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Poitier's second autobiography is a highly inspirational work, covering the "highs" and "lows" of a movie career that has lasted over five decades. The author displays a genuine sincerity in presenting his humble beginnings; paying much homage to his parents and his Caribbean roots. This is great read that not only dwells on the actor's profession, but it also is a good primer for those seeking motivation for their own lives.
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Plot & Themes

Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)    -   Black Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes Story of entertainer?    -   Movie Drama Actor Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   actor/actress/producer Ethnicity    -   Black


Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   Caribbean Islands City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   Los Angeles

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   spiritual How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   26-50% of book

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