04 July, 2011

The Happiest Refugee

Author: Anh Do
Genre: Memoir
Audience: Adult 
Format: Book - Library

Synopsis: Anh Do is one of Australia's funniest comedians. He also arrived on our shores with 39 of his family members in a boat. The Happiest Refugee recounts the terrifying journey his family took and the life they built in Australia.

What I thought: I was a bit hesitant about this. I've so often read books by comedians I love and have found that while their stand up may be brilliant, their writing leaves a lot to be desired. Happily, Ahn Do turns out to write pretty well. While there are laughs in this book, there is also a very serious side. This book gives you a look into what it's like to grow up with nothing and still think you have everything.

Recommended for: people who like Anh Do's stand up or for those who want an insight into a different type of life in Australia.

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