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Offline LukieD

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A Father's Love by David Goldman
« on: April 06, 2011, 05:52:48 PM »
I'm going to use this thread to post information about David's book as we are starting to get a lot of inquiries. As of now, the only book signing that has been scheduled is May 12th at 7pm at the Barnes & Noble in the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown, New Jersey.

More information on the signing can be found here:

http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/author-events/David-Goldman/2848638

More information on the book can be found on Penguin's website:

http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9780670022625,00.html?A_Father%27s_Love_David_Goldman
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Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2011, 05:57:04 PM »
The first couple of reviews we came across were very favorable. Have a look:

http://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/non-fiction/david-goldman/fathers-love/

"Sean became a poster child for thousands of other abducted children, and finally, in December 2009, he was released to the custody of his father... A riveting tale of an unusual abduction and a fatherís determination to regain rightful custody of his son."

http://dadofdivas-reviews.blogspot.com/2011/04/book-review-fathers-love.html

"My Take on the Book: I cannot imagine the pain that I would go through if one of my daughters' had been abducted by their mother. I cannot even foresee what I would do if this was my reality, let alone the reality that I lived in day in and out for five years. This book was a testament to fatherhood and the amazing journey that allowed Mr. Goldman to be reunited with his son.

This book was well written and was a compelling read. So much so that I did not want to put it down. This is a book that I would recommend to any father or any parent or person who wants to witness the amazing love that a father can have for his child.

I also have to commend the author for his willingness to give back and support other cases like his in regards to child abduction. His story and journey is one that others can learn from as well!

A very good book and one that I would highly recommend!"
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Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2011, 09:31:42 AM »
The first couple of reviews we came across were very favorable. Have a look:

http://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/non-fiction/david-goldman/fathers-love/

"Sean became a poster child for thousands of other abducted children, and finally, in December 2009, he was released to the custody of his father... A riveting tale of an unusual abduction and a fatherís determination to regain rightful custody of his son."

http://dadofdivas-reviews.blogspot.com/2011/04/book-review-fathers-love.html

"My Take on the Book: I cannot imagine the pain that I would go through if one of my daughters' had been abducted by their mother. I cannot even foresee what I would do if this was my reality, let alone the reality that I lived in day in and out for five years. This book was a testament to fatherhood and the amazing journey that allowed Mr. Goldman to be reunited with his son.

This book was well written and was a compelling read. So much so that I did not want to put it down. This is a book that I would recommend to any father or any parent or person who wants to witness the amazing love that a father can have for his child.

I also have to commend the author for his willingness to give back and support other cases like his in regards to child abduction. His story and journey is one that others can learn from as well!

A very good book and one that I would highly recommend!"

This is a victory for alll father and mother that have abduct children, in the future, would be nice to have a movie, the world will be open the eyes and know it the true.
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Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2011, 10:51:54 AM »
I'm hoping the book is a huge success not only for David but as an eye-opener for everyone to see what is going on.  Maybe it will shame our government to get on the ball and do what has to be done to resolve the issue.  That might be too much to ask though!!  I have my book ordered.  Was hoping David would do a signing in the  NYC area.  Would love to meet him in  person.

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Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2011, 12:04:17 PM »
I'm hoping the book is a huge success not only for David but as an eye-opener for everyone to see what is going on.  Maybe it will shame our government to get on the ball and do what has to be done to resolve the issue.  That might be too much to ask though!!  I have my book ordered.  Was hoping David would do a signing in the  NYC area.  Would love to meet him in  person.
I wonder if Silvana will sue David over the contents of the book. Probably she will...

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Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2011, 04:45:20 PM »

I wonder if Silvana will sue David over the contents of the book. Probably she will...

Then the judge shouldn't even consider it. My guess is that everything written in that book has been proven in court.
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Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2011, 05:45:06 PM »
I wonder if Silvana will sue David over the contents of the book. Probably she will...

Good luck trying to sue for defamation/libel in US courts where these people have no legal standing. The burden is on the plaintiff to prove that the statements made are untrue. The truth is always the best defense against a libel suit. The problem with a lawsuit, for them, is that everything said about them is backed up by strongly-worded legal opinions issued in both countries. They may not like the book, but there ain't much they can do about it.
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Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2011, 02:21:30 PM »
I wonder if Silvana will sue David over the contents of the book. Probably she will...

Huuummmm... Interesting question.

Well, she cannot come to USA and challenge things that were proven in the court of law. Instead, she could write her own book (and get sued).

Maybe she can sue David and ask for part of the profits, claiming that her life is depicted is the book, as well as her husband's and daughter's, not to mention "her" Sean. I wouldn't doubt anything coming from that delusional mind. It seems she is never tired of being completely ridiculous. Good luck with that, lady.
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Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2011, 03:21:26 PM »
I just pre-ordered my copy on Amazon.  I was ordering something for my oldest son and needed to spend a bit extra to get free shipping.  What to buy, what to buy... A Father's Love :)

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Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2011, 01:08:09 PM »
I am so happy that David wrote this book. It will bring back the maximum force still needed to get this back in the news. We still have so many other left behind parents and children that need this reunification and some real help. Ordered my book as soon as it went up on Amazon.   

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Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2011, 12:55:46 PM »
I'm giving this book as a gift to my parents and daughters, and maybe to close friends as well.

I hope that all parents out there who have contemplated taking their child far away from the other parent, one of the most horrific things that can happen to a mother or a father, read this book. Don't they say that one of the hardest things in life is the loss (death) of a child? Well, this comes in pretty close. Not being able to raise, hold, kiss and participate in your child's everyday life is horrific.

Congratulations David for writing your story. International parental child abduction was overlooked in the past decades just as more and more cases surged around the world. And let's hope it is also a warning tale against corruption in the justice system, xenophobia and media manipulation.

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« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2011, 05:37:21 PM »
Guess what I got in the mail today??!!!  

I am an avid reader, but I never buy books....I'm a library kind of girl  :p  I made an exception for David.

Anyway, instead of running errands on my day off, I stayed home, made some coffee and cracked open David's book.  WOW.  

There are no words to describe how I felt while reading.  I cried - a lot.    David was open, honest and determined to explain everything he and Sean endured.  Everything you knew David was feeling, but was holding inside while Sean was still in Brazil, is described in vivid detail.   He is also very 'real' for lack of a better term.  A spade is a spade, and the abductors are called just what they are - abductors.  

This book had to be therapeutic for him, because it sure was for me.    Sean is happy, healthy and is exactly where he belongs.  I am more certain of that than ever.  

Plus I broke my speed-reading record - woo hoo!!

Thank you David.
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Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2011, 06:19:24 PM »
How did you get it so quickly?

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« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2011, 06:35:22 PM »
How did you get it so quickly?

I have no idea....and I hope I didn't open a can of worms...but it came in the mail today.    The book was great....but a few down in Brazil will be po'd to say the least.   You can expect some backlash. 

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Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2011, 07:13:57 PM »
Did you order it from Amazon?