The Happiest Refugee: A Memoir
by Anh Do
(Paperback / softback)
- Autobiography: arts & entertainment
- Paperback / softback
- Publication Date:
- ALLEN & UNWIN
- Country of origin:
- Dimensions (mm):
Funny and captivating
Review by JohnM on 28/08/2011
A great read which I did not want to put down and I am no bookworm. Told with his clear wit, this covered some difficult topics (like arriving in Australia by refugee boat). Cannot imagine anyone who would not like it - in fact should be compulsory reading for all our Federal politicians.
Review by KathleenM on 08/12/2010
Honestly I was impressed with how honest this book was, but how through it all Anh was able to keep his wit and sense of humour. I really could not imagine fleeing a country down a river and still being happy and warm. It really helps put our life in Australia in perspective - that someone who came from a impoverished background to grow to be someone so well loved and well-adjusted.
Loved it!...moving, funny & well-told...
Review by Craig from Melbourne on 11/11/2010
I've always liked Anh Do's comedy and this book didn't disappoint. I've not read a book for years but decided to buy an e-reader & this was the first book I put on it. An amazing story that's very sad in some places & will have you laughing out loud in others. You'll really love it I'm sure.