Anh Do’s book, The Happiest Refugee, expresses his inspirational life story. The book is about a young family who risks their lives to travel illegally to Australia. Anh uses a range of different techniques that positions the reader throughout the story. Anh shares the experiences and dangers that were faced by him and his family as they flee Vietnam and the struggles that they encountered in Australia. Do shares his experience with the intention of positioning the readers to feel the suffering of human beings during times of war and the struggle to make a better life in a foreign country.