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An interview with Sidney Poitier about his new book, Life Beyond Measure.

Sidney Poitier is one of the most revered actors in the history of Hollywood. He has overcome enormous obstacles in extraordinary times and is a role model for many Americans because of his convictions, bravery, and grace. Poitier reflects on his amazing life in Life Beyond Measure, offering inspirational advice and personal stories in the form of extended letters to his great-granddaughter.

Writing for all who admire his example and who search for wisdom only a man of great experience can offer, this American icon shares his thoughts on love, faith, courage, and the future.

Poitier draws upon the perspective and wisdom gained from his memories as a poor boy in the Bahamas, his experience of racism coming to the United States, falling in love and raising a family, breaking the race barrier in theater and film during the civil-rights era, achieving stardom and success in Hollywood, and being a diplomat and humanitarian. He reflects on the deepest questions and the significant passages of his life, the virtues that helped him through tough times, and the sense of purpose and history that strengthened him.

He emphasizes the importance of the role of faith in a technological age, as well as our responsibility to the earth and future generations. Throughout, Poitier shares stories about the people of courage he has met along the way and the meaning of life in the face of death.

Life Beyond Measure, from one of our most respected celebrities and a national treasure, will inspire listeners to live the fullest life with integrity.

©2008 Sidney Poitier (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

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Nice short listen about his early start

I didn't know these things about Sidney's early life. It was interesting and may draw you to listen to the full book.

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Great Story!

What an incredible biography and to have Sidney Poitier read it was Icing on the cake. I've always thought he was a true gentleman and a great person and after hearing his story I admire him even more.

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a very very short READ, although

with very little to go on here i only can say that it's seem very interesting. that's ALL i can say base on the very very very short interview.......

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Nice interview - Too short

Sidney Poitier is always a pleasure and wonderful to listen to. This interview is very nice but much too short. Leaves you aching for more.

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letters to my great grand daughtet

Book will not play. only interview. have tried repeatedly. please help with this issue. thsnks

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Great but too short

Amazing interesting man. Have always admired Mr. Poitier & his flawless, precise performances. He's outstanding

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Surprised

I love his voice but I struggled with his story. He lacked emphasis about his own life it seemed.

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Clarity

I am a true fan of Mr Poitier. He is a class act for sure!

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By any "measure"--- a good man

Always wanted to learn more about Mr. Poitier. The spirit he exhibited. The choices he made. The self-image and example he set. Mr. Poitier represented much more to me, in my yourh, than 'just' an actor.

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Must listen to this interview!

Everyone should listen to this interview! It's interesting, inspiring, and deeply moving. Loved it!