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Main Title The pursuit of happyness /
Author Gardner, Chris
Publisher Amistad,
Year Published 2006
OCLC Number 84747742
ISBN 0060744871; 9780060744878
Subjects Stockbrokers--United States--Biography ; Homeless persons--United States--Biography ; Fathers--United States--Biography ; African Americans--Biography ; Afro-Americans--Biography
Additional Subjects Gardner, Chris--(Chris P)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBM  HG4928.5.G365 2006 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/06/2007
Edition 1st Amistad Pbk. ed.
Collation xii, 302 pages, [8] pages plates : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Film tie-in.
Contents Notes
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. Prologue. Go forward -- 1. Candy -- 2. The no-daddy blues -- 3. Where's momma? -- 4. Bitches brew (side a) -- 5. Bitches brew (side b) -- 6. The world beyond -- 7. Pictures of a life -- 8. Turned out (an intro) -- 9. Turned out (advanced) -- 10. California dreamin' -- 11. Roses in the ghetto -- 12. Sphere of influence -- Epilogue. Blessed beyond the dreams of a thousand men.