By Mark Tabb, Alec Baldwin

Publish yr note: First released September sixteenth 2008

“I were via the various worst of contentious divorce litigation,” Alec Baldwin broadcasts in A Promise to Ourselves. utilizing a truly own strategy, he deals sensible assistance to assist others stay away from the soreness 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 without doubt one of the best-known, so much profitable actors on this 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 cognizance for years to come.

In his personal lifestyles and others’, Baldwin has noticeable the heavy toll that divorce can take---psychologically, emotionally, and financially. He has been greatly taken with divorce litigation, and he has witnessed the best way that noncustodial mom and dad, in particular fathers, are frequently pressured to desert hopes of equitable rights in terms of their young ones. He makes a strong case for reexamining and altering the way in which divorce and baby custody is determined during this kingdom and degrees a scathing assault at what he calls the “family legislation industry.”

When it involves his studies with judges, court-appointed therapists, and attorneys, Baldwin pulls no punches. He casts a gentle on his personal divorce and how the present family members legislations method affected him, his ex-wife, and his daughter, in addition to many different households. this is often a massive, informative, and deeply felt ebook on a contentious topic that provides desire of discovering a greater approach.

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