The Ignorance of Bliss: An American Kid in Saigon

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Post Hill Press
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5.5 X 8.2 X 1.1 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author
A resident of New York City and Lambertville, New Jersey, Sandy Hanna grew up in Saigon, South Vietnam and has been telling her story about that experience all of her life. She is an artist and a writer. Graduating from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a MEd, with a comprehensive in the Biology of Cognition, her undergraduate degree is from Knox College in Interdisciplinary programs in Science and Literature. She also spent a year studying design at the California Institute of the Arts with post graduate studies at Wharton. She was a designer of children's play spaces, Williamstown Children's Museum, Sesame Place a joint venture between CTW and Busch Entertainment and facilities for handicapped children, as well as a marketing director and consultant for a variety of diverse industries; children's museums, theme parks, modular construction, etc. Her passion, however, is one as a storyteller.
"You've captured the essence of the people and the country of Vietnam at a time before all hell broke loose. You tell the story from the perspective of a child who is old enough to be aware, but whose memories come from a place of innocence. You have such a gift for nailing the descriptions of your siblings' characters and motivations. It is unique on so many levels."--Lucie Haskins, Writer and Wife of a Vietnam Veteran
"Immersed in your wonderful book and can't put it down. Fresh, funny, tragic, and rich with unforgettable characters, this ten-year-old's vision of wartime Saigon will captivate every reader."--Arthur P. Johnson, Writer and Baby Boomer
"Powerful. Crazy. Growing up at a perfectly awkward time in life and history."--Jerry Waxler, Author, "Memoir Revolution"