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The pursuit of happyness

Author: Chris Gardner; Quincy Troupe; Mim Eichler Rivas
Publisher: New York : Amistad, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Chris Gardner; Chris Gardner
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Gardner; Quincy Troupe; Mim Eichler Rivas
ISBN: 0060744863 9780060744861
OCLC Number: 62430945
Description: xii, 302 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Contents: Candy --
The no-daddy blues --
Where's momma? --
Bitches brew (side a) --
Bitches Brew (side b) --
The world beyond --
Pictures of a life --
Turned out (an intro) --
Turned Out (advanced) --
California dreamin' --
Roses in the ghetto --
Sphere of influence.
Other Titles: Pursuit of happiness
Responsibility: Chris Gardner with Quincy Troupe and Mim Eichler Rivas.
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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.--From publisher description.

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