Anh Do and his family came across from Vietnam on a tiny, leaking fishing boat when he was just a small child. They then settled into Australian life, with his father leaving when the kids were still small. His mother worked long hours to ensure her children could attend school and get a good education. It is a story common to many Australians; facing adversity to build a life.
This is a quick read, very enjoyable and funny. My only criticism is that I wanted more; I felt that the stories were skimmed over, and I wanted more depth, more detail, and just, in general, more.