A must-read for any man going through the pain of divorce. When Mark Tucker read a message on his wife’s phone that was clearly meant for another man, his life fell apart. His family as he knew it would never be the same...he would become one of those depressed and sad weekend Dads to his two daughters. Searching for books to help him through his trauma he found nothing. So he wrote one himself. What happens to Tucker is surprising and uplifting: through the darkness and despair he finds a strength in himself he didnt know he had. He becomes a better Dad and embraces life in ways he never thought possible.
About the Author
Mark Tucker was born in England and moved to Australia in 2001 with his then wife and two young daughters. In 2007 his marriage failed. Mark’s daughters decided that they wanted to live with him, and so began a journey of learning to adapt to life as a single parent, rebuilding his and his daughters’ lives, as well as the more mundane activities of managing a household. At the time of his divorce, Mark went looking for a book that would help him to cope with his new life and become a successful single father. He was unable to find one. So, once the dust had settled, he decided to write his book, with the view to encouraging other single fathers. ‘I hope single fathers who read this book will be able to recognise that although being a single father is a hard journey, it is also one that can be extremely rewarding,” he said. Mark is currently a Partner at a major consulting company and, having remarried, is enjoying the challenge of bringing up a blended family of two girls, two boys and three dogs. Mark’s passion is helping single fathers become the best Dads they can be.
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Its a good book, with many laughs and, for those who have been through similar experiences, its something we can relate too.
But he lost me in one judgemental sentence about wanting to be "better" than a weekend dad, implying its a cop-out to "ONLY" take your kids on weekends. For some its not a choice - everyones situation is different. Truth is my role as the bread winner and barely there dad hasn't, can't and won't change.
All I can do is give them all my love and attention during the precious little time we have.
Other than that little gripe, thanks for the laughs and sharing your experience.
A wonderfully warm, and totally human look at the pain and difficulties precipitated by separation and divorce. Mark's style is engaging, humorous, and yet heartbreaking at times. A book you won't be able to put down.
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 11th July 2014
Publisher: JoJo Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.5 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.44