Life Beyond Measure: Letters to My Great-Granddaughter

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Written in the form of extended letters to his new great-granddaughter, Life Beyond Measure offers perspective and wisdom gained from Sidney Potier's own remarkable life -- growing up in the Bahamas, breaking the race barrier in theatre and film during the Civil Rights era, and achieving stardom and success not only in Hollywood but also as a diplomat and humanitarian. In his role as a father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he shares personal stories for those important passages through life: first day at school as well as graduation, learning right from wrong, first job and career choices, falling in love and surviving a break-up, wedding day and commitment in marriage, first child and parenthood, maturity and loss, and what kind of legacy will stand the test of time.

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"Some people aren't satisfied to be dashing, principled, talented, influential, and legendary; they have to keep giving of themselves. In Life Beyond Measure, Poitier unaffectedly muses on life's mysteries, as compelling as ever in his ninth decade."--O Magazine

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Sidney Poitier has starred in more that 40 films, directed nine and written four. His landmark films include A PATCH OF BLUE, LILIES OF THE FIELD (for which he won an Oscar), GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT and TO SIR, WITH LOVE.

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