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The Resource The pursuit of happyness, by Chris Gardner

The pursuit of happyness, by Chris Gardner

Label
The pursuit of happyness
Title
The pursuit of happyness
Statement of responsibility
by Chris Gardner
Title variation
Pursuit of happiness
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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.--From publisher description
Summary
In a candid memoir, a successful entrepreneur traces his journey from growing up with an abusive stepfather, to life on the streets as a homeless man with a small toddler in tow, to his triumphant battle to the top as a self-made millionaire
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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189104
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
332.62092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
The pursuit of happyness, by Chris Gardner
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Film tie-in
Control code
2577767
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 302 p., [8] p. plates
Isbn
9780060744878
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other control number
9780060744878
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm72146504
  • (OCoLC)72146504
Label
The pursuit of happyness, by Chris Gardner
Publication
Note
Film tie-in
Control code
2577767
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 302 p., [8] p. plates
Isbn
9780060744878
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other control number
9780060744878
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm72146504
  • (OCoLC)72146504

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