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Title: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: LukieD 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 (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 (http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9780670022625,00.html?A_Father%27s_Love_David_Goldman)
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: LukieD 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/ (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 father’s determination to regain rightful custody of his son."

http://dadofdivas-reviews.blogspot.com/2011/04/book-review-fathers-love.html (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!"
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: Belleizel 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/ (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 father’s determination to regain rightful custody of his son."

http://dadofdivas-reviews.blogspot.com/2011/04/book-review-fathers-love.html (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.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: ANALE 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.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: ProudDaddy 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...
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: liesl78 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.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: LukieD 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.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: caique mateus 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.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: ChristineS 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 :)
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: kmoor88 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.   
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: Grace 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.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: lovellboys 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.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: reedm60 on April 21, 2011, 06:19:24 PM
How did you get it so quickly?
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: lovellboys 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. 
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: reedm60 on April 21, 2011, 07:13:57 PM
Did you order it from Amazon?
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: lovellboys on April 21, 2011, 07:37:26 PM
Did you order it from Amazon?

Barnes and Noble.  I was surprised as well.  Maybe it was a mistake, but I wasn't going to question it. 
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: pam.in.ny on April 21, 2011, 07:37:35 PM
My copy is somewhere between Sparks, NV and here. According to Barnes and Nobles, it was shipped the 19th and coming via UPS ground. I can't wait for it to get here.  :yeahthat
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: reedm60 on April 21, 2011, 07:53:02 PM
Thanks, I went ahead and bought it from B&N.  Hopefully I'll get mine early too!
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: reedm60 on April 21, 2011, 08:04:12 PM
Just ordered the book.  My expected ship date is 4/25/2011.  No complaints here!!
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: lovellboys on April 21, 2011, 08:08:04 PM
The book gives a great deal of behind-the-scenes details from David's point of view.   

Thankfully the publishers were able to include a bit at the end about the February 17th ruling by Judge Guadagno.  It packs a punch because you realize that David & Sean's struggles are not over. 
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: FC_Florida on April 21, 2011, 08:33:05 PM
oh well, the book will arrive on Amazon.com in the second week of May, that's when my copy will be shipped. Should have ordered through Barnes & Noble...

B&N 1 x Amazon 0  :mad:



Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: phillyone on April 21, 2011, 08:40:42 PM
Lovellboys.. how did you get a copy of David's book so early? I stopped by at B&N on my way home from work (where I have preordered it) and they told me it won't be out till May 5th!!!

I want to go the B& N you got it from! :hihi :hihi
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: lovellboys on April 21, 2011, 08:46:27 PM
Lovellboys.. how did you get a copy of David's book so early? I stopped by at B&N on my way home from work (where I have preordered it) and they told me it won't be out till May 5th!!!

I want to go the B& N you got it from! :hihi :hihi

I pre-ordered it a while ago.  Sorry guys, but this is the first time I was able to post something first.  I'm sort of enjoying it  :biggrin 
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: phillyone on April 21, 2011, 08:58:36 PM
Lovelboys.. hmm...I preordered mine a few weeks ago . No fair!!! :hihi
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: ChristineS on April 21, 2011, 09:03:34 PM
I am so excited to read my copy (via Amazon sometime in May).
Only problem is what to do with my three little boys once it arrives.  Because I, too, will want to make a pot of coffee and sit alone in peace and quiet to read David's book.  And there is really no such thing in my house.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: ANALE on April 21, 2011, 10:26:39 PM
I ordered my copy from B&N a while back and got an e-mail yesterday that it had been shipped on the 19th.  I was hoping to get it today but didn't.  Hope it will be tomorrow.  Am so looking forward to reading it.  I know I won't be able to put it down.  I can just imagine what the other side is going to say.  They will deny everthing!  Was hoping there would be a book signing in the NYC area.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: reedm60 on April 22, 2011, 06:37:02 AM
I now have a shipping number from UPS and the status is that the book shipped last night on the 21st.

I have no idea what Barnes and Noble is doing!?!  But I'm not complaining. 
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: reedm60 on April 22, 2011, 07:35:31 AM
One final thing...

I don't know if any of you noticed or not but Penguin is also putting out an audio version of David's book read by none other than...DAVID GOLDMAN!!

Go here -> http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9780142429389,00.html?A_Father's_Love_David_Goldman (http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9780142429389,00.html?A_Father's_Love_David_Goldman)

Click on the link 'Listen to an Audio Excerpt' in the upper left hand corner.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: rduffiel on April 22, 2011, 08:06:42 AM
Thanks.   I just listen to the audio.  I also can't wait to read the book.  I ordered mine back in March from Amazon.   My deivery date is May 10th.

Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: sue on April 22, 2011, 09:52:55 AM
I can't wait to read it!
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: Rpaikin on April 22, 2011, 09:53:41 AM
Darn! Not on Itunes.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: reedm60 on April 22, 2011, 01:46:07 PM
I ordered the book and the audio book from Barnes and Noble Online and both were shipped immediately.

Try ordering through http://www.bn.com/ (http://www.bn.com/)
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: sharon regina on April 22, 2011, 02:51:31 PM
Well, I'm Brazilian and live in Brazil.  I ordered my copy from Amazon in march (I've already had an account in Amazon) and they promised they'll released my book in ... June!!!!!  Disgusting, isn't?
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: ANALE on April 22, 2011, 03:28:34 PM
Do you think the book will be translated into Portuguese and released in Brazil?  It could be a best seller down there!!
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: sharon regina on April 22, 2011, 03:37:16 PM
I think that Lins e S an B Carneiro R will try prohibit the book in Brazil.  If they will can do this, I don't know
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: Grace on April 22, 2011, 03:47:03 PM
The LeS and the Ribeiros are probably right now doing everything they can to put their hands on that book. I think that after reading it, some of their supporters will probably turn against them big time (at least behind their backs). You can make a mistake once or twice, but to keep doing the same mistake year after year...
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: ANALE on April 22, 2011, 03:56:57 PM
The first thing they will do is go to Globo and take out a full page ad denying everything.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: lovellboys on April 22, 2011, 05:52:11 PM
The LeS and the Ribeiros are probably right now doing everything they can to put their hands on that book. I think that after reading it, some of their supporters will probably turn against them big time (at least behind their backs). You can make a mistake once or twice, but to keep doing the same mistake year after year...

David also made a point to mention that NOT ONCE has Joao attempted in ANY way to contact Sean.  For someone who supposedly loved Sean so much, he seems to have forgotten him.  That is, until someone dies, and he can get a little mention in the papers.    That seems to be important to him.

Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: reedm60 on April 22, 2011, 06:09:24 PM
Did David say anything about Sean's grades in school since returning to NJ?
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: sara on April 22, 2011, 06:30:09 PM
Found this online - looks like these are the chapter names - can't wait until my copy arrives!!!

The phone call -- Jersey boy -- Bruna -- Living the dream -- My new reality -- Reality check -- Angels and demons -- A friend indeed -- Contact! -- The unspeakable -- Unending nightmare -- To see my son -- Date with destiny -- Father and son -- Unexpected help -- Family lies -- Good news-bad news -- Pressure points -- The decision -- Tension rising -- The Christmas miracle -- Home at last -- Giving back.

Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: cm on April 22, 2011, 07:18:22 PM
I was going to wait until I got the 'what do you want for mother's day' question. Needless to say, I went to www.bn.com (http://www.bn.com) and ordered one. I'll have it read before mother's day ;)

I know...for mother's day I'll ask that donations be made to the BSH Foundation!
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: Grace on April 22, 2011, 07:47:38 PM
Lovelboys, I wonder if he ever calls Chiara. He's the "Biological Father" of that child...
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: phillyone on April 22, 2011, 09:13:25 PM
I just went to B&N and they got the delievery just this afternoon.Since I had preordered it they saved me a copy at the front desk. I'm almost finshed ... all I can say is WOW!!!

David is an amazing person and so will Sean be when he grows up! Thank you David for sharing your story.

The bigger picture is .. I hope this book sheds a light on International Child Abductions around the world. It was heartwrenching reading David's story, but I'm sure the other LBP's have the same heartwrenching story to share.

I hope this book becomes a bestseller and gets published in many languages (including portugese!)
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: phillyone on April 22, 2011, 09:19:08 PM
Did David say anything about Sean's grades in school since returning to NJ?

David helps Sean with his homework alot.. and even said he's prepared for the game how "Are you Smarter than a Fifth grader" :hihi :hihi
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: ProudDaddy on April 23, 2011, 07:28:01 AM
Well, I'm Brazilian and live in Brazil.  I ordered my copy from Amazon in march (I've already had an account in Amazon) and they promised they'll released my book in ... June!!!!!  Disgusting, isn't?
Usually Amazon delivers to Brazil sooner than the expected delivery date. 20 days is my experience with them. Once I got a book just a week after ordering it. And they don't ship by air to keep the fares low.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: ProudDaddy on April 23, 2011, 07:33:09 AM
I think that Lins e S an B Carneiro R will try prohibit the book in Brazil.  If they will can do this, I don't know
I am sure the book will be translated and published in Brazil. The case had a great repercussion and many people will be interested in reading "the other side" of the history. Granny cannot forbid its publication, unless she sues the publisher on the grounds that her reputation (or whatever) is being damaged.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: Bob D'Amico on April 23, 2011, 09:41:45 AM
Did David say anything about Sean's grades in school since returning to NJ?

I don't recall exactly the words David used but he was very proud when he told me that Sean received an award from President Obama for outstanding scholarship.

Hopefully that will prevent Tostes from stating that Sean is not receiving an adequate education since he can't understand English.  :hihi

Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: Grace on April 23, 2011, 09:53:59 AM
Congratulations Sean! Bright future ahead! Bob, with Tostes' bad English he probably misunderstood the "neighbor" when he said "Sean likes Morbier cheese" for "Sean's morbidly obese" (that one's from FC_Florida) :)
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: rduffiel on April 23, 2011, 09:58:46 AM
 don't recall exactly the words David used but he was very proud when he told me that Sean received an award from President Obama for outstanding scholarship.

Hopefully that will prevent Tostes from stating that Sean is not receiving an adequate education since he can't understand English

 :yeahthat
Congratulations Sean.  WTG.

Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: reedm60 on April 23, 2011, 12:19:42 PM
BSH,

Go here -> http://www.ebooks.com/ebooks/book_display.asp?IID=634703&isAcademic=y (http://www.ebooks.com/ebooks/book_display.asp?IID=634703&isAcademic=y)

Click 'Preview'
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: JuliRosi on April 24, 2011, 04:30:40 AM
Did David say anything about Sean's grades in school since returning to NJ?

I don't recall exactly the words David used but he was very proud when he told me that Sean received an award from President Obama for outstanding scholarship.

Hopefully that will prevent Tostes from stating that Sean is not receiving an adequate education since he can't understand English.  :hihi



Great news!  :yeahthat

I imagine Brazilian family's reaction after knowing that!
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: lovellboys on April 24, 2011, 11:49:55 AM
Lovelboys, I wonder if he ever calls Chiara. He's the "Biological Father" of that child...

I can't bear to think of that poor child being under Silvana's care.  An excerpt in David's book mentioned when visitation was scheduled and JLS left the city with Sean.  That man left his month old baby girl with that woman in order to get Sean away.  That shocked David.

She has no more power over Sean.  She may rant and rave and continue litigation, but Sean is healthier, happier, more social and definitely more stable.   
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: sue on April 25, 2011, 09:47:26 AM
I went to the Barnes and Noble here in Ca. yesterday and they don't even have it in their system.  I'll have to order on line I guess. 
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: Anke on April 26, 2011, 12:36:11 PM
Did David say anything about Sean's grades in school since returning to NJ?

I don't recall exactly the words David used but he was very proud when he told me that Sean received an award from President Obama for outstanding scholarship.

Hopefully that will prevent Tostes from stating that Sean is not receiving an adequate education since he can't understand English.  :hihi



It is also saying that Sean's education in Brazil was without teaching him English. That is something telling about what this people wanted. So, no return to his father. They don't understand what love is.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: Miguel on April 27, 2011, 08:42:15 PM
Did David say anything about Sean's grades in school since returning to NJ?

I don't recall exactly the words David used but he was very proud when he told me that Sean received an award from President Obama for outstanding scholarship.

Hopefully that will prevent Tostes from stating that Sean is not receiving an adequate education since he can't understand English.  :hihi



It is also saying that Sean's education in Brazil was without teaching him English. That is something telling about what this people wanted. So, no return to his father. They don't understand what love is.


are you sure? this is impossible, in Brazil, all schools, public or private, are OBLIGATED to have English,how could Sean not have english? and he studied at top schools
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: todez on April 27, 2011, 09:17:53 PM
Schools do require English, but there are ways around it.  For example, some schools allow students to take English classes at one of the many English franchises, and have the grades count towards the English requirements at the school. If Nona knew anyone connected to a school (and we've seen enough to know she pulls a lot of strings), she could have not put Sean in a school and just sent over false grades to his elementary school.  It wouldn't surprise me if she did that.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: tweinstein on April 27, 2011, 09:32:55 PM
Schools do require English, but there are ways around it.
I know that my comment is not exactly related, but I have given up requesting that his school in Brazil (which is one of the best in the city) teach English to my son AT HIS LEVEL :mad:. This is even morefrustrating given that the English teacher there is from the United States. Furthermore, when I asked that my daughter (who earns the equivalent of all A's) receive enrichment work, I was told that all students are of equal intelligence :?:. Apparently, the concept of differentiated instruction (a cornerstone of educational theory) does not exist in Brazil.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: ANALE on April 27, 2011, 10:46:04 PM
Got my book in the mail yesterday from B&N.  Was up until l:30 in the morning and finished it this morning.  I was so riveted in this book.  It was heartbreaking at times and joyful at others.  I found out some things I didn't know which surprised me.  I thought I knew the story well.  It was wonderful to get a slight insight into David and Sean's life now.  I am very happy for them.  Thanks David for sharing your story.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: reedm60 on April 28, 2011, 07:22:18 AM
Near the very end of chapter 23, Sean says to David,  "Dad, I'm so glad you never gave up on me."  :biggrin

Best line in the whole book!
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: phillyone on April 28, 2011, 09:14:17 AM
Near the very end of chapter 23, Sean says to David,  "Dad, I'm so glad you never gave up on me."  :biggrin

Best line in the whole book!

My favorite line in the book too!!!! That made my day!
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: lovellboys on April 28, 2011, 10:02:55 AM
Once you read it, think about submitting a review to Amazon or Barnes & Noble to help generate sales!
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: ANALE on April 28, 2011, 03:14:24 PM
Just sent my review.  I loved the book!
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: Miguel on April 29, 2011, 08:38:33 PM
anyone can answer this with 100% SURE? :?
 what is the name of Sean,COMPLETE ?"is just" SRG "or is there is something more?
 he has the name of his mother (Bianchi, Ribeiro or Carnero)?
 someone knows the name, because I saw that, in judicial decisions, shortened his name only for Sean Richard Goldman (SRG), but I also saw, I do not remember where, that he also has the name of the mother, and in some news Sean's name is mentioned as Sean Bianchi Goldman, or  Sean Richard Bianchi Goldman, he has Carnero or Ribeiro? on some news I saw that yes
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: gil on April 29, 2011, 08:44:55 PM
anyone can answer this with 100% SURE? :?
 what is the name of Sean,COMPLETE ?"is just" SRG "or is there is something more?
 he has the name of his mother (Bianchi, Ribeiro or Carnero)?
 someone knows the name, because I saw that, in judicial decisions, shortened his name only for Sean Richard Goldman (SRG), but I also saw, I do not remember where, that he also has the name of the mother, and in some news Sean's name is mentioned as Sean Bianchi Goldman, or  Sean Richard Bianchi Goldman, he has Carnero or Ribeiro? on some news I saw that yes


his name must be Sean Richard Goldman on the birth certificate. He was born in the US.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: Miguel on April 29, 2011, 10:05:53 PM
anyone can answer this with 100% SURE? :?
 what is the name of Sean,COMPLETE ?"is just" SRG "or is there is something more?
 he has the name of his mother (Bianchi, Ribeiro or Carnero)?
 someone knows the name, because I saw that, in judicial decisions, shortened his name only for Sean Richard Goldman (SRG), but I also saw, I do not remember where, that he also has the name of the mother, and in some news Sean's name is mentioned as Sean Bianchi Goldman, or  Sean Richard Bianchi Goldman, he has Carnero or Ribeiro? on some news I saw that yes


his name must be Sean Richard Goldman on the birth certificate. He was born in the US.

Hi, I don't know what his name has to do with the country he was born,besides that, Sean has dual citizenship, in spite of  not being with his two passports(they're still in Brazil with the federal police)

Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: gil on April 30, 2011, 09:07:15 AM
"Hi, I don't know what his name has to do with the country he was born,besides that, Sean has dual citizenship, in spite of  not being with his two passports(they're still in Brazil with the federal police)"

I consider someone's name what it says on their birth certificate (unless they change it legally I suppose, which a child cannot do). There is a certain way names are given in each country, as I think most people are aware. In the US, you normally get a first and middle name, and have the last name of your father. You may go by something else, but that is your given name. That's probably why the court records call him SRG.

If you are asking something else, like what the Ribeiros or LeS's called him in Brazil, I'm not sure why it matters. Maybe you can explain.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: lovellboys on April 30, 2011, 09:16:10 AM
As far as I know, he is Sean Richard Goldman.  He was born in the US, and that's what's on his birth certificate.

However, it noted in the book that Sean's name in school (in Brazil) was Sean Bianchi, apparently his clothes were labeled as such and David noticed that when the clothes were sent to NJ.  He was also known, as far as JLS in concerned, as Sean 'Les'.  Was it legal?  No, it was just something they did to help erase his paternity. 
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: reedm60 on April 30, 2011, 09:43:45 AM
Well, I finished reading the book a couple nights ago and I received my audio book in the mail yesterday.  It was really nice to hear David's voice reciting the audio book.  When David is reciting the part at the end of Chapter 23 where Sean says 'Dad, I'm so glad you didn't give up on me.', you can hear an ever so slight change in David's voice.  Obviously, it's hard for him to repeat those words without getting emotional.

On another note, throughout the book, David uses the term 'kidnappers' and 'abductors' when refering to you know who.  Don't get me wrong, there is NO DOUBT they deserve it.  I just hope David doesn't get sued over this.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: cm on April 30, 2011, 09:45:10 AM
In the U.S. it is customary for a first, middle and last name to appear - but not out of the ordinary to add European or other countries customs of adding the mother's maiden name, etc.

The name on the birth certificate is whatever David and Bruna agreed to and applied for. Whatever they chose, it should be of no concern to anyone else.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: cm on April 30, 2011, 10:14:20 AM
I just finished reading the book. Although I have followed things closely for some time and know the story well...I found myself reaching for kleenex often.

Sean is a very lucky little boy who will no doubt grow into a fine young man with his father's loving guidance.

This book will open the eyes of many who are unfamiliar with International Parental Abduction and the horrific effects that such a selfish act has on the child/children and the Left Behind Parent. When enough people realize that this is not a 'personal custody' issue but an issue that requires the attention of our government at high levels, perhaps other LBP's will gain the much needed assistance to be reunited with their children.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: Miguel on April 30, 2011, 12:53:13 PM
"Hi, I don't know what his name has to do with the country he was born,besides that, Sean has dual citizenship, in spite of  not being with his two passports(they're still in Brazil with the federal police)"

I consider someone's name what it says on their birth certificate (unless they change it legally I suppose, which a child cannot do). There is a certain way names are given in each country, as I think most people are aware. In the US, you normally get a first and middle name, and have the last name of your father. You may go by something else, but that is your given name. That's probably why the court records call him SRG.

If you are asking something else, like what the Ribeiros or LeS's called him in Brazil, I'm not sure why it matters. Maybe you can explain.
I asked because the decisions did not seem the full names of people involved, the name of David was only the first and last name,without George, and Bruna was just Bruna Bianchi, without Riberio or Carnero, I think the courts  say the first and last name of everybody
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: Miguel on April 30, 2011, 01:00:53 PM
As far as I know, he is Sean Richard Goldman.  He was born in the US, and that's what's on his birth certificate.

However, it noted in the book that Sean's name in school (in Brazil) was Sean Bianchi, apparently his clothes were labeled as such and David noticed that when the clothes were sent to NJ.  He was also known, as far as JLS in concerned, as Sean 'Les'.  Was it legal?  No, it was just something they did to help erase his paternity. 
if you say that the Sean school's name was  Sean Bianchi, so I guess at least he has Bianchi, because the school would not accept the registration with a name that does not exist on the birth certificate, and also to enter in a school  need to show the certificate, but clear he doesn't have the Lins e Silva name
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: sara on April 30, 2011, 01:19:50 PM
Everything that I have read states that Sean's real and only name is Sean Richard Goldman. If the schools in Brazil allowed him to enter under a different name is really a moot point now anyway. We know the courts in Brazil allowed all sorts of shenanigans so we shouldn't expect anything less from a school. Who knows what documents the Ribeiro's and Les made up to get what they wanted? Should we have an Obama moment and call for a viewing of Sean's official birth certificate from the hospital where he was born? I don't think so.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: acsgomes on April 30, 2011, 02:34:57 PM
I asked because the decisions did not seem the full names of people involved, the name of David was only the first and last name,without George, and Bruna was just Bruna Bianchi, without Riberio or Carnero, I think the courts  say the first and last name of everybody

In the written decision of judge Rafael Pinto, pages 1 and 2, there are the full names of all:
- JOÃO PAULO BAGUEIRA LEAL LINS E SILVA
- BRUNA BIANCHI CARNEIRO RIBEIRO
- DAVID GEORGE GOLDMAN
And finally:
- SEAN RICHARD GOLDMAN

That's it, his name is Sean Richard Goldman.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: LukieD on April 30, 2011, 05:12:45 PM
It's very common for abducted children to be given different names, other than the legal name on their birth certificate, after the abduction. It shouldn't surprise anyone. It's part of the alienation process against the victim parent and the malicious attempt to erase half of their identity.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: Miguel on April 30, 2011, 08:12:11 PM
It's very common for abducted children to be given different names, other than the legal name on their birth certificate, after the abduction. It shouldn't surprise anyone. It's part of the alienation process against the victim parent and the malicious attempt to erase half of their identity.
I do not know if he has or not the name of his mother, but even if Sean had a different name that does not exclude the name of David, on the ISTOE magazine his name was Sean Richard Bianchi Carnero Ribeiro Goldman...only one question, RICHARD is not a part of Sean' s surname, right? is only a part of the name of Sean, like Paulo on JP's name, or am I wrong?
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: liesl78 on April 30, 2011, 08:27:45 PM
Miguel, this topic is to discuss David's book.

Sean's name issue has been explained in the above posts. Let's go back to the subject, please.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: reedm60 on April 30, 2011, 08:50:48 PM
No kidding.  For a minute I thought someone was going to ask to see the 'long form' of Sean's birth certificate!
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: sue on April 30, 2011, 10:51:23 PM
No kidding.  For a minute I thought someone was going to ask to see the 'long form' of Sean's birth certificate!

lol
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: sara on May 01, 2011, 01:54:46 PM
Nice article re: David's book:

http://www.app.com/article/20110501/NJENT07/305010001/Son-and-law (http://www.app.com/article/20110501/NJENT07/305010001/Son-and-law)


Son and law
Jersey dad's tale of international legal battles
9:08 AM, Apr. 29, 2011 
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For those of us who followed the story of Tinton Falls resident David Goldman in his five-year effort to be reunited with his son, Sean, who was kidnapped and taken to Brazil by the boy's mother, Goldman's newly released “A Father's Love: One Man’s Unrelenting Battle to Bring His Abducted Son Home” fills out the story that moved so many people to sign petitions, donate and pray for the father and son.

Goldman maintained a calm, yet obviously heartbroken demeanor throughout the news coverage of his story: the sudden death in 2008 of his ex-wife, Bruna, which became international news and concern within the highest levels of government in the two countries. But in this book, his contempt for the arrogance and cruelty of Sean’s Brazilian grandparents and stepfather is manifest.

Goldman’s tale begins with his wife’s 2004 departure for Brazil with 4-year-old Sean. The two-week vacation was a sham; Bruna told Goldman the next day they weren’t returning and that he had to sign away custody if he wanted to see his son again. Goldman then backtracks to his own youth and Jersey Shore upbringing. A job as lifeguard on the beaches at Belmar and Long Branch's Seven Presidents Park led to a modeling photo shoot, leading to a modeling career and meeting Bruna Bianchi in Milan, Italy.

Goldman leads the reader through his life with Bruna and his relationship with her parents. With 20/20 hindsight, Goldman recalls seemingly innocuous events, that might have hinted at Bruna’s desire to return to the spoiled, wealthy life she led in Brazil, helped by her parents. The details on the brazen betrayal by Bruna and her parents are familiar from news stories, but reading them through Goldman’s eyes, they are just as appalling.

At times, Goldman’s righteous indignation goes a little overboard. But it’s understandable, particularly as the reader gets the details on how the wealthy, powerfully connected families of the Ribeiros — Bruna's parents — and that of Bruna’s Brazilian second husband; she died following the birth of her second child in 2008 — twisted the Brazilian legal system again and again.

Goldman's book takes the reader through every frustrating legal turn of events. Each time it seemed he was closer to getting his son, the Brazilian families thwarted his efforts. They had control over the Brazilian media. One interview was terminated midstream when the reporter was threatened during her interview. Bizarre events such as these give the reader added insight into the frustrating and frightening world that consumed Goldman’s life for more than five years. And finally, Goldman offers a glimpse into their lives upon returning home, the sense of joy and relief is clear.

The Brazilian families continue their legal maneuvering. The book leads right up to the decision this February by Superior Court Judge Michael Guadagno rejecting the Ribeiros’ attempts to have visitation on their own terms, labeling their efforts “contemptible actions.”

Goldman gives credit where it’s due, particularly to his hard-working friends, whose efforts included petition drives, rallies and his website, and to Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., who learned of the case and became an active participant, traveling to Brazil with Goldman. He also marked gratitude to Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., who put a hold on a bill that meant billions of dollars to Brazil and may have provided the final push to ensure Sean’s return. He warmly recalls Asbury Park Press staff writer and columnist Bill Handleman as “one of the truly special media connections.” Handleman was battling kidney cancer at the time and died in June 2010.

“I wish he could have met Sean,” Goldman wrote.


Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: todez on May 01, 2011, 05:35:58 PM
One thing everyone can do is contact their local library and ask them to get this book!  Then write a review so that others will become interested in the story and hopefully help turn the tide for LBP's.  My library in a very small town has bought it because I let them know about it.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: lovellboys on May 01, 2011, 09:36:22 PM
On another note, throughout the book, David uses the term 'kidnappers' and 'abductors' when refering to you know who.  Don't get me wrong, there is NO DOUBT they deserve it.  I just hope David doesn't get sued over this.

Well, the court rulings used the same verbiage, correct?  How can you sue when courts in two countries have used the same exact language?  I have to think that the book had to have been thoroughly vetted by his attorney's and the publishers to make sure it would stand up against any scrutiny.   
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: reedm60 on May 01, 2011, 10:40:00 PM
On another note, throughout the book, David uses the term 'kidnappers' and 'abductors' when refering to you know who.  Don't get me wrong, there is NO DOUBT they deserve it.  I just hope David doesn't get sued over this.

Well, the court rulings used the same verbiage, correct?  How can you sue when courts in two countries have used the same exact language?  I have to think that the book had to have been thoroughly vetted by his attorney's and the publishers to make sure it would stand up against any scrutiny.   

Thanks lovellboys.  You're probably right.  Of course the lawyers would vet the book before it went to press.  I should have thought of that.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: ANALE on May 03, 2011, 10:45:47 AM

Does anyone know if the Dateline program is still scheduled for Sunday?
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: sara on May 03, 2011, 12:04:08 PM
http://eatontown.patch.com/articles/talk-talk-tuesday-may-3 (http://eatontown.patch.com/articles/talk-talk-tuesday-may-3)

5 Things You Need to Know Today
By Amy Byrnes | Email the author | 7:04am
Opinion
Talk, Talk: Tuesday, May 3

4.  Guess how much I love you. Today, Patch has the opportunity to talk to Tinton Falls resident David Goldman who is set to publish A Father's Love next week chronicling his four-year ordeal trying to bring back his young son who was abducted by his ex-wife to South America. As avid Today Show viewers, we thought we pretty much knew everything there was to know about the case, and were pleasantly surprised at how compelling the book was to read. Having lived in Monmouth County for so long, it was fun to see all the references to local people and places and kind of scary that, aside from the glamorous modeling career and brushes with Claudia Schiffer and Kathy Ireland, Goldman is really like us. And if that's the case, then what happened to him, could happen to any of us. The book comes out next week and so will the interview on Patch. Goldman will also be at the Barnes & Noble at the mall on May 12 for a book signing.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: reedm60 on May 03, 2011, 12:57:23 PM
Does anyone have any idea of how crowded that book signing will be?  I live in Cincinnati and was considering flying into NJ for the day and getting David's autograph.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: RockinForHope on May 03, 2011, 04:44:00 PM
"...aside from the glamorous modeling career and brushes with Claudia Schiffer and Kathy Ireland, Goldman is really like us. And if that's the case, then what happened to him, could happen to any of us."

I feel what makes David Goldman different from a lot of people, is that he had a kid with someone who was not from the same country as he is. Literally because of this case, I will never have kids with someone who is not from my country, or whose family doesn't live in my country. I just can't even handle the thought of something like this possibly happening to me. The Goldman case was an eye-opener for me. Abduction cases are nightmares to deal with, and a lot of kids are never returned. And I believe that had Bruna not died, Sean would have never been released from Brazil. I don't know how someone could deal with not seeing their kid again. But if Bruna were not from Brazil, would they have let her stay there with Sean? I'm not sure, but I don't think so. And I also don't think Bruna would have even gone to Brazil if her family wasn't there, or if she weren't Brazilian.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: jlpoag on May 04, 2011, 09:36:59 AM
I apologize if this question has already been asked and answered, but does David read the audio version of the book himself?
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: reedm60 on May 04, 2011, 10:12:21 AM
I apologize if this question has already been asked and answered, but does David read the audio version of the book himself?

Yes he does.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: ProudDaddy on May 04, 2011, 10:32:28 AM
"...aside from the glamorous modeling career and brushes with Claudia Schiffer and Kathy Ireland, Goldman is really like us. And if that's the case, then what happened to him, could happen to any of us."

I feel what makes David Goldman different from a lot of people, is that he had a kid with someone who was not from the same country as he is. Literally because of this case, I will never have kids with someone who is not from my country, or whose family doesn't live in my country. I just can't even handle the thought of something like this possibly happening to me. The Goldman case was an eye-opener for me. Abduction cases are nightmares to deal with, and a lot of kids are never returned. And I believe that had Bruna not died, Sean would have never been released from Brazil. I don't know how someone could deal with not seeing their kid again. But if Bruna were not from Brazil, would they have let her stay there with Sean? I'm not sure, but I don't think so. And I also don't think Bruna would have even gone to Brazil if her family wasn't there, or if she weren't Brazilian.

I agree, Sean would be in Brazil today, with his mom (and granny of course). I don't know if there is a living Brazilian mother who abducted her child from another country and was forced by Law to give the child up.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: Grace on May 05, 2011, 11:44:50 AM
Reading the book. Woke up at 6 am (unusual for me, I'm a late sleeper) to read it. Felt annoyed I couldn't read it during my commute (had to drive :))! Will sneak some reading during my workday. It's amazing, we think we know everything but this comes from David himself. As a Brazilian, I have a very good understanding of what went on between him and Bruna (also from being older and having been married and divorced myself). I will refrain from calling people names..because of Sean. But it shows me that marriage is serious business, and you can't fake it. You have to talk about what's bothering you, you have to communicate and try to compromise, and you have to get into marriage with realistic expecations. Know what you role is. Know what you can and cannot do. Understand cultural differences and see if you can live with them. Don't be a fair weather partner.

I'll say one thing: many upper class Brazilians are impressed with wealth and VIP's. It is part of the culture. Marrying well means marrying into money or a "traditional family". Traditional means a family with good "connections". Political & social connections. This need for ostentation, wealth and a "good life" is ingrained from mother to daughter. These are the values many grow up with. It seems that different values can cause problems in a marriage, especially when the honeymoon is over.

I can so understand both sides, having lived and experienced both cultures. I can't wait to read more later!
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: ProudDaddy on May 05, 2011, 12:04:44 PM
Reading the book. Woke up at 6 am (unusual for me, I'm a late sleeper) to read it. Felt annoyed I couldn't read it during my commute (had to drive :))! Will sneak some reading during my workday. It's amazing, we think we know everything but this comes from David himself. As a Brazilian, I have a very good understanding of what went on between him and Bruna (also from being older and having been married and divorced myself). I will refrain from calling people names..because of Sean. But it shows me that marriage is serious business, and you can't fake it. You have to talk about what's bothering you, you have to communicate and try to compromise, and you have to get into marriage with realistic expecations. Know what you role is. Know what you can and cannot do. Understand cultural differences and see if you can live with them. Don't be a fair weather partner.

I'll say one thing: many upper class Brazilians are impressed with wealth and VIP's. It is part of the culture. Marrying well means marrying into money or a "traditional family". Traditional means a family with good "connections". Political & social connections. This need for ostentation, wealth and a "good life" is ingrained from mother to daughter. These are the values many grow up with. It seems that different values can cause problems in a marriage, especially when the honeymoon is over.

I can so understand both sides, having lived and experienced both cultures. I can't wait to read more later!

While you are true I think that this kind of mentality is changing. There is a whole new group of young people focusing on their careers as a means to social ascension. Many come from lower classes and make their way up, working in multinationals, IT industry or pursuing careers as doctors, dentists, lawyers, etc. They don't even consider marriage early on their careers, much less with someone "from a good family".

These are new seeds which will bear fruits in the near future.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: LukieD on May 05, 2011, 02:24:07 PM
Another good review of the book.

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2011/05/fathers-love-david-goldman.html (http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2011/05/fathers-love-david-goldman.html)
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: lovellboys on May 05, 2011, 02:39:04 PM
Another good review of the book.

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2011/05/fathers-love-david-goldman.html (http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2011/05/fathers-love-david-goldman.html)


Very nice review and comments!
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: Grace on May 05, 2011, 04:40:27 PM
ProudDaddy, I'm glad to hear that. I've been away from Brazil for 13 years now and I'm sure there are some societal changes. How do the uppity class folks like the rise of the "peons" :)?

Anyway, when someone wants to leave a marriage, it is called divorce. Don't murder your spouse or don't run away to a different country with your kids. Go through the system, get joint custody if that's what's best for the family and go on with your lives. Child abduction is too horrific. This book is a great great lesson. Probably a must read for every young couple thinking of getting married and having children.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: RockinForHope on May 05, 2011, 05:25:07 PM


I agree, Sean would be in Brazil today, with his mom (and granny of course). I don't know if there is a living Brazilian mother who abducted her child from another country and was forced by Law to give the child up.
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I don't think there is a Brazilian mother yet who has been forced by law to give her child up. I may be wrong. I know there have been returns from Brazil, but I think they are from abductor fathers. If there are some from mothers, they voluntarily let their child go back for some various reason. I'm pretty sure that's what I have read.

With the Goldman case, I think it was pretty much settled in the Brazilian courts. I think it was officially still open with appeals or something, but it wasn't going to go anywhere. Until, of course, Bruna died and that gave the case life.

I may be wrong, I am sure there are people with more knowledge on this stuff than me. But this is what I think.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: rduffiel on May 05, 2011, 06:25:49 PM
Another good review of the book.

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2011/05/fathers-love-david-goldman.html (http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2011/05/fathers-love-david-goldman.html)


I agree, this is very good.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: reedm60 on May 05, 2011, 08:07:03 PM
Dateline NBC Special on David and Sean

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032600/vp/42884414#42884414 (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032600/vp/42884414#42884414)

This Sunday 7pm EST
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: lovellboys on May 05, 2011, 08:26:00 PM
Dateline NBC Special on David and Sean

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032600/vp/42884414#42884414 (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032600/vp/42884414#42884414)

This Sunday 7pm EST

Just saw the clip.  Lordy.   Make sure you have tissues......I'm already blubbering. 
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: ANALE on May 05, 2011, 10:32:04 PM
Read the book, listened to the CD and now the Dateline Special!  OMG, I'm going to need an whole box of tissues.  Am going to record it and add it to my collection along with the Dateline program from Jan. 2010.  After a while it feels like they are a member of your family.  Am so happy for them.  Now if only the vermon from down under would disappear.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: M.Capestro on May 06, 2011, 07:28:35 AM
More reviews:

My Springfield Mommy: http://bit.ly/mQLfZb (http://bit.ly/mQLfZb)
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It is a great book for any parent to read--it reminds you of how quickly things can change and reminds you to cherish every moment you have with your child.

2 Wired 2 Tired: http://bit.ly/lHIkp2 (http://bit.ly/lHIkp2)
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It is a story of his harrowing five year journey through the U.S. and Brazilian court systems. It is a book full of heartache, hope and frustration. Even though I knew how the story ended, it was a fascinating read. -- If the purpose of the book was to make the reader aware of the two systems failures, Mr. Goldman did a superb job. And as he pointed out his son, Sean, is only one of thousands caught in the same set of circumstances.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: M.Capestro on May 06, 2011, 07:35:26 AM
One more posted to Amazon:

Eclectic Booklover: http://amzn.to/mItDgg (http://amzn.to/mItDgg)
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Well told, A Father's Love, is a poignant look at just how far a parent will go to do what is right on behalf of their child. I enjoyed this book, and feel that it not only tells the Goldman's story, but opens the communication to expose the fact that this is not an isolated case. International child abduction by parents is a very real problem that needs more exposure, and harsher penalties for offenders.
4 out of 5 Stars!
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: rduffiel on May 06, 2011, 08:34:46 AM
After reading the book, and listen to the CD's, I agree that David Goldman is the greatest father ever.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: LukieD on May 06, 2011, 09:17:10 AM
Does anyone have any idea of how crowded that book signing will be?  I live in Cincinnati and was considering flying into NJ for the day and getting David's autograph.

reedm60, check your PM please.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: reedm60 on May 06, 2011, 09:52:24 AM
Does anyone have any idea of how crowded that book signing will be?  I live in Cincinnati and was considering flying into NJ for the day and getting David's autograph.

reedm60, check your PM please.

Got it.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: ANALE on May 06, 2011, 10:14:10 AM
Sorry I misspelled "VERMIN".  I don't want to get that word wrong!
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: sara on May 06, 2011, 02:21:21 PM
http://g1.globo.com/rio-de-janeiro/noticia/2011/05/david-goldman-lanca-nos-eua-livro-contando-disputa-judicial-pelo-filho.html (http://g1.globo.com/rio-de-janeiro/noticia/2011/05/david-goldman-lanca-nos-eua-livro-contando-disputa-judicial-pelo-filho.html)

06/05/2011 10h01 - Brought up to date in 06/05/2011 10h56

Google Translation

David Goldman launches in U.S.A. book counting judicial dispute for the son
In free translation, heading of the workmanship is “Love of Father”.
Grandmother materna of Sean says that she did not see and does not intend to know the workmanship.

RIO DE JANEIRO
 
Almost one year and way after recouping the guard of the son, the American David Goldman launches a book where he counts its version of the embroidery frames of the judicial dispute to take Sean in return for the United States, later five year.

With the heading “the Fathers's Love - One Man's Unrelenting Battle you the Bring His Abducted Sound Home” (in a free translation: “Love of Father - the untiring battle of a man to bring in return for house its sequestrado son”), the synopsis says that David and the Brazilian Bruna Bianchi “had what she seemed to be a happy life in New Jersey”, until, in June of 2004, it took the son of the couple, of 4 years, for Brazil for what they would be vacation of two weeks.

The grandmother materna of Sean received with disinterest the notice from the publication from the workmanship. “I am knowing that it goes to launch the book, but do not know nothing on the book nor what it has in it. Vi and I do not go to see. I find that it arrives”, relieved Silvana Bianchi, that follows in Justice in the attempt to obtain authorization to review the grandson.

The workmanship is vendida in U.S.A. and the site of the publishing company, US$ 26,95. Also it has the version in audiobook, US$ 39,95, that it can be lowered by the Internet, and in e-book, US$ 12,99. According to Ricardo Zamariola, lawyer of David in Brazil, not yet has forecast of sales in Brazil.

Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: Dan_Plainview on May 06, 2011, 03:16:03 PM


I agree, Sean would be in Brazil today, with his mom (and granny of course). I don't know if there is a living Brazilian mother who abducted her child from another country and was forced by Law to give the child up.

I don't think there is a Brazilian mother yet who has been forced by law to give her child up. I may be wrong. I know there have been returns from Brazil, but I think they are from abductor fathers. If there are some from mothers, they voluntarily let their child go back for some various reason. I'm pretty sure that's what I have read.

With the Goldman case, I think it was pretty much settled in the Brazilian courts. I think it was officially still open with appeals or something, but it wasn't going to go anywhere. Until, of course, Bruna died and that gave the case life.

I may be wrong, I am sure there are people with more knowledge on this stuff than me. But this is what I think.
[/quote]

Just to clarify, an abducted child is to be returned to their "habitual residence", not to the LBP nor away from a TP. Most of the time the TP has the right to return to the habitual residence, as well. Custody determinations, as required, are to be decided where the jurisdiction lies: the habitual residence.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: M.Capestro on May 06, 2011, 08:26:41 PM
Just found this posted online:
David is scheduled to be on the Diane Rehm show this Wednesday, May 11, at 11:06a.
WAMU 88.5 NPR

http://bit.ly/k6CHyx (http://bit.ly/k6CHyx)
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: pam.in.ny on May 06, 2011, 08:50:39 PM
We need to get Oprah and her book club to read this book. :)
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: RockinForHope on May 07, 2011, 12:16:09 AM


I agree, Sean would be in Brazil today, with his mom (and granny of course). I don't know if there is a living Brazilian mother who abducted her child from another country and was forced by Law to give the child up.

I don't think there is a Brazilian mother yet who has been forced by law to give her child up. I may be wrong. I know there have been returns from Brazil, but I think they are from abductor fathers. If there are some from mothers, they voluntarily let their child go back for some various reason. I'm pretty sure that's what I have read.

With the Goldman case, I think it was pretty much settled in the Brazilian courts. I think it was officially still open with appeals or something, but it wasn't going to go anywhere. Until, of course, Bruna died and that gave the case life.

I may be wrong, I am sure there are people with more knowledge on this stuff than me. But this is what I think.

Just to clarify, an abducted child is to be returned to their "habitual residence", not to the LBP nor away from a TP. Most of the time the TP has the right to return to the habitual residence, as well. Custody determinations, as required, are to be decided where the jurisdiction lies: the habitual residence.
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Yeah, I know that. I realise I didn't communicate that well. But usually, if not always, the LBP then gets custody though, right? I mean, the courts at the habitual residence will take the abduction into account and not give the abducting parent custody? Also, if the abducting parent wants to live in another country with their child, the courts in the habitual residence won't let that happen? But even if the abducting parent does agree to go back to the country of origin, they probably won't get custody or much visitation anyway, after abducting their child. So, it is kind of like taking the child away from the abducting parent. I'm not implying anything is right or wrong, just saying what I believe to be true. I mean, didn't the New Jersey courts deny Sean's maternal grandparents visitation mostly based on non-compliance with the courts in the past, meaning the abduction and actions in Brazil i.e. alienating David from Sean etc.?
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: JerseyGirl on May 07, 2011, 12:56:19 AM

WOW............The Today Show has an excerpt posted - "Chapter 1: The Phone Call" :

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/42931889/ns/today-books/ (http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/42931889/ns/today-books/)
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: liesl78 on May 07, 2011, 12:36:22 PM
I downloaded the kindle version and already finished (read it on the computer). I don't have time to comment the book right now, but I saw on the book a page listing the copyright of photographs used in the book. However, no images or photographs appeared on the kindle version (not even the cover). Can anyone confirm this, or is it just with me. That is very disappointing!

Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: reedm60 on May 07, 2011, 12:55:58 PM
I downloaded the kindle version and already finished (read it on the computer). I don't have time to comment the book right now, but I saw on the book a page listing the copyright of photographs used in the book. However, no images or photographs appeared on the kindle version (not even the cover). Can anyone confirm this, or is it just with me. That is very disappointing!



Yes, in the hardcover version, there are several pictures on glossy pages in the middle of the book.  Several pictures are from before and during the abduction, and a few are from after Sean's return.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: Ellacott on May 07, 2011, 12:58:44 PM
Got my book today from Amazon pre-order.  Can't wait to read it.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: sharon regina on May 07, 2011, 01:24:50 PM
I downloaded my book, too, and there are no photos on kindle version.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: ANALE on May 07, 2011, 01:40:00 PM
I  don't think WAMU 88.5 is a station we can get in the NYC area . Am I wrong?
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: Ellacott on May 07, 2011, 01:59:53 PM
I  don't think WAMU 88.5 is a station we can get in the NYC area . Am I wrong?


You can listen live online.
http://wamu.org/listen/ (http://wamu.org/listen/)

Also, WNYC is the NPR station for NY and they air the Diane Rehm show at 9pm.  You can also hear that show online at their site.
http://www.wnyc.org (http://www.wnyc.org)
http://www.wnyc.org/popup_player/# (http://www.wnyc.org/popup_player/#)
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: ANALE on May 07, 2011, 10:05:21 PM
Thanks a lot.  I plan on listening.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: sergen2005 on May 08, 2011, 02:07:02 AM
HELLO.
I am brand new in this site...
I have similar story with my son...
He is in Siberia,Russia...
My son was very happy here in Turkey.The most modern city of Turkey.Izmir.
Everybody was adoring my son.
His name is SERGEN and he is 6 years old....
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: Ana Cristina Costa on May 08, 2011, 03:55:58 PM
I can't wait to read A Father's Love!

I'm also anxious to watch today's Dateline and see how David and Sean are doing.  :biggrin
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: Miguel on May 08, 2011, 06:25:23 PM
someone Knows where I can download Davis's book?
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: sharon regina on May 08, 2011, 06:51:37 PM
Amazon.com  You need download before the app kindle for pc (It's free) and after you can buy the ebook, Yoy downloaded it instantounesly.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: AnotherDad on May 08, 2011, 09:20:39 PM
1) It is a fascinating book. I'm not as easy going David is, and I would have picked up on the clues like the 4 big suitcases on the bed and everybody looking like the cat who just ate the canary (like that, granny). I would have looked in both the closet and suitcases right then, and she would have been caught. David admits the suitcases got his attention, as did the demeanor of Bruna & Granny, but he was able to just accept her blow-off unsolicited explanation (the worst kind).

2) David says constantly in the book that he is a regular guy. David is not a regular guy. David is a humble guy, but he is an exceptional guy in many ways. David plays down his looks and demeanor, as well as how well he understands the publicity game. David also mentions in passing his vast connections in that world. A regular guy is not the Cosmo "hunky Mr. November", and doesn't live in both Italy and the U.S., while doing naked modeling shoots with Claudia Schiffer. If I didn't know more about David, I would say he was naive, but I don't really believe he is, or was. Maybe he was a little way back when, but I'll bet his friends & family were a lot more naive than David was. David was also wise enough to know to stay away from trouble and temptation, which was always in his face.

3) I was a little surprised just how much David was reading the website, "our website" he says, during the whole time, including while he was in Florida after they left Brazil. We all said so many emotional things about everything. Things were SO tense.

4) David seems to make it clear that Granny always showed some craziness, even early on, just from looks in her (and Luca's) eyes. He seems to make it clear that while Ray wasn't as vocal, he was still a jerk and no one to feel sorry for, except for dying.

5) I think this was a very honest and humble account of what happened without making it 500 pages. I was surprised that David was willing to share some things which might embarrass Sean, if I didn't know that David undoubtedly asked Sean if it was okay first. That is a testament to Sean's more mature ways and how he is taking on David's mantra of honesty and humbleness. Great book. David actually experienced some of the strange problems I do, like being unable to be around kids like mine without getting emotional. I sure am glad David had Wendy. God, what a great thing. I hope they make it. David deserves that.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: M.Capestro on May 08, 2011, 09:31:17 PM
HELLO.
I am brand new in this site...
I have similar story with my son...
He is in Siberia,Russia...
My son was very happy here in Turkey.The most modern city of Turkey.Izmir.
Everybody was adoring my son.
His name is SERGEN and he is 6 years old....

Sergen2005,
Welcome to BSH. I'm so terribly sorry to hear about your son. Do you have any contact with him? How long has it been since he was taken?
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: kmoor88 on May 10, 2011, 09:10:47 PM
Just finished A Father's Love. What a great job David did telling his story. I am just so happy that Sean knows what real love feels like again! He also now knows the truth without anyone telling him because he knows his Dad's love is for real. Happy for David that he has love with Wendy and her sons in his life with Sean. Hopefully this book will restart the mission to get the rest of the children home so we can have some more happy endings.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: Hanna on May 12, 2011, 10:14:05 AM
I got mine from Amazon and had ordered it before it was released. Glad to know Sean is happy and David has also found a someone special (Wendy). They look like a great happy family. God Bless!
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: Audax on May 13, 2011, 08:32:15 AM
book signing
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: Audax on May 13, 2011, 08:33:58 AM
David and I at the booksigning
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: M.Capestro on May 13, 2011, 09:55:52 AM
Rio Gringa has posted an update to her blog regarding the Dateline special and A Father's Love: http://bit.ly/lOnWXa (http://bit.ly/lOnWXa)

New Dateline on Goldman Case

For those who haven't watched it yet, here's last night's Dateline update on the Goldman case. I also finished David's book this weekend, and I recommend it to get a full recap on the case as well as quite a few interesting details that were never public before.

Sadly, it looks like the legal part of the case is far from over. Lawsuits are pending in Brazil and the US, and Sean's maternal family have not changed their behavior, preventing them winning from visitation rights. Little has changed in their actions or attitudes since Sean's abduction in 2004. Nevertheless, Sean's ordered or forced return to Brazil seems about as likely as a blizzard in Rio.

Reliving the case inspired the same feelings of anger, frustration, and disbelief that everyone who has followed the story experienced from the beginning. Yet it was such a relief to relive the case and see it largely resolved, especially when there were times when it didn't seem possible. I honestly don't know how David, his family, and closest supporters managed for nearly seven years, or how the hard-working people and LBPs over at BSH continue to deal with these kind of tragedies every day.

Hopefully, there won't be much more to report on the case after this; I'd love for this to be my final post on the matter. Hopefully, David and Sean will continue to rebuild their lives together in peace, out of the spotlight. Hopefully, the cases in Brazil will slowly come to an end, and eventually a solution can be reached so Sean can see his grandmother and half-sister, and even visit Brazil someday. Hopefully, everyone can move on.

But you never know.

Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: M.Capestro on May 13, 2011, 04:19:31 PM
Another great review from Maneuvering Mother: http://bit.ly/iZ4g1w (http://bit.ly/iZ4g1w)

Quote
Indeed, his story is complex and riveting and inspiring and heartbreaking, filled with unimaginable twists and turns. The injustice will infuriate you; the incredible love and determination will inspire you; the manner in which one parent can willfully and maliciously rip a child from a loving parent and then subject that child to such psychological cruelty will leave you appalled.

Follow the link for the full review.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: forthelost on May 15, 2011, 07:40:28 PM
The audio book is available for download at audible.com, provided you have a subscription.

http://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B004XJDIT4 (http://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B004XJDIT4)
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: Audax on May 18, 2011, 07:54:30 PM
I know it's less than a week until the DC hearing, but is it possible to organize a book signing in DC. Just a thought. I'm sure that many people would take advantage of such an opportunity.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: M.Capestro on May 19, 2011, 12:28:47 PM
David Goldman is coming to Maplecrest Ford
Save the Date June 18th!!!!!
http://conta.cc/kT6qOK

Maplecrest Ford and Mendham Books are proud to announce a special father's day gift!  David Goldman, who has been seen on NBC's Dateline, the Today show, Greta Van Susteren, and Larry King show, just to name a few, has recently written the book, A Father's Love:  One Man's Unrelenting Battle to Bring his Abducted Son Home.  You may recall Goldman's unusual story which movingly celebrates an ordinary man's incredible love for and loyalty to his son, and his ability to overcome the unimaginable to keep them together.  It is a testament to how connected any father and son can be.  Goldman spent more than 5 years trying to regain custody of his son, Sean, after he was abducted by his mother and taken to her native Brazil in 2004.  After contentious legal battles, Goldman persevered and returned to NJ with Sean on Christmas Eve 2009.  David currently does advocacy work on international child abduction.
 
Come join us at this special event and be our guest for food and refreshments.  David will be speaking and signing his heartfelt book.  What a great father's day gift!  There will be books available for purchase from Mendham Books at the dealership.

102 E Main St
Mendham, New Jersey 07945
973-543-2531
11:00AM-2:00PM
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: Miguel on May 19, 2011, 07:33:56 PM
anyone here has facebook?I saw David's facebook,there are pictures of Sean,look..
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: liesl78 on May 19, 2011, 11:03:27 PM
Well, I guess now we know why Mr. Apollo Miguel is so interested in Sean & David's photos... to send them to Nonna, JP & their goons!

Screenshot of @apolloc30 's account

Tsc tsc tsc (pdf & jpg, take your pick)



Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: FC_Florida on May 19, 2011, 11:07:37 PM
uncle H? Just sayin...
 :hihi
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: LukieD on May 19, 2011, 11:38:38 PM
Well, I guess now we know why Mr. Apollo Miguel is so interested in Sean & David's photos... to send them to Nonna, JP & their goons!

no surprise there. I knew he was either mentally deficient or a member of the dark side (or both).
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: AnotherDad on May 20, 2011, 12:14:37 AM
Can Miguel be banned or must BSHF allow Miguel to use the site going forward?
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: LukieD on May 20, 2011, 12:16:27 AM
Can Miguel be banned or must BSHF allow Miguel to use the site going forward?

I have to admit, I rather enjoy watching him make an ass of himself.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: todez on May 20, 2011, 07:16:35 AM
Let them look....

It will just drive them crazier!  :biggrin

We all know that Sean is happier being with his dad than with a coniving grandmother and family.  Why shouldn't he be?  His father is honest, loving, supporting, caring and protective, among many other of the finer attributes.  Everything that Cruella isn't, and then some.

Let her see the pictures and learn more than a few lessons in humility.

As for the spy, IMO, anyone that supports kidnappers shouldn't be part of this community.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: rduffiel on May 20, 2011, 10:48:12 AM
Miguel, I hope they paid you well.  You are a pathetic individual without any human decency.

I am so glad that you got busted.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: sara on May 20, 2011, 10:57:43 AM
The pictures on David's facebook page appear to be ones that I've seen on some of the recent TV shows that he did.  I think it's great that David is 'real' and stays personally connected to the people that supported him over the years and shares Sean's happiness and well being with everyone. 

So let Miguel think he's stumbled on something secret, personal and/or confidential.  I agree with LukieD and todez - let them gawk at the pictures, let it drive them crazy and let them continue to make asses of themselves.  Afterall, it's what they do best.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: liesl78 on May 20, 2011, 11:46:11 AM
So let Miguel think he's stumbled on something secret, personal and/or confidential.  I agree with LukieD and todez - let them gawk at the pictures, let it drive them crazy and let them continue to make asses of themselves.  Afterall, it's what they do best.

 :yeahthat
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: AnotherDad on May 20, 2011, 01:24:45 PM
If all they did was harmless online stalking, I suppose it would be fine to let them just continue to be fools. Unfortunately, as we know, that is not all they do.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: M.Capestro on May 24, 2011, 05:51:00 AM
Another review for A Father's Love, by long time supporter Jeanne Hannah.

A Father's Love | David Goldman's Memoir | Parental Abduction
http://bit.ly/jjgJRf

I've just finished reading David Goldman's recently released book about the  successful return of his son, Sean, from Brazil--an effort that took nearly 5 1/2 years. Titled, "A Father's Love: One Man's Unrelenting Battle to Bring His Abducted Son Home," the memoir shares Goldman's heart-wrenching and inspiring story of his relentless and determined efforts to recover Sean after the child's abduction by his mother in 2004.

David Goldman thought that he and his Brazilian wife, Bruna Bianchi, had a good marriage and her departure for Brazil in June 2004 was a planned vacation. Goldman, in fact, drove Bruna, Sean and Bruna's parents to the airport. Needless to say, Goldman was shocked when Bruna telephoned him only two days after she arrived in Brazil to say that she was not returning. She told him that he had to come to Brazil and sign over full custody of Sean to her if he ever wanted to see Sean again.

Goldman took swift legal action to attempt recovery of Sean. He obtained a court order in New Jersey giving him temporary custody and then filed an action under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Parental Abduction seeking Sean's return. In 2004, Brazil had 66 American children who had been kidnapped by a parent. Brazil, although a signatory to the Hague Convention since 2000, had never returned a child to the U.S.

Goldman soon learned that he was up against formidable opponents. When Bruna died in childbirth (having married a Brazilian lawyer despite the fact that she'd never obtained a U.S. divorce), David thought that surely Sean would be returned to him. In fact, Brazil's law in that regard is the same as that in the U.S. The surviving parent's right to custody of the child trumps the rights of any third parties. The legal manueverings of the people Goldman calls "the abductors" and "the kidnappers" were extraordinary.

Goldman finally received support in what became an international controversy that eventually reached the highest levels of the U.S. and Brazilian governments.However, this father's unwavering love kept him going despite threats to his life, unbelievable legal fees and other costs for the many fruitless trips to Brazil. He was fortunate to have the assistance of good friends (both new and old) and some pretty amazing people who rallied around and brought political and economic pressure to bear upon Brazil and who also, after Bruna's death when the ruthlessness of the "second kidnappers" helped David to obtain the media exposure that was surely a key part of the solution.

This is an extremely well-written book in which Goldman exposes legal machinations, peculiar ironies,
and the compelling emotional elements involved in every step of his journey to bring Sean home. Goldman continues to help other left-behind parents in their efforts to recover their own abducted children, and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to www.bringseanhome.org (http://www.bringseanhome.org), which continues today to focus the Bring Sean Home Foundation's efforts on behalf of abducted children around the world.

You may preview this book and purchase it at Amazon.com or your local bookstore. A Father's Love: One Man's Unrelenting Battle to Bring His Abducted Son Home (Hardcover) Also available in Kindle and audio editions.

See the very moving Dateline interview of David Goldman by Meredith Vieira
(Follow the above link for videos)
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: agnesbal55 on May 27, 2011, 09:47:06 PM
My heart go For David every day. I went thru a very devastated divorce. I have 3 children ages 15,12 and 11. Four years ago after vacation requested by my 11 year old(at that time-he is 15 now) we drove all the way from New York to Virginia Beach, Washington D.C , Williamsburg, VA. WE had the best time ever. That was a one month vacation designated by judge to me -mother of three kids. After a month of having great time together, all ,my children went for a month vacation with their father to Europe. I wasn't worrying much since judge wrote in his decision that just in case my ex-husband wants to run away with my children FBI and Interpol will be involved right away and my ex will be arrested right away and children will be returned to me and he will loose joint custody of his children.

But that wasn't a case. He was smarted then that. My older son seemed to be everything to my ex and his parents. More then other two children. He was being treated different and he was awarded deferent ways, one time my ex told me he was like him, he looked like him. One time my ex-husband was traveling to Malaysia and Japan; he was away for almost 3 months on business. Before that he asked me to promise him that just in case something happened (like plain crush or any other disaster ) that I will give away my older son to his parents. Of course I disagree, and called him nuts. His argument was that he was like him, he looked like him, and he behavior like him, and that would basically replace my ex husband. I thought it was SICK!!!!

I did not have to wait too  long for his plan. After the vacation I mentioned before, August came and I supposed to pick up my children for my summer gate away.
But there was a problem. My two children came back  to me with no problem, but my oldest one has didn't. My ex advised me that he doesn't want to. I fight thru the courts, I did anything possible to have him back. He was soooo brained washed by his grandparents and father, what a bad mother I am, that it become scary. My other two children try to talked to him but with no results.  Me and my ex live still in the same town. For the past 4 years I see my son walking on the streets and breaks my heart. It is also kidnapping but different ways. I spent 300,000 in legal fees already on my divorce, I tried everything and can not believe that life can be so cruel. MY son live 3 blocks away from me and being kept by those kidnappers who brained washed him and put all those bad things in his head, makes me sick. My other two children do not understand it.They tried to asked my oldest son for a reason , but he has no answers for them. Sometimes child doesn't have to be kidnapped to another country to be brutally brained washed and kidnapped. I just want you all to know that I know that I know How David felt. One more things I can not still believe how similar his Sean and my Philip looked like when they were both 4.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: Audax on June 17, 2011, 09:19:55 PM
David is having another booksigning tomorrow (18 June) in Mendham, NJ from 11-2. I have not seen a post on this here (maybe I just overlooked it).

I'm looking forward to seeing many of you again.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: lovellboys on June 18, 2011, 08:35:14 AM
David Goldman is coming to Maplecrest Ford
Save the Date June 18th!!!!!
http://conta.cc/kT6qOK

Maplecrest Ford and Mendham Books are proud to announce a special father's day gift!  David Goldman, who has been seen on NBC's Dateline, the Today show, Greta Van Susteren, and Larry King show, just to name a few, has recently written the book, A Father's Love:  One Man's Unrelenting Battle to Bring his Abducted Son Home.  You may recall Goldman's unusual story which movingly celebrates an ordinary man's incredible love for and loyalty to his son, and his ability to overcome the unimaginable to keep them together.  It is a testament to how connected any father and son can be.  Goldman spent more than 5 years trying to regain custody of his son, Sean, after he was abducted by his mother and taken to her native Brazil in 2004.  After contentious legal battles, Goldman persevered and returned to NJ with Sean on Christmas Eve 2009.  David currently does advocacy work on international child abduction.
 
Come join us at this special event and be our guest for food and refreshments.  David will be speaking and signing his heartfelt book.  What a great father's day gift!  There will be books available for purchase from Mendham Books at the dealership.

102 E Main St
Mendham, New Jersey 07945
973-543-2531
11:00AM-2:00PM


I wasn't sure I would be able to make it...but I'll be heading up there in a few minutes with my oldest 'lovellboy'.  Hopefully I will get to meet some BSHer's!!!! 
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: Audax on June 18, 2011, 06:55:20 PM
It was great meeting more BSHers in person today.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: lovellboys on June 18, 2011, 08:26:20 PM
It was great meeting more BSHers in person today.

Great meeting you today Audax!! 
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: phillyone on June 20, 2011, 09:16:57 AM
I "almost" made it.. I know "almost" doesn't count, but I would love to meet everyone somehow , someday.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: lovellboys on June 20, 2011, 09:53:50 AM
I "almost" made it.. I know "almost" doesn't count, but I would love to meet everyone somehow , someday.

You are so close to me phillyone that we could meet for lunch!
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: ANALE on June 20, 2011, 10:29:10 AM
I would have loved to go to one of the signings but couldn't make either one.  I only live in NYC.  Would love to meet some of you.  Hopefully some time in the future!
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: phillyone on June 20, 2011, 10:40:55 AM

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You are so close to me phillyone that we could meet for lunch!
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I would love too lovellboys! Just PM me when and we can meet up!
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: todez on July 08, 2011, 12:14:15 AM
I might seem slow to have read the book to some, but I just returned to the U.S. and when I arrived, David's book was waiting for me.  I finished it and although there were a few surprises, having lived the story with everyone here, I basically knew what would be in the book.  But hearing how everything happened from David's point of view made this book special.  It is definitely worth reading!

David, I hope that when I have children, if I have children, I would have the patience and wisdom that you have shared with us in the book.  King Solomon would be proud of you.  I know that a lot of people here are!\

By the way, don't forget to continue donating to BSH if you can, and spread the word about the book.  Contact your local library to see if they have a copy, and if not, ask them to purchase it!

Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: StrngConviction on July 08, 2011, 09:19:42 AM
I might seem slow to have read the book to some, but I just returned to the U.S. and when I arrived, David's book was waiting for me.  I finished it and although there were a few surprises, having lived the story with everyone here, I basically knew what would be in the book.  But hearing how everything happened from David's point of view made this book special.  It is definitely worth reading!

David, I hope that when I have children, if I have children, I would have the patience and wisdom that you have shared with us in the book.  King Solomon would be proud of you.  I know that a lot of people here are!\

By the way, don't forget to continue donating to BSH if you can, and spread the word about the book.  Contact your local library to see if they have a copy, and if not, ask them to purchase it!


may i ask ,do any of the proceeds go to BSH and if so how are  the proceeds distributed from BSH ?I keep hearing the word  donations  on this site . Like any of us LBTs got any money to give with the many blood sucking attorneys before them . Lol
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: LukieD on July 08, 2011, 11:16:26 AM
may i ask ,do any of the proceeds go to BSH and if so how are  the proceeds distributed from BSH ?I keep hearing the word  donations  on this site . Like any of us LBTs got any money to give with the many blood sucking attorneys before them . Lol

StrngConviction, I refer you to your previous post where I tried to answer the same question:

http://bringseanhome.org/forums/index.php/topic,3835.msg79070.html#msg79070 (http://bringseanhome.org/forums/index.php/topic,3835.msg79070.html#msg79070)

David has stated publicly that a portion of the proceeds from the book will be donated to BSHF. As for how the money will be used,  BSHF has not disbursed any funds yet and we are at work formalizing a plan on how the funds will be used in light of our mission to assist victims of international parental child abduction. When we have more news on this subject, we will post it on the website. Eventually, our goal is to set up a fund to provide financial assistance to left-behind parents for expenses relating to their cases. Donations to the BSHF do not benefit David Goldman personally.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: StrngConviction on July 08, 2011, 11:46:23 AM
may i ask ,do any of the proceeds go to BSH and if so how are  the proceeds distributed from BSH ?I keep hearing the word  donations  on this site . Like any of us LBTs got any money to give with the many blood sucking attorneys before them . Lol

StrngConviction, I refer you to your previous post where I tried to answer the same question:

http://bringseanhome.org/forums/index.php/topic,3835.msg79070.html#msg79070 (http://bringseanhome.org/forums/index.php/topic,3835.msg79070.html#msg79070)

David has stated publicly that a portion of the proceeds from the book will be donated to BSHF. As for how the money will be used,  BSHF has not disbursed any funds yet and we are at work formalizing a plan on how the funds will be used in light of our mission to assist victims of international parental child abduction. When we have more news on this subject, we will post it on the website. Eventually, our goal is to set up a fund to provide financial assistance to left-behind parents for expenses relating to their cases. Donations to the BSHF do not benefit David Goldman personally.
thank you for clarifying that ! I only have phone internet and only brings up so many posts per page and must have missed it .
As far as David getiing the donations for personal use ,that was NEVER even a thought or considered . May God bless him with his many promises for what he has done (he and the many involved ) . Again thank you and I truly appologise if anyone took my  inquiring into the subject anything other than what I stated here .
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: Diane on July 08, 2011, 07:56:39 PM
I don't think any left behind parent need apologize for feeling hopeful, that somehow,  some funding might be available, somewhere, to help them recover their children. The financial toll of this process,  just puts it beyond most people and they pretty much, end up feeling defeated as they face insurmountable financial obstacles.

It is also likely that in our present economy,  contributions are very difficult to come by.   I do believe that the honorable people who run this foundation will look for the most effective way to help as many LBPs and children as possible,  using what they have, and probably, may end up using a good portion to help pass legislation, to benefit everyone.     This would be my best guess,  after years of observing the integrity of David and all his friends and associates.

It is disgraceful that other, less prosperous countries,  actually provide legal aid,   and offer more support, overall, then we find here in the U.S.      The left behind parents who have never ask for anything from anyone, will feel discomfort, in seeking help, but everyone involved in this battle, totally understands.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: luvthelake on July 09, 2011, 12:44:00 AM
I wish some one would come up with a bumper sticker with the website address that was designed in a readable font so where ever we go or sit in traffic we are spreading the message. It could turn into a fund raiser. When David was giving away the Christmas Ornaments that Christmas 30 or so people learned about LBP'S while visiting our home then I am sure they told people. Just a rambling thought.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: rduffiel on July 10, 2011, 09:53:29 PM
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/one-true-thing/201106/david-goldman-fathers-love (http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/one-true-thing/201106/david-goldman-fathers-love)

David Goldman: A Father's Love
A father's faith is tested when his wife abducts their son.
Published on June 19, 2011 by Jennifer Haupt in One True Thing
David Goldman, author of the new memoir A Father's Love, went through every parent's worst nightmare in 2004, when his four-year-old son Sean was abducted. Making matters worse, it was Goldman's wife who took the boy to her hometown in Brazil and then informed Goldman she wanted a divorce. Here's more from David about how his faith was tested when he lost his family, and how he found his son:
Jennifer Haupt: What did you learn about faith during the five years during which you fought to find him and bring him home? How did your faith in something bigger than yourself (God or otherwise) change?

David Goldman: I have always had a strong belief in God which was instilled in me at an early age. I didn't and don't attend services on a regular basis. I do pray daily, however. The interesting thing was that several people from various beliefs came to sort of "recruit" me into their faith by saying that it would be the only way to get through my ordeal and if I didn't accept their faith they wouldn't pray with me or for me and wouldn't even listen to me. I wasn't one of those folks that asked why - why me? What did I do to deserve this? In other words, I remained focused. I did and thought only of the things I could control. But asking God to give me strength and to keep my son safe was a daily request.

JH: Did you know that your wife was unhappy and thinking about leaving you, or was it total surprise when she called to say that she and Sean weren't coming home from what was to be a two-week vacation in Brazil?
 
DG: My wife didn't express any unhappiness about being married to me or living in America. The turn of events came as a complete shock to me. I had driven her, our son and her parents to the airport for what was supposed to have been a two week vacation. We expressed our love for each other as I wished them all a safe trip before I left the airport and they headed down the jet way. In fact, I was supposed to join them the last few days of the trip and we had planned to all fly back to the U.S. together.

JH: In essence, you lost your wife and your son - your entire family - unexpectedly. What kind of grieving process did you go through? How difficult was it to separate the grief from the anger at what your wife had done?

DG: Yes, I did. In the blink of an eye my world was shattered. But, I wouldn't let the red ball of fury cloud my vision and deter me from bringing my son back home. It would have been easy to get so angry and depressed to the point of becoming a complete basket case. But where would that get me? I remember my dad once telling me when I was much younger that the thing that separates humans from all other living creatures isn't only the use of a thumb, but the ability to reason. I knew I needed to stay calm, steadfast and rational with my thoughts and actions.
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I couldn't control the fact that my then-wife and her parents had kidnapped Sean, but I could control all my actions. I wouldn't allow myself to dwell on the negative. I suffered greatly and spent many sleepless nights and many days alone in pain, but looked for small distractions, even if it took me away from the pain for a moment. Watching a sunrise, paddling a canoe or working long hours so I would be exhausted and get an hour of solid sleep helped a lot. Many folks suggested getting medication, but I wanted and needed to be sharp, not dulled, so I turned to work, nature and exercise for outlets. I realized that the person whom I loved and married was not who I thought she was. I could not expend any energy on her or why she did what she did. My focus turned solely to our son and doing whatever I could for us to be together.

JH: What were your biggest worries for your son, even though he was with his mother and grandparents?

DG: I knew he was suffering from being ripped away from me, his dad, his family and friends as well as the stable, loving home where he had lived his entire natural life prior to his abduction. To rip our son away was not only an illegal act, but also one of the most cruel and selfish acts any parent can do to their own child. Once I read the Brazilian court appointed psychological report, which documented the severe parental alienation he was being subjected to, I was even more concerned about Sean's well being. When I read in the report that he was lacking self esteem and felt that he didn't have the right to be happy, I was devastated! He was more of a possession than a person to them, which was on display when they dragged him through the streets of Rio amongst throngs of reporters and cameras the day of his hand over.

JH: What got you through the five years of frustration and disappointment, fighting in the Brazilian courts, before your son came home? Was there ever a time when people advised you to give up the fight? Did you ever consider giving up?

DG: To me, the only choice was to keep going and going until my son came home. It was our legal, moral and God-given right to be together as father and son. No one could deny us that right. With every obstacle and hurdle thrown at me my determination only heightened. Yes, a few people advised me to give up. A few said he was never coming home and I should give up and hope that when he's older he'll want to know me. I wouldn't hear of it. I never once thought about giving up on my son.

JH: I can't imagine how difficult it must have been when Sean came home on Christmas Eve 2009 and didn't remember you. When was the first time he called you Dad again?

DG: Actually, we were finally able to have a few short visits together in Brazil prior to our Christmas Eve departure together from Brazil. The fist time we met, he called me dad, was playful and affectionate. However, his abductors witnessed his behavior and ratcheted up their pressure by attempting to turn him against me through a process known as parental alienation. They kept him up very late, yelled at him for calling me dad and even for hugging me. They said and did horrible things to him so he wouldn't want to be with me. But our bond was still there, despite their behavior. The bond was formed during our time together during his first four years of life. They could not break that bond no matter what they did - damage it yes, but not break it. I understood it would take time. We went right into therapy when we got home to New Jersey. He started calling me dad about three days after our return home. Now the word, "Dad" flows off his tongue as if it had never left.

JH: What's the one true thing you've learned about fatherhood during this journey?

DG: First, whether you are a father or mother, spending as much quality time as possible with your children is crucial. Connecting with them is the key. Listen to what they say and value it. Appreciate every moment you have together. Fathers are very important in the lives of their children. As a single father, I need to be strong and stoic, but also very tender, caring and compassionate. A lot of dads are the disciplinarian and/or the humorist, but dads need to be more. It's okay to show a softer side. Our children learn from us and we need to lead by example.

David Goldman grew up in Ocean Township, New Jersey, the son of a charter boat captain. A graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College, Goldman found a career modeling. He now runs a charter boat business and does advocacy work on international child abduction
www.psychologytoday.com/blog/one-true-thing/201106/david-goldman-fathers-love (http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/one-true-thing/201106/david-goldman-fathers-love)
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: jackie on July 11, 2011, 01:01:35 PM

That's great that David wrote his story ... I know the feeling my daughter was kidnapped by the father when she was two years but no luck ran after years of fighting in court and trying to find them in June 2010 I found my daughter now she is 19 now it's time to heal wounds .... any help I can give please do not hesitate to send an e-mail .....Congratulations!!!!





Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: Andie_FL on July 23, 2011, 01:49:10 PM
I loved the book. I read it all in 2 days... I couldn't stop reading it...as much as I was already  familiar with the case, the details in the book sometimes made me mad, angry, sad and even say some bad words out loud (of course all the bad feelings came from the bizarre behavior of those creepy families in Brazil). At the same time the book made me cry, smile and hopeful whenever I read the good parts of it all (of course all the good came from David and his family, friends and soldiers who helped him in this journey).

If you are in this forum and did not read the book yet, go ahead and do it, because it has more details than anything you can have read in the website..
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: sara on July 31, 2011, 09:41:26 AM
I agree, there is a lot more in the book that hasn't been discussed in public and it's very well written. It really gives a good insight on what parents and entire families have to endure when their children get abducted.  We need to find away to get the word out there stronger. We should write reviews on Amazon. Right now there are 17 reviews. Let's not let it fizzle out. That is a free way to help spread awareness. BTW Amazon is now selling it for $15.48.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: a.marcos on September 23, 2011, 05:55:03 PM
finally....I've just ordered my book...hope to read soon
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: Roberta Palermo on October 10, 2011, 07:19:33 PM
Soooo jealous, but I already met Melissa :biggrin

Roberta


It was great meeting more BSHers in person today.

Great meeting you today Audax!! 
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: StrngConviction on November 17, 2011, 03:35:39 PM
finally....I've just ordered my book...hope to read soon
its a great read.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: a.marcos on November 17, 2011, 04:31:06 PM
finally....I've just ordered my book...hope to read soon
its a great read.

Unfortunately the book has not arrived yet  ..... I contacted Amazon and they said to wait until December 5  :mad:
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: L.E.R.P. on November 17, 2011, 05:32:16 PM
Im looking forward to the book also.

What do you all think about "Bring Sean Home" sending a copy of the Book to Secretary Clinton and Susan Jacobs,
with the names of LBP's Glued to the back pages of the book?



Re: Congressional Hearing on International Child Abduction « Reply #1 on: May 24, 2011, 05:23:59 PM »
http://bringseanhome.org/forums/index.php/topic,3788.0.html (http://bringseanhome.org/forums/index.php/topic,3788.0.html)

Madam Secretary, we would welcome the opportunity to meet with you directly to discuss how progress can be made. Please help us to be reunited with our children.

Sincerely,

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David Brian Thomas, father of Graham Hajime Thomas (Nishizawa) (Age 20)
Abducted to Japan in November, 1992

Walter Benda, father of M.B and E.B (Ages 22 and 20)
Abducted to Japan in July, 1995

Charles A. Hamilton, father of Dakota Carmen (age 15)
Abducted to Spain in December, 1996

Eric Kalmus, father of Amy Ito (Kalmus), (age 14)
Abducted to Japan in 1998

James Filmer, father of Sarah (age 13)
Abducted to Germany in October, 1998

David Hendricks, father of Daniel and Patrick (ages 17 and 13)
Abducted to Norway in June, 1999

Mark & Lydia Harrison, father and grandmother of Jessica Danielle (age 15)
Abducted to Mexico in July, 2000

Craig Alciati, father of Peter Spencer (age 12)
Abducted to France in March, 2001

Michael C. Gulbraa, father of Michael K. & Christopher R. Gulbraa (ages 21 and 20)
Abducted to Japan in November, 2001

CDR Paul Toland, USN and Linda Toland, father / sole surviving parent and stepmother of Erika (age 8 )
Abducted to Japan in July, 2003

Richard B Kephart Jr and Martha Kephart, father and grandmother of Richard Kephart III and Nicolle Hyler Kephart (ages 15 and 10)
Abducted to Japan in November, 2003

Brett Weed, father of Takoda Tei Weed & Tiana Kiku Weed (ages 13 and 10)
Abducted to Japan in January, 2004

Klaus Zensen, father of Maria Carolina (age 7)
Abducted to Brazil in July, 2004

Ariel Ayubo, father of Lorenzo (age 10)
Abducted to Brazil in September, 2004

Robert A. McConnell, father of Bianca Damanik (age 8 )
Abducted to Indonesia in January, 2005

Deana Hebert, mother of Bianca Lozano (age 17)
Abducted to Mexico in April, 2005

Paul Brown, father of Liam Shiratori Paul Brown (age 8 )
Abducted to Japan in June, 2005

William J Lake, father of Mary Victoria Lake (age 14)
Abducted to Japan in August, 2005

Stephen Christie, father of James Kento Christie (age 16)
Abducted to Japan in October, 2005

John Donaldson, father of Michiru Janice Donaldson (age 10)
Abducted to Japan in November, 2005

George A. Petroutsas, father of Andonios (age 6)
Abducted to Greece in December, 2005, re-abducted in June, 2010

Michele Swensen, mother of Amina, Layla, and Sami (ages 14, 12 and 10)
Abducted to Yemen in February, 2006

Didier Combe, father of Chloe (age 7)
Abducted to Mexico in March, 2006

Kelvin Birotte, father of Kelvin Jr. (age 5)
Abducted to Brazil in July, 2006

Timothy Weinstein, father of Paul and Anna (ages 13 and 10)
Abducted to Brazil in August, 2006

Marty Pate, father of Nicole (age 10)
Abducted to Brazil in August, 2006

Nigel Lewis, father of Jasmyn Lewis and Cody Lewis (ages 9 and 7)
Abducted to Japan in November, 2006

Donna Hesse, grandmother of Kai Noel Hachiya (age 12)
Abducted to Japan in December, 2006

Michael McCarty, father of Liam Gabriele (age 9)
Abducted to Italy in March, 2007

Douglas Brian Gessleman, father of David and Joshua Gessleman (ages 7 and 9)
Abducted to Japan in May, 2007

Robert Carpenter, father of Natalie Elisabeth and Krystal Lynn (age 5)
Abducted to Colombia in June, 2007

Trevor Richardson, father of Andrew (age 5)
Abducted to Mexico in August, 2007

Paul Wong, father and sole surviving parent of Kaya Summer Xiao-Lian Wong (age 7)
Abducted to Japan in August, 2007

Kirsten M. Snipp, mother of Joichiro Yamada (age 13)
Abducted to Japan in September, 2007

Michael G. Canopin, father of Christian Lehua Haolalani Yuuki Inamura-Canopin (age 13)
Abducted to Japan in October, 2007

Jose Maria Cacho Polo, father of Jose Martín (age 11)
Abducted to Japan in January, 2008

Michael Sanchez, father of Emily Machado (age 5)
Abducted to Brazil in March, 2008

Randy Ernst, father of Joseph and Nicole (ages 13 and 11)
Abducted to Russia in May, 2008

Sean A. McKnight, father of Kelly and Julia (ages 15 and 7)
Abducted to Poland in May, 2008

Randy Collins, father of Keisuke Christian Collins (age 8 )
Abducted to Japan in June, 2008

Carlos Bermudez, father of Sage Antonio (age 4)
Abducted to Mexico in June, 2008

Bandi J. Rao, father of Anand Saisuday (age 6)
Abducted to India in July, 2008

Carl Hillman, father of Sean (age 8 )
Abducted to Japan in July, 2008

Conrad Washington, father of Conisha Kanna and Maximus Riku (ages 16 and 7)
Abducted to Japan in July, 2008

Patrick McCoy, father of Yuuki McCoy (Kojima) (age 3)
Abducted to Japan in August, 2008

Regan Haight, mother of Chloe and Aiden Kobayashi (ages 9 and 5)
Abducted to Japan in September, 2008

James Robert Allen, father of Joseph Martin (age 2)
Abducted to Colombia in September, 2008

Brandon C. Neal, father of Alexander Hikaru Neal (Sugashima) (age 4)
Abducted to Japan in September, 2008

Chandrashekar Mungaravalli Puttappa, father of Akshara (age 3)
Abducted to India in October, 2008

Michael Elias, Nancy Elias and Miguel Elias, father, grandmother and grandfather to Jade Maki Elias and Michael Angel Elias (ages 5 and 3)
Abducted to Japan in December, 2008

Jessie Duke, Roy Duke and Deborah Duke, father, grandfather and grandmother of Shanonyuma Ishida and Rikki (ages 8 and 4)
Abducted to Japan in December, 2008

Matt Wyman, father of Jake Taylor and Alex Michael (ages 10 and 6)
Abducted to Japan in January, 2009

Roy Koyama, father of Emily Alina (age 2)
Abducted to Costa Rica in February, 2009

Devon Davenport, father of Nadia Lynn (age 2)
Abducted to Brazil in February, 2009

John Henry Richardson III, father of Matthew and Dylan (age 8 and 7)
Abducted to Mexico in April, 2009

Dhanika Athukorala, father of Kali Soleil (age 3)
Abducted to Dominican Republic in April, 2009

Richard C. Nielsen, Peter Nielsen and Karin Heintz, father, grandfather and grandmother of Leo Nielsen (age 4)
Abducted to Japan in April, 2009 

Darshaun Nadeau, father of Kaya Nadeau (age 2)
Abducted to Japan in May, 2009

Mzimaz Youssef, father of Ghali (age 2)
Abducted to Morocco in May, 2009

James Patrick Carol, Jr., father of Andrea Vanessa and James Patrick (ages 7 and 6)
Abducted to Mexico in June, 2009

Tracy Baumgart, mother of Saxon Rayne Kawar (age 10)
Abducted to Jordan in July, 2009

Michael M. Bergeron, father of Ami Amor (age 6)
Abducted to Peru in August, 2009

Douglass Berg, father of Gunnar and Kianna Berg (ages 11 and 10)
Abducted to Japan in August, 2009

Christopher and Amy Savoie, father and stepmother of Isaac and Rebecca (ages 10 and 8 )
Abducted to Japan in August, 2009

Colin Bower, father of Noor and Ramsay (ages 10 and 8 )
Abducted to Egypt in August, 2009

Evangelina Pena, mother of Elias Badys (age 4)
Abducted to Morocco in September, 2009

Brett Purcell, father of Dante (age 1)
Abducted to Argentina in September, 2009

Bruce R. Gherbetti, father of Rion Suzuki, Lauren Gherbetti and Julia Gherbetti (ages 8, 6 and 4)
Abducted to Japan in September, 2009

Mark Gomez, father of Haydn (age 3)
Abducted to China in January, 2010

Jeffery Morehouse, Madeline Morehouse & David Sorlie, father, grandmother and grandfather of "Mochi" Atomu Imoto Morehouse (age 7)
Abducted to Japan in February, 2010

Stan Hunkovic, father of Gabriel Julius and Anastasia Sierra-Marie (ages 3 and 1)
Abducted to Trinidad & Tobago in February, 2010

Sara Edwards, mother of Eli Kiraz (age 3)
Abducted to Turkey in March, 2010

Michael Hassett, Dennis and Ann Hassett, father, grandfather and grandmother of Noah and Kynan Hassett (ages 10 and 7)
Abducted to Japan in March, 2010

Alex Kahney, father of Selene and Cale (ages 9 and 7)
Abducted to Japan in April, 2010

Brian Prager and Morton Prager, father and grandfather of Louis “Rui” (age 5)
Abducted to Japan in June, 2010

Antonio Quintana, father of Victoria and Virginia (ages 4 and 3)
Abducted to Argentina in July, 2010

Rex S. Arul, father of Rhea Immaculate (age 4)
Abducted to India in July, 2010

Simon Williams, father of Noan John (age 2)
Abducted to Brazil in August, 2010

Sheena Howard, mother of Talan and José Otavio Ribeiro da Silva (ages 5 and 2)
Abducted to Brazil in September, 2010

Dennis Patrick Burns, father of Victoria Emma and Sophia Marie (ages 4 and 2)
Abducted to Argentina in September, 2010

Richard Joseph Gatt, father of Natasha Joanie (age 6)
Abducted to Brazil in October, 2010

Douglas Trombino, father of Morgana Gray (age 2)
Abducted to Colombia in November, 2010

Ray Rose, father of Kaia (age 15 months)
Abducted to Japan in November, 2010

Robert W. Makielski, father of Isabel Marie and Gabriel Leonardo (ages 8 and 4)
Abducted to Dominican Republic in January, 2011

Tim Johnston, father of Kai Endo (age 6)
Abducted to Japan in March, 2011
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: a.marcos on September 05, 2012, 09:35:59 PM
can someone tell me if the new edition of David's book has something different from the first?
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: M.Capestro on September 06, 2012, 10:29:14 AM
Some new photos have been added, but I believe the text is the same.
Title: Re: A Father's Love by David Goldman
Post by: StrngConviction on September 08, 2012, 09:40:16 AM
wonderfully written book. read it a few times in the last year and a half