Article by Michael Clinton of the Oprah Daily
With an ever-widening income gap, the very idea of the American dream seems more elusive than ever. Yet every once in a while, we hear a story that reminds us of the strength of its tenets—social mobility, political and religious freedom, and yes, the pursuit of happiness. Author, speaker, and Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative fellow Anh Vu Sawyer represents a more nuanced version of the rags-to-riches tale. Vu Sawyer was born Vu Thi Ngoc Anh in Vietnam in 1955, and her story begins on April 30, 1975, when she and her mother, father, and three siblings were evacuated during the fall of Saigon, and ends with her in her late 60s going to Harvard and becoming a successful social entrepreneur.
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