A powerful and inspirational look at how our nation's earliest ideals resonate in today's world, The American Dream shows us in very personal terms that America is still a place where hard work, dedication, and vision can transform dreams into reality. Bestselling author and award winning journalist who struggle for and achieve their desires and ambitions. Here he has gathered the stories of ordinary men and women across the country who are accomplishing the extraordinary, and demonstrates how the American dream guides us as individuals and as a society, binding us together even amid the fragmenting and self-isolating tendencies of modern American life.
Stirring and provocative, The American Dream illustrates that the basic American desire for "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" is alive and well. It also confirms what our founding fathers always believed: that we are a country of visionaries, in ways big and small.