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    DescriptionSoon to be a major motion picture starring Will Smith, "The Pursuit of Happyness" 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 went on to become a crown prince of Wall Street. At the age of twenty, Milwaukee native Chris Gardner, just out of the Navy, arrived in San Francisco to pursue a promising career in medicine. Considered a prodigy in scientific research, 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 homeless with his toddler son. Instead of giving in to despair, the two spent almost a year moving from shelters, "HO-tels", and soup-lines, even sleeping in the public restroom of a subway station - ultimately making an astonishing transformation from the bathroom to the boardroom.


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    Title
    The Pursuit of Happyness
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Gardner
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780060744878
    ISBN 10: 0060744871
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: BTP
    Libri: ENGM1075
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BIC subject category V2: BGBA
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET020
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/AFROAM
    BIC subject category V2: KNST
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400, A16702500
    BISAC V2.8: BIO002000
    B&T Approval Code: A47503600
    DC22: 323.6/2092
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    DC22: 332.62
    LC classification: HG4928.5 .G365 2006C
    Libri: AFRO5030
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    Thema V1.0: KNS, DNXP, DNBB1
    Edition
    Media tie-in
    Edition statement
    Film tie-in edition
    Illustrations note
    8 pages colour photos
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins
    Publication date
    07 December 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Chris Gardner is the Chief Executive of Gardner Rich and Company, a multimillion-dollar brokerage with offices in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. An avid philanthropist and motivational speaker, Gardner is committed to many organizations--particularly those related to education--and was recently the recipient of the "Father of the Year Award" from the National Fatherhood Initiative.