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started with Sidney Poitier and Maya Angelou
, both of whom I've spent hours on the phone with over the years, just listening and taking notes. More than any other people on the planet, Maya and Sidney are my teachers. I wanted to share the life stories of these two wise thought leaders—and many others I admire—because I believe any life well lived can inspire our own." —Oprah