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THE MEASURE OF A MAN A Spritual Autobiography

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Sidney Poitier

Biography & Memoir • 8 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2000

Sidney Poitier, recently given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Screen Actors Guild, was the first African-American actor to win an Oscar for Best Actor. The life experiences he explores frame his film career, fondly remembered by many. Poitier has crafted a memoir with articulate pride and self-reflection. His easy, conversational style makes it perfect for an audio experience. He conveys an elegance in speaking, yet maintains a likable storytelling ease. We learn of his early, reckless days in the Bahamas and his hard work in gaining success as an actor in the '50s and '60s. Poitier depicts incidents of discrimination and coercion that convey an insightful and approachable portrait of the times. Poitier's humanism is a consistent theme, and he's charismatic throughout. Frank McCourt captured hearts with ANGELA'S ASHES; in much the same way Sidney Poitier shares his values and experiences in this brilliant audio program. R.F.W. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 00]



Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2000

CD ISBN 978-0-06-135543-1 $24.95 • Seven CDs

DD ISBN 978-0-06-137449-0 $22.95


Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2007

CS ISBN 978-1-4281-5239-7 $51.75 • Seven cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4281-5240-3 $72.75 • Seven CDs

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