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The Happiest Refugee

Anh Do


PUBLISHED: 1st September 2010
ISBN: 9781742372389
ANNOTATION:
The laugh-out-loud, reach-for-your-hanky story of one of Australia's best-loved comedians.
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PUBLISHED: 1st September 2010
ISBN: 9781742372389
ANNOTATION:
The laugh-out-loud, reach-for-your-hanky story of one of Australia's best-loved comedians.

Annotation

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

Publisher Description

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 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. Things got harder when their father left home when Anh was 13, and their mother struggled to support the family on her own. His mother's sacrifice was an inspiration to Anh. 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," came the answer, and that was it. He was going to be a comedian! The Happiest Refugee tells the 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.

Author Biography

Anh Do is one of Australia's leading comedians. He has also acted in television series and films, written screenplays and is a sought-after keynote speaker.

Prizes

Winner of Indie Awards 2011 (Australia)
Winner of Book of the Year 2011 (Australia)
Winner of Indie Awards 2011 (Australia)
Winner of Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2011 (Australia)
Winner of Australian Book Industry Awards 2011 (Australia)
Joint winner of Australian Book Industry Awards 2011 (Australia)
Short-listed for Book of the Year 2011 (Australia)

Product Details

Author
Anh Do
Publisher
Allen & Unwin
Year
2010
ISBN-10
1742372384
ISBN-13
9781742372389
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2010-09-01
Country of Publication
Australia
Subtitle
A Memoir
Pages
240
Illustrations
Illustrations, ports.

Product Reviews

30 Nov, 2018
By Lorraine