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Editorial Reviews - Amazon 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 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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  • Amistad Press
Product Details
Language English
Publication Date October 24, 2006
Publisher Amistad
Contributor(s) Quincy
Binding Paperback
Edition Film tie-in edition
Page Count 320
ISBN 10 0060744871
ISBN 13 8601400418444
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Product Weight 249.5 grams
Product Dimensions 13.5 cm x 1.8 cm x 20.3 cm
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  1.  Heart touching tale that makes you tough in life. 25 June, 2014 On
    YES this is HAPPYNESS not “I” but “Y”. This is the way it is spelled. The Pursuit of Happyness brings forth the story of a salesman who does his best against all odds. When we say pursuit of happiness that means that happiness is something that can be pursued and that is all about “THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS”. It is all about pursuing happiness. This is based on the real story of Chris Gardner.

    The screenplay is immaculate and direction is exquisitely impeccable where you see the subtlest of the expression. The movies take you to its world where everything seems to be reality. You can empathize with the characters. The camera work is amazingly excellent and it makes the plot more realistic and appealing. Needless to mention the acting of Will Smith who is the protagonist playing the part of Chris Gardner. The limelight of the movies is the Christopher Chris’s son who is Will’s real life son who has done surprisingly fantastic acting and he grabs the attention of the audience breathtakingly.

    The story is very simple Chris is a salesman who is trying hard to meet the both ends and at the same time he also wants to set an example for his son. Despite of so exasperating circumstances and exacerbating events happening in his life, he maintains the calm and perseveres through the difficult time. Everything seems to be against us. He has to sell at least two medical bone scanner so that he might earn money to run his family. But now that becomes difficult to do that. His wife is frustrated and do not stand by him and leaves him. One day while selling scanner he got to meet a stock broker wherein a will to become a stock broker creeps in his mind as he finds that lucrative and feels that it will relieve him from all his sorrows and penury. He applies for the internship and he is selected for the same. He has to leave his house m he is arrested because of not paying parking tickets and just after that he appears for the interview and ironically he does well.

    After completing internship of six months he is offered job in the company and he feels ecstatic happiness. That’s beautiful end of the beautiful movies.

    Though the story may seem to be pedestrian but the way it has been presented creates an everlasting impression on your heart. Some scenes are really touching like sleeping in the lavatory for the whole night with his son. He had tears in his eyes but he couldn’t help it. In the most adverse circumstances he does not succumb to any wrong and devious temptation and he tries to be a role model for his son. In once scene he tells his son that that scanner is a time machine as Christopher heard it from the bagger, and with that they travel to the dinosaur era, that scene is really an exquisite work of imagination which can only be emanated from a very creative and innovative mind and the way both he father and son acted is marvelously brilliant.

    This teaches lot many things in life, No matter how hard the time is , no matter everything is against you, no matter whole hopes cease to exist, perseverance, optimism, confidence, determination can bring you to the height of success, it can take you our from any musty mess.

    Chris Works Hard, he does not loose hope, he practices honesty, exude integrity eventually ends up pursuing happiness. The pursuit of happiness, he learns how to pursue happiness and now he is not surprise when he see people around him happy because he has known the secret to be happy, HE HAS PURSUED THE HAPPYNESS.
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