Bader Field is now in available with the revised back cover which is much more appropriate. Easier to read as well as we have also enhanced the contrast.
BaderField began as an homage to Carl's father, Samuel David, a legendary art dealer in Philadelphia, who died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of fifty-eight while on a buying trip in England. Carl wrote this book initially so that his children, not yet born, would know the extraordinary greatness of their grandfather whom they would never otherwise know. But, as the years passed and this book evolved, its true perspective emerged.
After more than twenty-five years of Carl's personal struggle and torment, BaderField would reveal the story of how his own happy American family lived through and fought to survive his brother's shocking death by suicide. In an instant, this one act shattered Carl's young life when he was just sixteen years old and nearly destroyed his family. As a young man and as a brother, Carl battled through his own personal wasteland with one vision. But later, upon becoming a husband and father, he could only imagine the pain his parents had suffered.
"I needed to reach out to those who are on the brink of killing themselves to show them that there is always a better way. There is love, hope and help available. I want them to see how such a violent act not only ends the life of the victim, but also forever scars the lives of their families and friends. My mission is to bring to those who contemplate suicide, an awareness about what a horrific tragedy it produces and to offer solace to all who have lost loved ones this way by showing how my family came to terms with my brother's taking his own life. This my way of paying it forward."
Carl David's book will resonate with teens and young adults who may not realize the devastation of suicide and the permanent horror it inflicts on the family they leave behind.
"I wrote this book in the hope that anyone contemplating such a violent end would consider the option to seek help instead of following that final path. If I can save even one life...."