Paddy's Daddy is the story of one man's battle to beat depression for the sake of his children.
Over twenty five years, from the age of ten years old, Scottish writer Mark Wilson self-diagnosed and self-treated moderate to severe depression successfully, 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 Mark Wilson, 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