'He's not a perfect dad - he's the first to admit it - but he's good enough. Mardell's voice may be unconventional in the world of disability rights, but it's all the more potent as a result.' - The Guardian.
Danny Mardell admits he wasn't a particularly nice kid. he picked on others - anyone different from himself. A tough East-End childhood and a stint in the RAF prepared him for almost all that life would throw at him: except the birth of his first child, Danny Junior, a little boy with Down's Syndrome. This is the story of a self-confessed hard man who had to confront his own bigotry as he learned to love his disabled son.
Danny Mardell is a businessman, and lives in East London. In 2002 he set up Danny's Challenge, a charity which aims to raise awareness about the problems faced by people with learning disabilities, and provides money for practical assistance. All royalties from sales of this book will go to the charity.
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