The Happiest Refugee: A Memoir

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Allen & Unwin, 2010 - Comedians - 232 pages
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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. This book 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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User Review  - Fliss88 - www.librarything.com

This book kept popping up in magazine book reviews, everyone having great things to say about it, so I went with it and got myself a copy. I must admit, though I knew nothing of Anh Do before I began ... Read full review

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User Review  - jody12 - LibraryThing

What a great book to start the year with! Anh Do’s infectious optimism throughout this memoir put us all at our happiest. We loved his positive nature and willingness to see the funny side of such an ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Anh Do was born in Vietnam on June 2, 1977. He and family were Vietnamese refugees. They moved from his homeland to a refugee camp in Malaysia and then to Australia. He is a graduate of the University of Technology Sydney in Business Law. He is an actor and stand-up comedian. His work includes the Australian TV shows Thank God You're Here, Good News Week, and Dancing with the Stars in 2007. He co-wrote and produced Footy legends along with his brother Khoa Do. He is the author of The Happiest Refugee. His awards included 2011 Australian Book of the Year, Biography of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, Indie Book of the Year Award 2011, and Non-fiction Indie Book of the Year 2011. He is the author of the popular children's book series entitled WeirDo. WeirDo #6 Crazy Weird, #7 Mega Weird, #8 Really Weird!, #9 Spooky Weird!, #10 Messy Weird!, and #11 Splashy Weird! have all been bestsellers. His latest book is entitled Circus Time!. It is the third book in the Hotdog series.

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