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Name The Pursuit of Happyness
Suggested Grade S4
Author Chris Gardner
Author's Background Chris Gardner is the chief executive officer of Gardner Rich & Company, a multimillion-dollar brokerage with offices in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. An avid philanthropist and motivational speaker, Gardner is a recipient of the Father of the Year Award from the National Fatherhood Initiative. He has two children and resides in Chicago and New York.
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Category English
Description A triumphant, modern-day Horatio Alger story - based on the life that inspired the major motions picture - The Pursuit of Happyness is a memoir that will have you rooting for the underdog as it stirs you to pursue your own dreams. Abandoned by his own father and left to the vicious rage of a mean-spirited and abusive stepfather, Chris Gardner made a vow that no matter what happened in his life, he'd be a committed father figure to his children. Yet even the most well intentioned would have been excused for breaking that vow if confronted by the challenges that Gardner faced, circumstances that left him and his toddler son home-less, living ib tge streets of San Francisco. But rather than give up his son, Gardner continued to pursue his dream of becoming a successful stockbroker - despite having neither Wall Street experience nor even a college degree. Now a successful broker and the founder of Gardner Rich & Company, a multimillion-dollar brokerage firm, Gardner epitomizes what it takes to claim the American Dream, even when others would doubt you.


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