Fatherhood, Divorce, and Family Law
St. Martin's Press
On Sale: September 23, 2008
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Self-Help Relationships | Non-Fiction Memoir
I have been through some of the worst of contentious divorce
litigation, Alec Baldwin declares in A Promise to Ourselves.
Using a very personal approach, he offers practical guidance
to help others avoid the anguish he has endured.
An Academy and Tony Award nominee and a 2007 recipient of
Golden Globe, SAG, and Television Critics Association Awards
for best actor in a comedy, Alec Baldwin is one of the
best-known, most successful actors in the world. His
relationship with Kim Basinger, the Academy Award-winning
actress, lasted nearly a decade. They have a daughter named
Ireland, and for a time, theirs seemed to be the model of a
successful Hollywood marriage. But in 2000 they separated
and in 2002 divorced. Their split---specifically the custody
battle surrounding Ireland---would be the subject of media
attention for years to come.
In his own life and others', Baldwin has seen the heavy toll
that divorce can take---psychologically, emotionally, and
financially. He has been extensively involved in divorce
litigation, and he has witnessed the way that noncustodial
parents, especially fathers, are often forced to abandon
hopes of equitable rights when it comes to their children.
He makes a powerful case for reexamining and changing the
way divorce and child custody is decided in this country and
levels a scathing attack at what he calls the family law
When it comes to his experiences with judges,
court-appointed therapists, and lawyers, Baldwin pulls no
punches. He casts a light on his own divorce and the way the
current family law system affected him, his ex-wife, and his
daughter, as well as many other families. This is an
important, informative, and deeply felt book on a
contentious subject that offers hope of finding a better way.
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