The Pursuit of Happyness is the powerfully inspiring story of Chris Gardner, a homeless father turned millionaire who refused to let his dire circumstances define him. Never giving in to despair, Gardner made an astonishing transformation from being part of San Francisco’s invisible poor to being a powerful player in its financial district.
Motivated by a promise he made to himself as a fatherless child to never abandon his own children, Gardner found himself homeless, working an incredibly demanding entry-level job in finance, and raising his toddler son alone. Mythic, triumphant, and unstintingly honest, The Pursuit of Happyness tells the story of how one man and his son navigated the mean streets of San Francisco and went on to become a crowned prince of Wall Street
“In this stirring autobiography. . . Gardner recounts his ‘long walk to Wall Street, ‘ a journey that took him from a childhood in the ghettos of Milwaukee to an enormously successful career as a stockbroker in New York City.”-Library Journal
Freshman Common Read: University of Findlay
Publisher: Amistad Press
Pub Date: 10/2006
Size: 8.00h x 5.32w x 0.81d