The Measure of a Man: a Spiritual Autobiography

The Measure of a Man: a Spiritual Autobiography

3.69 (8,698 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$26.00

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

In this luminous memoir, a true American icon looks back on his celebrated life and career. His body of work is arguably the most morally significant in cinematic history, and the power and influence of that work are indicative of the character of the man behind the many storied roles. In The Measure of a Man, Sidney Poitier explores these elements of character and personal values to take his own measure -- as a man, as a husband and a father, and as an actor.

He explores the nature of sacrifice and commitment, pride and humility, rage and forgiveness, and paying the price for artistic integrity. What emerges is a picture of a man seeking truth, passion, and balance in the face of limits -- his own and the world's. A triumph of the spirit, The Measure of a Man captures the essential Poitier.
show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 331 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 20.32mm | 136.08g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 006019717X
  • 9780060197179

Rating details

8,698 ratings
3.69 out of 5 stars
5 26% (2,234)
4 34% (2,917)
3 28% (2,457)
2 9% (816)
1 3% (274)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X