The Resource The pursuit of happyness, Chris Gardner with Quincy Troupe and Mim Eichler Rivas

The pursuit of happyness, Chris Gardner with Quincy Troupe and Mim Eichler Rivas

Label
The pursuit of happyness
Title
The pursuit of happyness
Statement of responsibility
Chris Gardner with Quincy Troupe and Mim Eichler Rivas
Title variation
Pursuit of happiness
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 than Gardner found himself caught in a web of incredibly challenging circumstances that left him as part of the city's working homeless and with a 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 among shelters, "HO-tels," soup lines, and even sleeping in the public restroom of a subway station." "Never giving in to despair, Gardner made an astonishing transformation from being part of the city's invisible poor to being a powerful player in its financial district."--BOOK JACKET
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
189104
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gardner, Chris P
Dewey number
332.62092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Troupe, Quincy
  • Rivas, Mim Eichler
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gardner, Chris P
  • Gardner Rich & Co. (Firm)
  • Stockbrokers
  • Poor
  • Fathers and sons
Target audience
adult
Label
The pursuit of happyness, Chris Gardner with Quincy Troupe and Mim Eichler Rivas
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 302 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780060744861
Lccn
2005057203
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), map
System control number
(Sirsi) a405111
Label
The pursuit of happyness, Chris Gardner with Quincy Troupe and Mim Eichler Rivas
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 302 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780060744861
Lccn
2005057203
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), map
System control number
(Sirsi) a405111

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