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 is the perfect book to inspire readers to live the fullest life with integrity, from one of our most respected celebrities and a national treasure. Sidney poitier is one of the most revered actors in the history of Hollywood.
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 has overcome enormous obstacles in extraordinary times and is a role model for many Americans because of his convictions, bravery, and grace.
Life Beyond Measure: Letters to My Great-Granddaughter #ad - . 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. He emphasizes the importance of the role of faith in a technological age, as well as our responsibility to the earth and future generations.
The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography Oprah's Book ClubHarperOne #ad - And that's it. Without television, radio, endure the long commitments, he could enjoy the simple things, and material distractions to obscure what matters most, and find true meaning in his life. Poitier was uncompromising as he pursued a personal and public life that would honor his upbringing and the invaluable legacy of his parents just a few years after his introduction to indoor plumbing and the automobile, Poitier broke racial barrier after racial barrier to launch a pioneering acting career.
. In other words, with many twists and turns, i wanted to find out, as I looked back at a long and complicated life, how well I've done at measuring up to the values I myself have set. In this luminous memoir, a true American icon looks back on his celebrated life and career. Committed to the notion that what one does for a living articulates who one is, Poitier played only forceful and affecting characters who said something positive, useful, and lasting about the human condition.
Here, finally, is poitier's own introspective look at what has informed his performances and his life. Quite the contrary, I began this book as an exploration, an exercise in selfquestioning. I have no wish to play the pontificating fool, pretending that I've suddenly come up with the answers to all life's questions.
The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography Oprah's Book Club #ad - Sidney poitier here explores these elements of character and personal values to take his own measure--as a man, as a husband and father, and as an actor. Poitier credits his parents and his childhood on tiny Cat Island in the Bahamas for equipping him with the unflinching sense of right and wrong and of selfworth that he has never surrendered and that have dramatically shaped his world.
Paul Newman: A LifeCrown Archetype #ad - Despite fears that he would fail to live up to his father’s expectations, Newman bypassed the family sporting goods business to pursue an acting career. The son of a successful entrepreneur, Newman grew up in a prosperous Cleveland suburb. Though he would joke about instances of “Newman’s luck” throughout his career, he refused to coast on his stunning boyish looks and impish charm.
The artistic battles that nearly derailed his early movie career would pay off handsomely at the box office and earn him critical acclaim. Taking up auto racing in midlife, Newman became the oldest driver to ever win a major professional auto race. He applied that tenacity to every endeavor both on and off the set.
Paul Newman: A Life #ad - But newman was also an oddity in hollywood: the rare box-office titan who cared about the craft of acting, the sexy leading man known for the staying power of his marriage, and the humble celebrity who made philanthropy his calling card long before it was cool. Paul newman, and winsome antiheroes in such revered films as the hustler, achieved superstar status by playing charismatic renegades, broken heroes, The Verdict, The Color of Money, Cool Hand Luke, the Oscar-winning actor with the legendary blue eyes, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and Nobody’s Fool.
After struggling as a theater and television actor, newman saw his star rise in a tragic twist of fate, landing the role of boxer Rocky Graziano in Somebody Up There Likes Me when James Dean was killed in a car accident. The outspoken newman used his celebrity to call attention to political causes dear to his heart, including civil rights and nuclear proliferation.
A food enthusiast who would dress his own salads in restaurants, he launched the Newman’s Own brand dedicated to fresh ingredients, a nonprofit juggernaut that has generated more than $250 million for charity.
Here's Johnny!: My Memories of Johnny Carson, The Tonight Show, and 46 Years of FriendshipThomas Nelson #ad - Now, with johnny's blessing before he died, McMahon can finally share all the stories that only he knows. Only mcmahon can tell the stories and provide the insights into the personality that made Johnny Carson more of a friend we invited into our home than a television star. This entertaining tribute will feature over 200 pictures, many never before published, from both McMahon's and Carson's private archives.
We talked about our kids, and our careers and the state of America, just two lucky guys who loved each other and the good luck of our careers. Ed mcmahon is the only person who was with Johnny Carson, even before The Tonight Show, when they both first appeared on Who Do You Trust. Here's johnny is like sitting with ed and johnny over lunch:the last time I saw Johnny, and then we just sat there and reminisced, we had chicken, about a year before he died, a couple of glasses of red wine, going back and forth the way we did on the show.
Here's Johnny!: My Memories of Johnny Carson, The Tonight Show, and 46 Years of Friendship #ad - From the sofa at johnny's right, to backstage, to their personal relationship - McMahon will provide a real view of the man who was so careful to only show one side of himself to the public. Brilliant in front of the camera, but shy in person, Carson seldom gave interviews.
My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and DebbieWilliam Morrow #ad - A revelatory and touching tribute to the lives of carrie fisher and Debbie Reynolds written by the person who knew them best, Todd Fisher’s poignant memoir is filled with moving stories of growing up among Hollywood royalty and illustrated with never-before-seen photos and memorabilia. In december 2016, the world was shaken by the sudden deaths of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, two unspeakable losses that occurred in less than twenty-four hours.
His book, part memoir, celebrates their legacies through a more intimate, poignant, part homage, and often hilarious portrait of these two remarkable women than has ever been revealed before. With thirty-two pages of never-before-seen photos and memorabilia from his family’s private archives, Todd’s book is a love letter to a sister and a mother, and a gift to countless fans who are mourning the deaths of these two unforgettable stars.
My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie #ad - . Thanks to his funny, his own man, no-nonsense mother, todd remained down to earth, but always close to his cherished mom, and to his sister through her meteoric rise to stardom and her struggle with demons that never diminished her humor, loving, talent, or spirit. Now, todd shares his heart and his memories of Debbie and Carrie with deeply personal stories from his earliest years to those last unfathomable days.
The stunned public turned for solace to debbie’s only remaining child, Todd Fisher, who somehow retained his grace and composure under the glare of the media spotlight as he struggled with his own overwhelming grief. The son of "america’s sweethearts" Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, Todd grew up amid the glamorous wealth and pretense of Hollywood.
Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like ChristmasRandom House #ad - This remarkable portrayal of one of the most exciting and talented casts ever put together, and of the encounters between these larger-than-life personalities and audiences who had rarely seen black people before, makes a hilarious and poignant story. The excitement of the journey—full of camaraderie, and memorable personalities—is dampened only by Maya's nagging guilt that she has once again abandoned the person she loves most in life, love affairs, her son.
Back home, and driven close to suicide by her guilt and concern, she takes her son with her to Hawaii, in spite of forced absence, where she discovers that devotion and love, have the power to heal and sustain. As always, maya angelou’s writing is charged with that remarkable sense of life and love and unique celebration of the human condition that have won her such a loyal following.
In this third self-contained volume of her autobiography, as she marries, Maya Angelou moves into the adult world, which began with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, and the white world as well, enters show business, and tours Europe and Africa in Porgy and Bess. As the book opens, maya, in order to support herself and her young son, gets a job in a record shop run by a white woman.
Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas #ad - . Soon the relationship grows into love and then marriage, and Maya believes a permanent relationship is finally possible. Her remarkable talent, however, soon brings her attention of a different kind, and before long she is singing in one of the most popular nightclubs on the coast. But it is not to be, and she is again forced to look for work.
Eleanor: The Years AloneW. W. Norton & Company #ad - She continued her activism on behalf of civil rights, as well as her humanitarian work, which led President Harry Truman to call her the First Lady of the World. Lash has created an extraordinary portrait of an extraordinary person. Lash, pulitzer prize-winning biographer and national Book Award-winning writer of Eleanor and Franklin, turns to the seventeen years Eleanor Roosevelt lived after FDR's death in 1945.
. A new york times bestseller"Lash has reached the highest level of the biographer’s art…Astounding. Wall street JournalJoseph P. Already a major figure in her own right, Roosevelt gained new stature with her work at the United Nations and her contributions to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Sully: My Search for What Really MattersWilliam Morrow #ad - Sully’ sullenberger—the pilot who miraculously landed a crippled US Airways Flight 1549 in New York’s Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew. On january 15, 2009, the world witnessed a remarkable emergency landing when Captain "Sully" Sullenberger skillfully glided US Airways Flight 1549 onto the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew.
His story is now a major motion picture from director / producer Clint Eastwood and stars Tom Hanks, Laura Linney and Aaron Eckhart. Sully's story is one of dedication, in his military service, and preparedness, hope, revealing the important lessons he learned through his life, and in his work as an airline pilot.
Sully: My Search for What Really Matters #ad - His cool actions not only averted tragedy but made him a hero and an inspiration worldwide. Now a major motion picture from clint Eastwood, starring Tom Hanks—the inspirational autobiography by one of the most captivating American heroes of our time, Capt. It reminds us all that, even in these days of conflict, tragedy and uncertainty, there are values still worth fighting for—that life's challenges can be met if we're ready for them.
Love Is the Best Medicine: What Two Dogs Taught One Veterinarian about Hope, Humility, and Everyday MiraclesBroadway Books #ad - Nick trout comes another touching and heartfelt story from the front lines of veterinary medicine—the story of two dogs who forever changed the way he thought about life, death, fate and love. Helen is an older cocker spaniel found neglected and abandoned in a restaurant parking lot one rainy night. Despite her mangy condition and terrible smell, Ben and Eileen fall in love with the pitiful creature and decide to take her in.
But just as helen is rescued from a sad life on the streets and enveloped in a loving home with all the creature comforts an old dog could ask for, a tumor is discovered and she's given a devastating prognosis. All ben and eileen want is for helen to beat the odds and survive for one more summer so that she can have one chance to swim in the ocean on the family's annual trip to Prince Edward Island.
Love Is the Best Medicine: What Two Dogs Taught One Veterinarian about Hope, Humility, and Everyday Miracles #ad - In short, they want a miracle. Meanwhile, fourteen-month-old miniature pinscher Cleo keeps breaking one leg after another which devastates her poor owner, Sandi. While cleo is visiting sandi's daughter, in Bermuda, Sonja, she succumbs to yet another fracture. Distraught that the injury happened on her watch, Sonja makes a plan to fly Cleo to Boston to get the specialist care she needs before Sandi even finds out.
Enter Dr. Trout could deliver and is destined to become a favorite for animal lovers.
Brando: Songs My Mother Taught MeModern Library #ad - Anyone who has ever enjoyed a Brando film will relish this book. Please note: this edition does not include photos. This is marlon brando’s own story, and his reason for telling it is best revealed in his own words:“I have always considered my life a private affair and the business of no one beyond my family and those I love.
. Now, fifty years after his first appearance onstage in New York City, the actor has told his life story, at last, with the help of Robert Lindsey. The result is an extraordinary book, moving, at once funny, both on-screen and off, angry, ribald, self-deprecating and completely frank account of the career, absorbing, of the greatest actor of our time.
Brando: Songs My Mother Taught Me #ad - . Except for moral and political issues that aroused in me a desire to speak out, for the sake of my children and myself, I have done my utmost throughout my life, to remain silent. But now, in my seventieth year, i have decided to tell the story of my life as best I can, so that my children can separate the truth from the myths that others have created about me, as myths are created about everyone swept up in the turbulent and distorting maelstrom of celebrity in our culture.
To date there have been over a dozen books written about Marlon Brando, based on hearsay, and almost all of them have been inaccurate, sensationalist or prurient in tone.
My Point...And I Do Have OneBantam #ad - I was afraid i didn’t have anything important to say. In this #1 new york times bestseller, airplanes, and restrooms, celebrity, and why we’re so scared of the boogeyman–to fashion trends, Ellen DeGeneres shares her hilarious take on everything from our most baffling human foibles–including how we behave in elevators, and her secret recipe for Ellen’s Real Frenchy French Toast.
That’s all in the book, too. I was however, nervous. But when i began writing, i realized that although i don’t know a lot about any one thing, I know a little about a whole bunch of things: baking a pie; dancing; curing the common cold; running the Iditarod–it’s all in the book. And i realized i notice things that maybe some people don’t notice or they don’t notice that they don’t notice.
My Point...And I Do Have One #ad - . Most of all, this witty, engaging book offers insights into the mind of one of America’s most beloved comics. Dear reader, i was awfully excited when I was asked to write a book.