Our first attempt at leaving Vietnam left us stranded at sea. But we survived--which you know, because you’ve read this far.
Our second boat ride, in late 1980, was, according to my mom, free--to make up for the first failed attempt. What a deal.

Inspiring, but not a survival story, rather, a perspective to share with one's kids--how can perseverance be taught? Maybe, in part, through a story. Humor lightens the darkest bits. Recommended. 99c on Amz.