading Progress

07/10/2010 page 5
71.43% "I on Disc 5 of 7. Poitier is a great storyteller who provides tremendous insights into life."

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