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The Happiest Refugee by Anh Do
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Jul 29, 2012

really liked it
Read from March 18 to 25, 2012

Being an avoider of commercial TV I have to confess my knowledge of Anh Do was somewhat limited before I read this. The book was given to me as a present and has languished on the 'I'll read it one day' pile for longer than it should. A colleague read it which inspired me to pick,it up. A weekend later with a wife threatening divorce and a couple of feral kids I've finished what was an absorbing read. Given this is an autobiography by a comedian there were few laughs in fact i probably shed more tears than chuckles having read it. It is a moving story and there are many a twist and turn even after Anh arrives in Australia. It's Anh (ho ho) easy read and really does highlight what a land of opportunity Australia is if you're prepared to give it a go. My life is thankfully dull in comparison.

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