The Happiest Refugee: My journey from tragedy to comedy Paperback – Large Print, December 28, 2012. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. 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.
What inspired Anh Do to write The Happiest Refugee?
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.
Who wrote The Happiest Refugee?
Is The Happiest Refugee a true story?
The happiest refugee : the extraordinary true story of a boy’s journey from starvation at sea to becoming one of Australia’s best-loved comedians / Anh Do. … Anh Do nearly didn’t make it to Australia.
What is Anh Do doing now?
He now lives in Sydney with his wife Suzanne and their four children; Leon, Xavier, Luc and Summer. Family is everything to Do, and his kids help him with ideas when he writes children’s books (more are to be released this year).
Who did Anh do come to Australia with?
Anh arrived in Australia at age 3 on a small fishing boat packed with 47 other Vietnamese refugees. Having survived pirate attacks, dehydration, and internment in a Malaysian refugee camp, young Anh came through this adversity with a determination to make the most out of life.
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Why is Anh Do a hero?
His journey to Australia took him from tragedy to comedy. As a young boy, Anh Do escaped war-torn Vietnam aboard an overcrowded fishing boat. He has since built an impressive career in entertainment.