Start Where You Are: Life Lessons in Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

Start Where You Are: Life Lessons in Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

“Gardner is encouraging us all to start where we are and dare to make our lives bigger and stronger, more satisfactory, and better. Chris Gardner is a knockout!”

—Maya Angelou

 

 Chris Gardner’s astonishing memoir—the phenomenal New York Times bestseller, The Pursuit of Happyness, which inspired the film of the same name starring Will Smith—served as a shining beacon of hope for countless people. In Start Where You Are, “a book that teaches you how to transform the impossible into the possible” (Sidney Poitier), Gardner offers indispensible life lessons in getting from where you are to where you want to be.

Title:Start Where You Are: Life Lessons in Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780061537110
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    Start Where You Are: Life Lessons in Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be Reviews

  • Rachel

    If I were to write a book on "life lessons in getting from where you are to where you want to be", I think I would whittle it down to fewer than 44. That's right. There are 44 separate "lessons" in th...

  • Sonya

    This was assigned reading for a Senior Capstone course in college. There were some good tips, but I think Gardner's ego and tendency to name drop are a little off-putting. If you are looking for obtai...

  • Lamec Mariita

    Start Where You Are, authored by Chris Gardner and co-authored by Mim E. Rivas is an inspirational, exciting, uplifting road-map to get from the place in your life where you currently are, to becoming...

  • Mehdi Souiyah

    My last book of 2019 was full of advices and experiences. Keep dreaming and believe in yourself....

  • Rick Mccray

    I loved this book. To me it is a "life resource" that I will go back to constantly to remind myself how my life experiences and current network can empower me to expand and grow in my journey. I don't...

  • Patricia

    This book reminded me of why I stopped reading self-help books. I found this one particularly overwhelming. Filled with great inspirational advice I will just ignore because all I want to do is keep r...

  • Veronica

    This book was like sitting with your favourite uncle and receiving life lessons.Insightful and truly for that person who has the guts to grab hold of their dreams....

  • Harvey

    Average. It felt like just another self-help book. If you have read self-help books before about "how to succeed", you won't find anything really new here. Each chapter has a summary at the end of it,...

  • Liz Stiverson

    A nice build on The Pursuit of Happyness - a detailed outline of steps to make dreams actionable, organized around 44 lessons supported with keywords and a lot of stories and analogies from Gardner's ...

  • Salim

    Good book. Very inspirational. I would probably not read this book if I had not watched the Will Smith movie. The pursuit of happyness, gives Chris Gardner a level of credibility. He is speaking out o...