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Publisher Description

The laugh-out-loud, reach-for-your-hanky story of one of Australia's best-loved comedians.

Anh Do nearly didn't make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives on the sea as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat. But nothing – not murderous pirates, nor the imminent threat of death by hunger, disease or dehydration as they drifted for days – could quench their desire to make a better life in a country where freedom existed.

Life in Australia was hard, an endless succession of back-breaking work, crowded rooms, ruthless landlords and make-do everything. But there was a loving extended family, and always friends and play and something to laugh about for Anh, his brother Khoa and their sister Tram. Things got harder when their father left home when Anh was 13 – they felt his loss very deeply and their mother struggled to support the family on her own.

His mother's sacrifice was an inspiration to Anh and he worked hard during his teenage years to help her make ends meet, also managing to graduate high school and then university. Another inspiration was the comedian Anh met when he was about to sign on for a 60-hour a week corporate job. Anh asked how many hours he worked. 'Four,' the answer came back, and that was it. He was going to be a comedian!

The Happiest Refugee tells the incredible, uplifting and inspiring life story of one of our favourite personalities. Tragedy, humour, heartache and unswerving determination – a big life with big dreams. Anh's story will move and amuse all who hear it.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
NARRATOR
AD
Anh Do
LENGTH
06:31
hr min
RELEASED
2017
28 June
PUBLISHER
Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
200.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Waterbags I ,

Great Book

One of the best books I have read. A real insight into the struggles of a new Australian in establishing a lifestyle for himself and his family.

It describes the hardships they encounter and how the persisted until they they gained the upper hand.

A excellent read if you are feeling a little down. You will discover your problems seem to small in comparison .

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