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The pursuit of happyness
Format:
Book (regular print)
Title:
The pursuit of happyness
Other title(s):
Pursuit of happiness
ISBN:
9780060744861

9780060744878
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Amistad, ©2006.
Physical Description:
xii, 302 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Contents:
Candy -- The no-daddy blues -- Where's momma? -- Bitches brew (side a) -- Bitches Brew (side b) -- The world beyond -- Pictures of a life -- Turned out (an intro) -- Turned Out (advanced) -- California dreamin' -- Roses in the ghetto -- Sphere of influence.
Summary:
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.
Subject(s):
Gardner Rich & Co.

Stockbrokers -- United States -- Biography.
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