A Spiritual Autobiography
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this candid spiritual memoir, legendary actor Sidney Poitier
on life itself as he reveals the spiritual depth, passion, and
intellectual fervor that has driven his remarkable life. Poitier
credits his childhood of poverty on idyllic Cat Island in
for equipping him with the unflinching sense of self-worth,
values, and simple ethics that he has never since
surrendered and that
have dramatically shaped his world.
Just a few years
introduction to indoor plumbing and the automobile, Poitier
countless barriers to launch a pioneering career portraying
dignified characters in some of the most morally significant
the late 20th century. Drawing on his personal journey, Poitier
explores such themes as sacrifice and commitment, pride and
rage and survival, and paying the price for artistic
engaging memoir spans a time in history from Jim Crow
through the early Civil Rights conflicts to present-day cultural
struggles and spiritual seeking. Poitier shares his provocative
thoughts on racism in Hollywood, consumerism and the media,
child-rearing, illness and mortality, honoring a higher
and realizing how fully a part of "the grand scheme" each of
This book is a powerful testament to the rewards of being
true to one's
self, acting passionately on one's convictions, and boldly
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