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4.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 5 4.42 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chris Gardner, Mim E. Rivas Narrator: Andre Blake Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN: 9780061901829
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New York Times bestselling author Chris Gardner returns with a fantastic inspirational self-help book that hopes to provide direction in a time of great uncertainty.

If you've been dealing with the loss of a job or home, or have had a health or financial crisis, Start Where You Are abounds with lessons that offer hope and provide a road map for starting anew. This is also the ideal book for anyone ready to launch a personal or professional undertaking, or someone who simply wants to break through the cycles and thinking that have limited his or her potential in the past.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A book that teaches yo how to transform the impossible into the possible.”

    Sidney Poitier

  • “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

  • Start Where You Are is a must-have, must-read guide to pursuing happiness in changing times. It’s not just about surviving as an individual or business in the current economic environment, but about thriving—personally, collectively, and globally.”

    Quincy Jones

  • “Gardner offers practical advice and pragmatic suggestions for tackling life’s problems…In 44 ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ chapters…Gardner provides a blueprint for navigating tumultuous times.”

    Ebony

  • “This smart and well-written guide includes excellent suggestions for both everyday life and work, with the last sentence summing up Gardner’s message: ‘Accepting responsibility is accepting that your dreams really can come true.’ The result is hopefully and uplifting—not a bad thing to see in these days of economic turmoil.”

    Library Journal

  • Start Where You Are represents the next phase in Gardner’s career, offering hope and sound advice in this tough economic climate…Transformative and inspirational.”

    BookPage

  • ANew York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luciano Palma | 1/4/2014

    " A good motivational book, however I did expect more techniques and tools, instead of just postive and inspiring messages (which are great). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy Kang | 1/2/2014

    " This was inspirational, especially for me at this moment in my life when things are changing. He has a very positive proactive attitude about so many things here. He really shows a strength of character that I can only hope to emulate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky Morlok | 12/23/2013

    " This book was a real help to me when I lost my job. It's even better than Pursuit of HappYness...Chris is a great motivator. This book is on a list of recommendations to my clients in career transition..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raven | 12/20/2013

    " Reallly good and inspiring "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne Anderson | 12/10/2013

    " The best in the motivational genre, written by someone who really has walked the talk. Inspirational, yet practical, will get you moving. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tonijones | 12/8/2013

    " Very clear and sensible advice to grow by. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonny Andrews | 11/5/2013

    " Saw the film Pursuit of happyness with Will Smith. V inspiring! Saw Chris Gardner at a Utility Warehouse Seminar, and had to buy the book. Chris has a very good positive slant at life; interesting reading the life lessons he has learnt. A worthwhile book to read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lyght Jones | 7/25/2013

    " The book is ok, but honestly not a page turner, I didn't finish it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Marazoni | 5/21/2013

    " This is such a wonderfully written and motivating self-help book, I had to buy my own copy (I had borrowed it from the library). I marked so many pages for future reference, I knew I would want to read the whole book again and again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 12/14/2012

    " I listened to the CD version during my commute and it helped me be more positive and inspired. He is not just talking. He went from homeless single parent to a very weatlhy man. I was glad to pick up some good ideas from Start Where You Are. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrick Farr | 11/19/2012

    " Plan B sucks! Very inspiring book that shows you that life is too short not to follow your dreams, even if you think that your dreams are a thing of the past. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 11/5/2012

    " Great book thus far to get yourself in the driver seat of your life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anthony | 10/14/2012

    " This author is the man the Pursuit of Happyness is written about. Solid inspirational book, nothing over the top that made me say wow. His story is impressive in the movie and the book is similar with his life attitude. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 La Tonya | 4/7/2012

    " Chris Gardener just reaffirmed what I need to hear! What a great source of encouragement this book was to me! I highly recommend this book if you need that little boost of encouragement!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sha-shonda Porter | 12/28/2011

    " I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. There are several gems of wisdom that help to re-focus, re-energize, and revive those of us who are determined to live life on/with purpose. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 6/17/2011

    " I listened to the CD version during my commute and it helped me be more positive and inspired. He is not just talking. He went from homeless single parent to a very weatlhy man. I was glad to pick up some good ideas from Start Where You Are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 4/22/2011

    " This was inspirational, especially for me at this moment in my life when things are changing. He has a very positive proactive attitude about so many things here. He really shows a strength of character that I can only hope to emulate. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luciano | 9/24/2010

    " A good motivational book, however I did expect more techniques and tools, instead of just postive and inspiring messages (which are great). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tmorlok | 6/1/2010

    " This book was a real help to me when I lost my job. It's even better than Pursuit of HappYness...Chris is a great motivator. This book is on a list of recommendations to my clients in career transition..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 La Tonya | 2/25/2010

    " Chris Gardener just reaffirmed what I need to hear! What a great source of encouragement this book was to me! I highly recommend this book if you need that little boost of encouragement!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tonijones | 1/25/2010

    " Very clear and sensible advice to grow by. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrick | 7/27/2009

    " Plan B sucks! Very inspiring book that shows you that life is too short not to follow your dreams, even if you think that your dreams are a thing of the past. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 6/18/2009

    " Great book thus far to get yourself in the driver seat of your life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 6/16/2009

    " The best in the motivational genre, written by someone who really has walked the talk. Inspirational, yet practical, will get you moving. "

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About the Author
Author Chris Gardner

Chris Gardner is the owner and CEO of Gardner Rich LLC with offices in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. Conquering grave challenges to become a successful entrepreneur, Gardner is an avid motivational and aspirational speaker, addressing the keys to overcoming obstacles and breaking cycles. The amazing story of Gardner’s life was published as an autobiography, The Pursuit of Happyness, in May 2006, and became a New York Times and Washington Post bestseller. Gardner was also the inspiration for the movie The Pursuit of Happyness starring Will Smith.