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There were redundancy problems at work; my marriage was showing strains; and there was something large and unnameable missing from my life.
Baldwin then went a step further when host James Corden joked about how he wished he could find a way to keep the president on the golf course all day and out of harm's way.
I met all sorts of people, from all over the world, older and younger, and each seemingly as desperate for a true connection as I. Should I be blaming my mother, or my – mostly absent – father for feeling that something was eternally missing? I was born to a woman that didn't much want children, and who fell foul to postnatal depression a good couple of decades before the term was even coined.
And for a while at least, it all felt harmless and innocent, and fun. My father leaving didn't help, and for the first six months of my life I was placed with a notional "auntie", a family friend who became my surrogate mother throughout my childhood.
‘As if she’s sitting around caring about [Angelina Jolie].
I know I don’t.’ Conversely, the American comedienne, chat-show host, producer and bestselling author isn’t someone you want to get on the wrong side of.