Just Smile and Say Hello
Just Smile and Say Hello is an inspirational autobiography from poverty in my homeland, Viet Nam, to successful businesswoman of modern America. You’ll be swept far away to a little hut with a dirt floor where my family and I lived for many years. You will venture into our rice paddy where I would swim in a bomb crater left over from the war while not knowing what it was. You’ll learn in detail how rice is really grown. You can see, smell, and hear as if you were actually there. You’ll learn about my brother and sister’s arranged marriages. You’ll learn about our school system and how difficult it was to be able to get to school on a daily basis. You’ll visit the local village, the market, the city… You will go everywhere with me for my first 21 years. You will meet my mother, and learn of her struggles, and hear stories such as how she could only afford to buy a spoonful of sugar at one time, and how she was able to survive when she never made one paycheck her entire life or received any government assistance. Then, you’ll journey with me to America, a strange place far away that spoke a language I did not know. You will learn how, with very little money, I was able to go to trade school and become a successful business owner, first of a restaurant and then a beauty salon. You will learn so much about the Vietnamese culture, history, and much more… You will have a difficult time putting this book down!