30 Things My Dad Taught Me
Ian, Paul and Denis Baker
A fabulous book just in time for Father's Day.
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This book is three brothers’ exploration of the wisdom of their father. 30 Things My Dad Taught Me
will help the reader appreciate their own father, value what is special
about themselves and help them to positively influence their own
The book is a meditation on the experiences of one family, but reveals
universal truths about love, kindness, growing up and loss. The reader
is invited to enjoy the lessons of Leon James Baker and the voices of
many other great men, and encouraged to add their own thoughts and
recollections to blank pages in the book, to bring out the truths of
their own lives.
The authors invite everyone who was once a child to share their
memories of what it was like to be that happy, scared, petulant, loving
person and to re-learn the valuable lessons that so many of us have
Visit thirtythings.com.au to add the lesson your Dad taught you and read others contributions.
About the authors
Denis Baker is a newspaper columnist and public
speaker who has also worked in education, employment and training. He
has written books on subjects ranging from employment to sport.
Ian Baker is a retired automotive technician and
tireless community worker who has been deeply involved with getting
young people into sport and supporting the elderly. He and his wife
Denise have four children and four grandchildren. Ian loves fishing,
lawn Bowls and the Sydney Swans.
Like his brother Denis, Paul Baker held senior roles in the education, employment and training sectors and was involved in voluntary work helping homeless people in western Sydney. He died in 2010 after a year-long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Mary, their two children and four grandchildren.
“Such a poignant book with many shared experiences we can all relate to with our own Dad’s enabling us to cherish these memories more. A great influence on our own parenting journey too because as Paul, Ian and Denis attest, it really DOES make a difference.”
- Claire McFee, Author, Organize Your Life www.organizeyourlife.com.au
“I found the book, 30 Things My Dad Taught Me, to be a wonderful recollection of family in the truest sense of the word. Paul, Ian and Denis take the reader in 2 directions; one, showing gratitude for the spoken and unspoken wisdoms of their father and secondly, allowing the parent reader to get an insight into how your children do notice and take in all that you say and do. They also are able to convey the effects later on in their lives these small and big gifts of presence and guidance that a parent gives to their child. The book made me laugh, smile and even get the occasional tear, to me that is a well written and significant book. This book is a living manuscript for your family as it also provides sections and prompts you to begin your own pages of memories. A must for all parents!”
- Kirsty O’Callaghan www.unity-qld.com.au
This competition has closed congratulations to our winner Paul Purnell!
Thanks to Exisle Publishing we have a copy of 30 Things My Dad Taught Me to giveaway.
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