The astounding yet true rags-to-riches saga of a 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
Featuring: Chris Gardner
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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.
More than a memoir of Gardner's financial success, this is
the story of a man who breaks his own family's cycle of men
abandoning their children. Mythic, triumphant, and
unstintingly honest, The Pursuit of Happyness conjures
heroes like Horatio Alger and Antwone Fisher, and appeals to
the very essence of the American Dream.
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