The Pursuit of Happiness

Author: Tara Altebrando

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416513280

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9524

Betsy knows that her summer job at a colonial village will ruin whatever chance she has of ever being popular, but when her mother dies, the job becomes her escape, and being with James, a surfer who also works there, is the only thing that makes Betsy feel normal.

The Pursuit of Happiness

Author: Douglas Kennedy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439199145

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 2700

Manhattan, Thanksgiving eve, 1945. The war is over, and Eric Smythe’s party was in full swing. All his clever Greenwich Village friends were there. So too was his sister Sara, an independent, outspoken young woman, starting to make her way in the big city. And then in walked Jack Malone, a U.S. Army journalist just back from a defeated Germany, a man whose world view was vastly different than that of Eric and his friends. This chance meeting between Sara and Jack and the choices they both made in the wake of it would eventually have profound consequences, both for themselves and for those closest to them for decades afterwards. Set amidst the dynamic optimism of postwar New York and the subsequent nightmare of the McCarthy era, The Pursuit of Happiness is a great, tragic love story; a tale of divided loyalties, decisive moral choices and the random workings of destiny.

The Pursuit of Happiness

Author: Jan Lewis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521315081

Category: History

Page: 290

View: 2233

Examines the changes in the family life, social relations, and spiritual beliefs of Virginians from the early eighteenth century to 1830

Pursuits of Happiness

Author: Stanley Cavell

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674739062

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 283

View: 2194

Looks at seven classic romantic comedies of the thirties and forties, and compares what each film expresses about marriage, interdependence, equality, and sexual roles


Author: Darrin M. McMahon

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802142894

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 2828

Happiness: A History draws on a multitude of sources, including art and architecture, poetry and scripture, music and theology, and literature and myth, to offer a sweeping history of man's most elusive yet coveted goal. Ranging from psychology to genetics to the invention of the “smiley face,” McMahon follows the great pursuit of happiness through to the present day, showing how our modern search continues to generate new forms of pleasure, but also new forms of pain. Reprint.

The Pursuit of Happyness

Author: Chris Gardner

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061750581

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 8160

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.

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

Author: Eric Sterling,Eric J. Sterling

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 904202450X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 185

View: 1023

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, the third volume in the Dialogue series, covers six major and controversial topics dealing with Miller's classic play. The topics include feminism and the role of women in the drama, the American Dream, business and capitalism, the significance of technology, the legacy that Willy leaves to Biff, and Miller's use of symbolism. The authors of the essays include prominent Arthur Miller scholars such as Terry Otten and the late Steven Centola as well as young, emerging scholars. Some of the essays, particularly the ones written by the emerging scholars, tend to employ literary theory while the ones by the established scholars tend to illustrate the strengths of traditional criticism by interpreting the text closely. It is fascinating to see how scholars at different stages of their academic careers approach a given topic from distinct perspectives and sometimes diverse methodologies. The essays offer insightful and provocative readings of Death of a Salesman in a collection that will prove quite useful to scholars and students of Miller's most famous play.

Kantian Ethics and Socialism

Author: Harry Van der Linden

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872200272

Category: Philosophy

Page: 370

View: 4236

Awarded the 1985 Johnsonian Prize in Philosophy.

Happiness and the Human Spirit

Author: Abraham J. Twerski

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 1580233430

Category: Religion

Page: 154

View: 9166

Since time immemorial, human beings have been engaged in the pursuit of happiness. In the Declaration of Independence, our Founding Fathers even declared it to be one of our inalienable rights. Yet for many of us, the actual achievement of happiness has proven elusive. This inspiring guide shows you that it doesn?t have to be.Using simple, accessible language and clear examples, this wellspring of wisdom illustrates that true happiness is attainable when we stop looking outside ourselves for the source. Instead, happiness can be found within us, when we exercise our unique human abilities such as gratitude, humility, compassion, and generosity that are the components of the human spirit. Combining ancient wisdom and modern psychology, it shows us that when we reconnect with our spiritual selves, we correct the deficiency of spirituality that many of us experience on a daily basis. And without a fully realized spiritual life, we cannot be whole.More than a handbook for living a happier life, this is a treasure map that leads you beyond self-centered contentment to actualizing your full potential as a human being. It teaches you that true happiness is not just being free from misery and enjoying the pleasures of life. True happiness comes when you choose?again and again?to be the best person you can be.

Will Smith: A Biography

Author: Lisa Iannucci

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313376115

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 133

View: 7907

This book offers the life story of the actor and musician who is perhaps the most bankable star in Hollywood today. • Offers a chronology of Will Smith's personal life and career in music, television, and film • Presents photos spanning the performer's life and career