The Author Of The Pursuit Of Happyness Moved An Audience At Dubai Lit Fest

Another year, another amazing festival

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Chances are, if you've seen The Pursuit Of Happyness, you haven't forgotten it.

A true story, the narrative of one man's struggle to provide a stable life for his son, played by Will Smith and his son Jaden.

And the man behind the story, the once-homeless now entrepreneur and best-selling author Chris Gardner, joined an impressive round-up of speakers at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2019, and inspired many with a moving speech.

His 'gram handle is 'CEO of Happyness'

"I am honored to have been a part of the 11th annual #DubaiLitFest also known as the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, where people of all ages and backgrounds came together with authors from across the world to promote education, debate and ABOVE ALL ELSE, share the love of reading and writing."

Anyone lucky enough to catch his session had only amazing things to say

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#DubaiLitFest promotes reading and speakers at the festival used their platforms to do the same

"I am an avid reader and LOVE to spend my time with a good book; I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography as well as The Pursuit of HappYness are a few of my FAVORITES. 😊 What are some of your favorite books?"

People shared their best moments from the nine-day festival

'Best 3.15 hours of the year'

'A privilege'


You Sunday inspo direct from the award-winning movie

Written By

Casey Fitzgerald

Outside of writing for Lovin Dubai, you'll find Casey inhaling hummus, making a constant stream of terrible puns and running around in circles.