Past Experiences a Life Learning Lesson

Author Interview
Luan Vu Nguyen Author Interview

My Hidden Fear retells your story as a refugee and immigrant to the U.S. and all the obstacles you faced. Why was this an important book for you to write?

Writing this memoir was important to me because I want readers to know no matter how hard life is sometimes, we can certainly change its course. We can make our past experiences a life learning lesson.

I appreciated the candid nature with which you told your story. What was the hardest thing for you to write about?

The hardest thing for me throughout this whole experience is when I had to relive the events in my life where my physical violence hurt the ones I love. I never realized the extent of my anger and violence. I wish I would’ve acted in a different way, approach it differently.

What is one piece of advice you wish someone had given you when you left Vietnam?

I wish someone had warned me the different experiences, feelings and outlook of entering a different country. Experience a new life as an adolescent without the support of family and friends is very lonely and scary.

What is one thing you hope readers take away from your story?

From my story, I hope the readers would see the peace and freedom that I’ve finally acquired was always within me. Like anything in life, you have to make it yours—- no one can give it to you.

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