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The Happiest Refugee: My journey from tragedy to comedy (16pt Large Print Edition)

The Happiest Refugee: My journey from tragedy to comedy (16pt Large Print Edition) (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

By Do, Anh

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 d...rifted for days - could quench their desire to make a better life in the country they had dreamed about. 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 only nine - 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 read it.
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ISBN 9780369308153
Released AU 22 Mar 2011
Publisher Readhowyouwant
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large type / large print edition
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ISBN-13 9780369308153
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Readhowyouwant
Imprint ReadHowYouWant
Released 22 Mar 2011
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Do, Anh
Category Performing Arts
Biography & Autobiography
Number of Pages 454
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 792.7028
Weight 633g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Other Performing Arts
ONIX Text General/trade