Patrick McMahon


Patrick McMahon was born in Chicago. He grew up in an adoptive family in the suburb of Downers Grove and lived high school years in Monett, Missouri. He has an engineering degree from the University of Missouri - Columbia, and a Bachelor of Music from San Francisco State University. His memoir, Becoming Patrick, about reconnecting with his original family, was a San Diego Book Awards Finalist. His life-long passion for photography has resulted in portrait work and national fine art exhibition. He currently resides in San Diego, where he writes, photographs, and plays clarinet and saxophone.

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Becoming Patrick: A Memoir
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 107,740. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Adoption
Becoming Patrick is the story of one adopted man’s universal quest for identity by uncovering the truth of his past. After an anguished search, the call to his original mother releases a torrent of conflicting emotions. He absorbs her shocking revelations, comes out as gay once again, and during a sometimes turbulent unfolding, forges a profound bond which shapes a future rooted in truth.

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