The Measure of A Man – autobiography by Sidney Poitier
272-page paperback book
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Printed in the UK
The selection of books in our shop is carefully curated by myself to include some of the best and most poignant, as well as some of the most beautifully written publications in the film world, be it director or actor autobiographies, film retrospectives and essays. These will be limited collections, which means that it is possible that when they are gone, they are gone for good.
Sidney Poitier’s memoir, The Measure of A Man, is a beautifully written and honest book, a powerful testimony to being true to one’s self, to artistic integrity, to acting passionately on one’s convictions, to fearsely breaking countless barriers, to being a man of class in the true sense of the word. This autobiography reveals the undeterred spirit, inner depth, emotion and intellectual fervour that have driven this actor’s, this man’s remarkable life. From Sir, with love.