I saw the movie of the same name a few years back, and decided to read the book, because the movie inspired me. If you like to read inspiring non-fiction stories, memoirs, that evoke every emotion within you, and deal with overcoming adversity, then, this is the book for you.
The Pursuit of Happyness, by Chris Gardner, is the memoir of Chris Gardner, a man from Milwaukee. His mother was often away, his stepfather treated him brutally, and did not acknowledge him. He did not meet his birth father until he was 28-years old. He escaped the hardships and poverty of his childhood by joining the Navy. He eventually ended up in San Francisco, in a relationship with a woman who leaves him, and he is left to raise their young son.
Gardner is eventually faced with the most important decision of his life…to leave a job, with a…
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