The memoir of a courageous woman on a quest to find love and places to belong.
Accidental Aid Worker is the travel memoir of the adventurous Sue Liu who stumbles into voluntary aid work in the wake of the 2004 tsunami during the civil war conflict in Sri Lanka. She teams up with a tour guide, a Catholic priest and a community of refugees and so begins a ten-year obsession with helping people in need. Through tragic events, Sue meets the larger than life Geraldine Cox and spreads her generosity to help orphaned children in Cambodia.
This is a moving and real account of one woman's drive to survive and support others, while masking battles of her own. Along the way, Sue loses her grip on life and embarks on a harrowing journey through mid-life crisis, disconnection and chronic depression. She is forced to face inescapable truths about herself in order to navigate her way to the woman she really wants to be
Sue shares her most vulnerable moments with warmth and bare honesty, alongside epic travel adventures and quirky tales involving; priests, nuns, a rabbi, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, a tuktuk accident, refugees, orphaned children, surgeries, fishing for marlin and at times, spontaneous singing and dancing with children.
This heartwarming and thought-provoking story will make you laugh, bring you to tears, inspire a thirst for travel, a yearning to give back and pause for thought about what really makes us all tick.
"Thank you for your generous, and indeed very special and personal gift of your biography, Accidental Aid Worker. Indeed, I have just commenced reading the early parts of this epic memoir, which touches many sensitive aspects of your life, with which I can identify. This unique journey is indeed rich with memorable characters and events and also with your sensitive reflections. I am certainly looking forward to travelling on this journey in your book as each chapter unfolds. My deep appreciation is with you for this generous gift. Best wishes in all your future endeavours and warmest regards." - Professor Dame Marie R Bashir AD CVO
About the Author
Sue Liu lives in Annandale in Sydney with her enormous brown Burmese cat Moet. She’s ‘Chiefette’ of her own businesses and marketing consultancy, Zulu Communications and Candles for Community.
A passionate advocate of community and humanitarian focused work, Sue puts in an equal amount of time as a volunteer, leading and connecting people to opportunities to help vulnerable people.
For fun she loves to travel, explore, scuba dive, experience life and celebrate all things creative. Sue is an artistic little soul and a fanatic feline lover who finds solace in the garden. Accidental Aid Worker is her first book. She is currently writing the sequel to Accidental Aid Worker and a book of travel adventures.
Number Of Pages: 391
Published: 1st December 2015
Publisher: Zulu Communications
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.59