Rise of the phoenix- a fathers story is about a fathers life within family life, and then on to a single father, following divorce. The book deals with the type of situation following separation and how the children react to such situations. Then deals with a fathers struggle for access and living a single life seeing the children when he can. The subject of bargaining with his ex partner to see his children and in taking them on holiday. The book is emotional and deemed a little tragic at times. But the author hopes to reach the hearts of many and shake up irrisponsible fathers who abandon their children. The book includes personal accounts of events of the authors life and attempts to explain how situations can occur. The author is completely open about his life and experiences in order to present the facts and help others to see how marriages can be distroyed in so many ways, leaving the children in the middle of total confusion and dismay.