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The Measure Of A Man by Sidney Poitier
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Jun 19, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: finished
Recommended for: Everyone
Read in January, 2006

I like the way Mr. Poitier tells his story in a conversational tone that flows. This is not a simple retelling of his life with dates and events but instead it is a look into the insights of a man who has lived in third world poverty, second class citizenship, and considerable acclaim without ever losing his core identity and sense of morality. I found it enlightening. The way he looks back on things that have transpired in his life and relates how he perceived it then with how he perceives it now incorporating the then unforseen outcomes of the circumstances with the now known knowledge brought a deeper understanding to me of the phrases "everything happens for a reason", and "everything is not always as it appears".

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message 1: by Mia (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:20AM) (new)

Mia I liked this book as well. Mr. Poitier was very real in his book, which was nice to see this iconic figure being that way. I learned alot about his upbringing and some of the earlier film years.

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