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The Measure of a Man by Sidney Poitier
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Dec 28, 2009

it was ok

This book is like a chocolate chip cookie. THe chocolate chips are the nuggets of wisdom and interest. The cookie part is macho bull**it. Unfortunately, there are not quite enough chips in it. Lots of ego.
I have embarked upon a cinematographic investigation of Sidney Poitier's work as a result of reading the book, though. And he is a really great film presence. I am happy for the introduction.
The last line of the book summed it up for me. I don't know how I will feel at that age, but I sure hope I don't describe life the way that he did in the last line.
I suspect that I don't have the testosterone to fully appreciate his POV.
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message 1: by Lyn (new)

Lyn Can't wait! To read yer thoughts- Gender sh** and the genesis of culture is about the only interesting things about humans. I was watching King Kong the other day, and Fay Wray was seriously creepy- trying to be sensuous which came off like she was unhinged. Then I watched an old Bette Davis flick and I was relieved. I will rent poitier. But how dare you equate Machismo and chocolate chip cookies- yer such a chick:) One is dangerous and the other good.


Flelly When you are a chick, they are both dangerous.


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