Life Beyond Measure: Letters to My Great-Granddaughter
Sidney Poitier is one of the most revered actors in the historyof Hollywood. He has overcome enormous obstacles in extraordinarytimes and is a role model for many Americans because of hisconvictions, bravery, and grace. Poitier reflects on his amazinglife in Life Beyond Measure, offering inspirational advice andpersonal stories in the form of extended letters to hisgreat-granddaughter. Writing for all who admire his example and whosearch for wisdom only a man of great experience can offer, thisAmerican icon shares his thoughts on love, faith, courage, and thefuture.Poitier draws upon the perspective and wisdom gained from hismemories as a poor boy in the Bahamas, his experience of racismcoming to the United States, falling in love and raising a family,breaking the race barrier in theater and film during the CivilRights Era, achieving stardom and success in Hollywood, and being adiplomat and humanitarian. He reflects on the deepest questions andthe significant passages of his life, the virtues that helped himthrough tough times, and the sense of purpose and history thatstrengthened him. He emphasizes the importance of the role of faithin a technological age, as well as our responsibility to the earthand future generations. Throughout, Poitier shares stories aboutthe people of courage he has met along the way and the meaning oflife in the face of death.Life Beyond Measure is the perfect book to inspire readers tolive the fullest life with integrity, from one of our mostrespected celebrities and a national treasure.