The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness

Book - 2006
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At the age of twenty, African American Gardner arrived in San Francisco to pursue a promising career in medicine. However, he surprised everyone and himself by setting his sights on the competitive world of high finance. Yet no sooner had he landed an entry level position at a prestigious firm, Gardner found himself caught in a web of challenging circumstances that left him part of the city's working homeless with his toddler son. Motivated by the promise he made to himself as a fatherless child to never abandon his own children, the two spent almost a year in shelters, "HO-tels", and soup-lines. Never giving in to despair, Gardner went from being part of the city's invisible to being a powerful player in its financial district.
Publisher: New York : Amistad, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060744861
Characteristics: xii, 302 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Troupe, Quincy
Rivas, Mim Eichler
Alternative Title: Pursuit of happiness


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Nov 17, 2011

the book and the movie was amazing! I love how it defines the American dream and learns a life lesson based on the tough times that Chris have faced.

Jul 24, 2011

An amazing book, I thought it was very inspiring :)

Apr 09, 2007

It's almost as if the screenwriter only read the middle of the book - what a waste of a movie. If you must see the movie, do not read the book first. You'll be SO disappointed.


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