It was 2008 and after a soul crushing series of calamities (my wife had left, the grandmother who raised me died suddenly, I had a devastating car crash followed by spinal cord surgery and a long recovery) I found myself in such a severe state of depression that I decided to purchase a gun to end my life. During the mandatory 10-day waiting period between purchase and being able to take possession of the firearm, I was able to come out the other side..
Based on my award winning one man show of the same name, THE WAITING PERIOD uses comedy and pathos to explore my battle with suicidal depression and the most effective way to approach the subject with a loved one or close friend.
I want to share this message because THE WAITING PERIOD (currently playing at The Marsh in San Francisco) has literally saved lives. Suicidal people have changed their minds and sought help after seeing the show. Through my story, family members have recognized the signs of suicidal depression and ideation in their loved ones and were able to intervene before tragedy struck. I hope to reach a much larger audience with this book and have the same positive effect.