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Paddy's Daddy [Kindle Edition]

Mark Wilson
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Product Description

Paddy's Daddy is the story of one man's battle to beat depression for the sake of his children.

Neglected as a child, Scottish writer Mark Wilson self-diagnosed and self-treated moderate to severe depression successfully for twenty-five years, until the birth of his son Patrick. Upon becoming a father he hit rock bottom, sinking into a deep depression.
Mark was determined that, unlike his own parents, he would not perpetuate the cycle of depression onto the next generation. He has been successfully treated for depression and wants to share his story with anyone who needs it.

Paddy's Daddy is a short, honest story detailing Mark's struggle to crawl out of the black hole of depression, be the best father he can be and claim his life back. It'll make you laugh, cry and believe that you can be whoever you choose to be if you try.



What the readers say:


"tears, laughter & sadness....Emotional rollercoaster of short stories....brilliant brilliant brilliant" - Liz

"Mark Wilson tugs on the heart strings in his book Paddy's Daddy. Taking you on an emotional journey from beginning to end you WILL laugh you WILL cry. A heartfelt autobiographical novel on living in Scotland in the 21st century everyone should read this " - Frank

"This writer had me in tears reading what I can only describe as an open page to his heart. He writes with passion and honesty, what a gift this man has. He rips memories from deep within and bares them for all to see." Excellent - Kim

"Thought-provoking, heartbreaking & inspirational, Paddy's Daddy tells us that unfortunately, not all children have the childhood they deserve. Mark Wilson has proven that with hard work & determination, the destructive cycle can be broken." - Trish


From the author of Bobby's Boy, Naebody's Hero and Head Boy

About the Author

My name's Mark Wilson. I'm a married father-of-one (so far) born in Bellshill, Lanarkshire and currently living in a little house in Edinburgh with my little wife and our son Patrick. Amongst other things I currently teach Biology in a Fife school, making me a full-time dad, a full-time teacher and a part-time writer. I drink a lot of coffee. I spend all of my spare time with my wife and son, listening to music, watching movies and reading the occasional graphic novel. I used to do a lot of exercise, but struggle to find the time since my son came along. These days I'm more likely to be found with a glass of red wine in my hand than a dumb-bell. I read more books,listen to more music and watch more movies than is probably healthy. I love writing more than any other activity. My fictional novel "Bobby's Boy" as well as the non-fiction "Paddy's Daddy" are available now on Amazon. I have three other books in progress. You can visit me at www.markwilsonbooks.com

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 215 KB
  • Print Length: 104 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Paddy's Daddy Publishing; 3rd edition (24 Mar 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007ODTM3M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #56,932 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Mark Wilson is married father of two, born in Bellshill, Lanarkshire and currently living in Edinburgh with his wife, their son, Patrick and baby daughter, Cara.

Mark left Bellshill Academy in 1991, qualification-free. And worked his way through a huge number of jobs including, window-cleaner, delivery driver, Levi's salesman, microbiologist and cinema usher.
Mark returned to full time education nine years later, earning his Highers and a degree in micro-biology before entering teaching.

Mark currently teaches Biology in a Fife secondary school and is founder of Paddy's Daddy Publishing, a company he set up to assist Scottish authors. He writes in his spare time, in lieu of sleep.

As well as the his autobiography, Paddy's Daddy, Mark is the author of four fiction novels. Bobby's Boy, Head Boy, the bestselling Naebody's Hero and dEaDINBURGH. His novels have been well received and feature Scottish characters. Mark has several other books in progress. Somebody's Hero (sequel to Naebody's Hero), Prophets (an irreverent look at the return of Moses and Jesus), ML4 (a YA time-travel novel), a follow-up to dEaDINBURGH and the thriller, The Man Who Sold His Son.

Mark is also co-founder of Paddy's Daddy Publishing
You can visit Mark at markwilsonbooks.com or facebook.com/markwilsonbooks
You can also connect with Mark on twitter: @markwilsonbooks

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very inspiring and honest 26 Mar 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Mark Wilson writes honestly about his life his past, his present and his emotions during his darkest moments, this book is honest and insightful . Mark's book has had me in tears of sadness, in awe of his courage and spirit and also in tears of laughter at some points. A great read from a great new author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gaffer!!! 26 Mar 2012
By Liz
Format:Kindle Edition
A brilliant & honest book by an inspiring auther.....tears, laughter & sadness....Emotional rollercoaster of short stories....brilliant brilliant brilliant...Will look forwrard to more from this guy....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Paddy's Daddy 25 Oct 2012
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I used to work with Mark and was really interested to read his book. It did not dissapoint, a brilliant read which I would highly recommend.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Paddys Daddy 5 Oct 2012
By Trish
Format:Kindle Edition
Great insight into a tough start to a life. So glad this has marked the beginning of your recovery. Thanks for sharing your stories
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming & Honest 17 May 2012
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A truly beautiful, honest and from the heart account of life with depression as your companion. Laugh out loud funny too. I wanted to read more... I loved every word, Paddy has a Daddy to be proud of!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a fantastic read 13 May 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I didn't know what to expect when I started to read this book but all i can say its absolutely fantastic. Mark has written this book from the heart which makes it all the better read. I laughed; cried and at also that WOW did i really just read that correctly. I'm not going to divulge any more just read the book you'll not be able to put it down.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a right good read 31 Mar 2012
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Mark Wilson tugs on the heart strings in his book Paddy's Daddy. Taking you on an emotional journey from beginning to end you WILL laugh you WILL cry. A heartfelt autobiographical novel on living in Scotland in the 21st century everyone should read this
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5.0 out of 5 stars honest tears 26 Mar 2012
By Kim
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Well what can I say ? This writer had me in tears reading what I can only describe as an open page to his heart. He writes with passion and honesty, what a gift this man has. He rips memories from deep within and bares them for all to see. Excellent
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heart-wrenching and uplifting all at the same time
Coming from a dysfunctional family myself, I was able to connect with this book from page one. Mr. Wilson bravely embarks on a journey through his troubled childhood, gently taking... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Craig Furchtenicht (author of Dimebag Bandits)
4.0 out of 5 stars Moving on with dignity
The author at the start states that there have been no corrections or re-drafts of this work so I can forgive the grammatical and spelling errors. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Flatfield
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
found it very inspiring and refreshing since I can identify with quite a lot of the material.
Would recommend, a good read.
Published 8 months ago by myz
5.0 out of 5 stars The but for the grace....
Really enjoyed this book, though it was not a humorous book like Bobby's Boy. Very poignant and, above all, honest. Read more
Published 21 months ago by John B
5.0 out of 5 stars so honest...it is breathtaking!
humour. laughter. tears. gasps of 'did he really say that?'. torrents of emotion. you might not agree with some of the author's musings...but boy can he opinionate! Read more
Published 22 months ago by colette brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended read
A brave account of a young boys fight for survival and how his childhood experiences shaped his adult being. Read more
Published on 30 April 2012 by GM21
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
A really gritty, honest collection of articles which take you on an emotional roller coaster. Very well written and gripping from start to finish. Read more
Published on 16 April 2012 by higgy
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it !
This book is full of brave and honest short stories documenting the highs and the lows of the writer throughout his life. Read more
Published on 15 April 2012 by LynneB
5.0 out of 5 stars Brave & Honest from the heart
Such a brave & honest book, told directly from Mark's heart.
A few areas I could personally relate to and would hope that others reading this would learn from Mark's ability... Read more
Published on 3 April 2012 by El_Mc
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