Oprah chooses Poitier memoir for book club
Poitier's book combines memories of his stage and film career with his childhood stories and reflections on racism and religion. His publisher reports that while Poitier had "editorially help" with the book, it was largely written by him. For what it's worth, Oprah says she put the book club on hiatus not because of the James Frey controversy, but because she was busy setting the curriculum for her school in South Africa.
Measure of a Man is a safe choice, but it's a worthwhile one. I've loved Sidney Poitier since I saw him whip those cockney teens into shape in To Sir, With Love. Well-played, Ms. Winfrey, well-played. You can save JT LeRoy for the next round.