My Shattered Australian Dream: Adventures of a European Migrant and International Student in Perth, Western Australia
Funny. Motivational. Inspirational. Alex Thomas teaches us that truly anything in life is possible despite the countless times our dreams have crashed. Australian dreamers who fell in love with this country and all migrants who felt discouraged before and during their migratory journey: this book will uplift your spirits, question the illusion of "home", teach you valuable lessons and give you the extraordinary energy and strength you didn't think you had to go out there for our dreams. This is a tragicomic story packed with action and hilarious moments that you will not want to put down. It tells from A to Z how from a seemingly impossible scenario/life circumstance, a young girl made it through by persevering through all the tremendous challenges with humor, determination, resilience and an unquestionable love for the Australian land.
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Aug 26, 2014Obsessed with its beauty, this is a story of a European girl’s quest to live permanently in Australia. She becomes an International University student in Perth, and describes the ups and downs of finding stable accommodation, understanding the Australian accent, dating and learning about the way of life in Perth. This is such a fabulous read, I couldn’t put it down! Thomas writes in an engaging and conversational manner – you can really hear her telling you her story. Her descriptions paint a picture in your mind and there are some great laugh out loud moments. I can’t believe some of the crazy adventures Thomas lived through in chasing her Australian Dream. Her observations about Perth and Western Australians are insightful. Many times I thought – this is so true: the heat, the crazy high prices, our accent, our lack of public transport, how everything closes early – and realised how hard it must be for a visitor without connections or a stable place to stay, to cope. Her love for... More > nature really comes through and I enjoyed reading her descriptions of the beauty of nature and the animals around Perth and further north. I loved reading about her journey, the things she learnt and the inspiration it offers you to go for your dreams. I highly recommend this for anyone thinking of studying in Perth or getting permanent residency so that they can be prepared for some of the struggles, but also encouraged by the positives. I also recommend it for any Australian wishing to find out about the experiences of International students and visitors in our home town, in this enlightening, humorous and inspiring story.< Less
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- August 25, 2014
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