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I enjoyed both the movie and the book, but the book gives an in-depth look of the author's childhood, which wasn't covered at all by the movie. It helped me see the context of how Chris got to where he was. How his birth mother had struggled with her relationships with men and the impact on Chris. His was not an easy childhood by many standards, but it was real and it was his and I enjoyed hearing how life growing up was for someone who had it very different from me.
It also, to my surprise, validated that the movie didn't use much literary license in telling the story. While some of the details may not have been accurate, (days he spent in jail, pay during his apprenticeship, etc.) the central core of the story in the movie was surprisingly true.
I recommend both highly. I first saw the movie and then read the book. And if you see the movie on DVD be sure to see the special features about how they made the movie. That was very good.
<note: seems you can't edit the title for the review once you've submitted it. I would have changed it to "A Good Pair.">
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
I actually enjoyed this book. It kept my attention from the beginning to the end. The narrator does and excellent job with the narration of this book which really means alot when it comes to listening to an audiobook.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful
Made me laugh, made me cry but most of all it inspired me to be humble enough to learn from others.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this audio book. It would have been great though if it was 'unabridged' rather than 'abridged'. I have watched the film 'The Pursuit of Happyness' staring Will Smith. However the film does not even compare to the content contained within Chris Gardener's autobiography. This audio book will show you that no matter how dark the road of life becomes, there is always hope and a brighter future. Happy listening.