The bestselling author and American icon offers lessons from his own remarkable life in the form of letters to his great-grandaughter
The author of The Measure of a Man and one of the most revered actors in the history of Hollywood offers a book that features inspirational advice and personal stories from his extraordinary life. Written in the form of extended letters to his new great-granddaughter, Sidney Poitier offers perspective and wisdom gained from his memories of being a boy in the Bahamas; breaking the race barrier in theater and film during the Civil Rights Era; achieving stardom and success in Hollywood; and as a diplomat and humanitarian. In his role as father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Poitier shares his experience of the most important passages in life.
Celebrated writer/director/actor Poitier returns with a third memoir (following 1980's This Life and 2000's The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography) detailing his remarkable story and offering his own take on some of life's most ponderous questions. Written as a set of letters to his great granddaughter, Life Beyond Measure is bursting at the seams with inspirational stories aimed to advise and motivate us all. His writing is deep, his views are that of a wise man who has seen the world from every angle. Poitier's classical, firm and rolling voice is entirely engaging, and listeners will find themselves yearning for more. A HarperOne hardcover.
Life Beyond Measure
Sidney Poitier, in Life Beyond Measure, shares with the reader some very intimate yet universal truths about him and his life. His attempt to connect with the reader through his connection with his toddler great grand daughter is indeed an effective way to get over his point--we are the livers and purveyors of history and, if we have an interest in future generations, we have a duty to pass it on to future generations. Mr. Poitier merely adds to his legacy of being one of the most important figures of 20th and 21st century American culture.
This book is essential reading for anyone dealing with the question of the generational divide.
Rob Kent Long, Esq.