Saturday, October 17, 2009

Books on family court

People often suggest that I write a book on my experiences in family court, as told on this blog. The sad truth is that my story is not that unusual, and similar stories have already been told in books that are better written than my blog.

The two most important recent books on the subject are reviewed here:
Has the American Family Court System Become Totalitarian?
Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.

A Promise to Ourselves:
A Journey Through Fatherhood and Divorce
Alec Baldwin
St. Martin’s Press, 2008; 240 pages, $24.95

Taken into Custody:
The War Against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family
Stephen Baskerville
Cumberland House, 2007; 368 pages, $24.95
Baldwin's story got a lot of publicity because he and his wife were big movie stars. Baskerville's is a more thorough and academic attack on the system.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If you don't have the time to read through an entire book, you can find many video interviews, of 5-10minutes that he's done,too. Also, he's written some 5-10 page papers on the subject available on the internet. "The Politics of Fatherhood" is particularly good, and brief.