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The Happiest Refugee
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Anh Do Anh Do
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The Happiest Refugee

Anh Do Anh Do


9781489395955

ABC/ Bolinda Audio


Other performing arts;
Autobiography: arts & entertainment;
Humanities


CD-Audio

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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.

By:   Anh Do
Read by:   Anh Do
Imprint:   ABC/ Bolinda Audio
Country of Publication:   Australia
Edition:   Unabridged
ISBN:   9781489395955
ISBN 10:   1489395954
Publication Date:   June 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   CD-Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active

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