By Mark Tabb, Alec Baldwin
Publish yr note: First released September sixteenth 2008
“I were via a few of the worst of contentious divorce litigation,” Alec Baldwin broadcasts in A Promise to Ourselves. utilizing a truly own process, he bargains useful counsel to aid others steer clear of the suffering he has endured.
An Academy and Tony Award nominee and a 2007 recipient of Golden Globe, SAG, and tv Critics organization Awards for most sensible actor in a comedy, Alec Baldwin is likely one of the best-known, so much winning actors on the planet. His courting with Kim Basinger, the Academy Award–winning actress, lasted approximately a decade. they've got a daughter named eire, and for a time, theirs looked to be the version of a winning Hollywood marriage. yet in 2000 they separated and in 2002 divorced. Their split---specifically the custody conflict surrounding Ireland---would be the topic of media awareness for years to come.
In his personal existence and others’, Baldwin has obvious the heavy toll that divorce can take---psychologically, emotionally, and financially. He has been generally all for divorce litigation, and he has witnessed the way in which that noncustodial mom and dad, specially fathers, are frequently pressured to desert hopes of equitable rights by way of their teenagers. He makes a strong case for reexamining and altering the best way divorce and baby custody is set during this state and degrees a scathing assault at what he calls the “family legislation industry.”
When it involves his stories with judges, court-appointed therapists, and attorneys, Baldwin pulls no punches. He casts a mild on his personal divorce and how the present kinfolk legislation method affected him, his ex-wife, and his daughter, in addition to many different households. this is often an enormous, informative, and deeply felt publication on a contentious topic that provides wish of discovering a greater method.