The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness

Book - 2006
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Soon to be a major film starring Will Smith, this is the inspiring rags-to-riches story of the charismatic Chris Gardner, a once homeless father who raised and cared for his son on the mean streets of San Francisco and then went on to become a crown prince of Wall Street. No sooner had Gardner landed an entry level position at a prestigious finance firm, Gardner found himself faced with challenging circumstances that left him homeless with his toddler son. Instead of giving in to despair, he toiled until he made the astonishing transformation back to the boardroom.
Publisher: New York : Amistad, 2006
ISBN: 9780060744861
Branch Call Number: B 323.62092 GARD
Characteristics: 302 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Troupe, Quincy
Rivas, Mim Eichler
Alternative Title: The 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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