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Oprah's Book Group is Back After Taking a Year-Off

abstract:After putting her book club on hold for a year subsequent to her debacle with James Frey, Oprah has reconvened and she's sticking with the autobiography genre and Sidney Poitier's (Yes, the actor) The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography published by Harper San Francisco 2000.


January 27, 2007
— Sophisticated readers migh balk at Oprah and the on-again, off-again nature of her forays into the book world, but there is little doubt whether the more than one million members she has attracted world-wide will flock back to her television program to watch this next author.

In childhood I watched "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" and "In the Heat of the Night" and Sidney's brilliant portrayal in each film became the cornerstone to my understanding of the ugliness of racism.

"Lilies" won Poitier the first Oscar ever given to a Black actor for a performance. His autobiography will certainly wipe out the bad taste in people's mouths over the scandal surrounding the Fey memoir.  Here are links to the book, Oprah's website, and the imdb movie data base for Sydney Poitier. Why not purchase the book, and get the DVD's for your "Classics" video library.

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