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The Resource The Happiest Refugee

The Happiest Refugee

Label
The Happiest Refugee
Title
The Happiest Refugee
Statement of responsibility
Anh Do
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The laugh-out-loud, reach-for-your-hanky story of one of Australia's best-loved comedians.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. 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 thirteen - 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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Award
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Biography of the Year, 2011.
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year, 2011.
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Newcomer of the Year, 2011.
  • Nielsen BookData Australian Booksellers’ Choice Award, 2011.
Biography type
autobiography
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377216
Cataloging source
ANL
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Do, Anh
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Happiest Refugee
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:23762df5-e3d8-47a2-bd2a-f770170ab526
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742697277
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Happiest Refugee
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:23762df5-e3d8-47a2-bd2a-f770170ab526
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781742697277
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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