Atlantic finally pulls Alec Baldwin book out of galley pile

baldwin_bookI have no idea why they’re covering it now, more than six months after it was released, and it goes completely off the rails about halfway through, as is the case with pretty much everything the reviewer writes, but Caitlin Flanagan’s take on the Alec Baldwin divorce memoir in the current issue of the Atlantic does deserve points for this lead:

Alec Baldwin’s A Promise to Ourselves proceeds from a double-pronged thesis: that American divorce laws are deeply flawed, and that Kim Basinger is a crazy bitch.

While you’re over there, check out “The Quiet Coup,” a former IMF economist’s scary-as-shit assessment of the current economic crisis and how we’re going about fixing it the completely wrong way.