Nevertheless: A Memoir by Alec BaldwinNevertheless: A Memoir by Alec Baldwin

Nevertheless: A Memoir

byAlec Baldwin

Hardcover | April 4, 2017

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“A thorough and sophisticated effort to answer an interesting question: How did an indifferently raised, self-flagellating kid from a just-making-ends-meet, desultorily functioning Long Island family, in Massapequa, turn into Alec Baldwin, gifted actor, familiar public figure, impressively thoughtful person, notorious pugilist? . . . Beautifully written and unexpectedly moving . . . . Baldwin writes with great knowledge about old films, the art of acting, what he has learned from other actors, and about the differences among television, film and theater. . . . He’s a highly literate and fluent writer.”New York Times

One of the most accomplished and outspoken actors today chronicles the highs and lows of his life in this beautifully written, candid memoir.

Over the past three decades, Alec Baldwin has established himself as one of Hollywood’s most gifted, hilarious, and controversial leading men. From his work in popular movies, including Beetlejuice, Working Girl, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Cooler, and Martin Scorsese’s The Departed to his role as Jack Donaghy on Tina Fey’s irreverent series 30 Rock—for which he won two Emmys, three Golden Globes, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards—and as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, he’s both a household name and a deeply respected actor.

In Nevertheless, Baldwin transcends his public persona, making public facets of his life he has long kept private. In this honest, affecting memoir, he introduces us to the Long Island child who felt burdened by his family’s financial strains and his parents’ unhappy marriage; the Washington, DC, college student gearing up for a career in politics; the self-named "Love Taxi" who helped friends solve their romantic problems while neglecting his own; the young soap actor learning from giants of the theatre; the addict drawn to drugs and alcohol who struggles with sobriety; the husband and father who acknowledges his failings and battles to overcome them; and the consummate professional for whom the work is everything. Throughout Nevertheless, one constant emerges: the fearlessness that defines and drives Baldwin’s life.

Told with his signature candor, astute observational savvy, and devastating wit, Nevertheless reveals an Alec Baldwin we have never fully seen before.

Film, stage, and television actor Alec Baldwin was born in Amityville, New York on April 3, 1958. He studied at George Washington University from 1976 to 1979 and graduated from New York University in 1994 with a BFA. Baldwin worked as a busboy at Manhattan's Studio 54 before beginning his successful acting career. For his work on the ...
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Title:Nevertheless: A MemoirFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:April 4, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062409700

ISBN - 13:9780062409706

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome read Deeply moving, emotionally raw and sometimes painfully humorous.
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but... This is an interesting read. His life story and thoughts are interesting. My only hesitation is the negative energy. Authors of memoirs should spend less time exposing other people's actions they are bitter about. Is that what they want to be known for? Exposing bitter feelings about those who have wronged them is usually self serving and has no benefit to the reader. I had heard that Alec Baldwin in real life was like the Jack, the character he played in 30 Rock. He may be like Jack, but in real life his memoir displays more bitterness and less humour than Jack. If he writes again, Alec should have Tina Fey act as editor to replace his bitterness with wit. Alec is an interesting person with a great mind but I would like to see more interesting insights and less bitterness. It is however worth reading through his tantrums to get to the entertaining parts. I was sorry that I could not hear him talk at Indigo Toronto when he launched the book. Now I would be less inclined to want o show up to one of his talks. I gave the book 3 stars but I think he has the potential to write books that earn 5 stars.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprisingly good I do not usually read memoirs , especially form the stars, but this one was surprisingly interesting.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from surprisingly good the book was fine, I'm surprised it was good considering it's alec baldwin
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this! I bought this a month ago, and I'm so glad I did!
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Funny guy He's funny, but don't think I'll get it.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it Baldwin is deeper than i thought
Date published: 2017-04-09

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