The pursuit of happyness

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The astounding yet true rags-to-riches saga of a homeless father who raised and cared for his son on the mean streets of San Francisco and went on to become a crown prince of Wall Street. At the age of twenty, Chris 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 incredibly 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 moving from shelters, "HO-tels", and soup-lines. Never giving in to despair, Gardner makes an astonishing transformation from being part of the city's invisible to being a powerful player in its financial district. Here is the story of a man who breaks his own family's cycle of men abandoning their children, a story that appeals to the very essence of the American Dream. Read by Andre Blake
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subject_facet BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Business, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage, Gardner Rich & Co, Gardner, Chris -- (Chris P.), Stockbrokers -- United States -- Biography
title_display The pursuit of happyness
title_full The pursuit of happyness [electronic resource] / Chris Gardner with Quincy Troupe, The pursuit of happyness [sound recording] / Chris Gardner with Quincy Troupe ; read by Andre Blake
title_short The pursuit of happyness
topic_facet Gardner, Chris, Stockbrokers