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.
Nothing exciting or stuff I didn’t already know
Read Rob Lowe’s books before this and the stories and the storytelling in those were 2x better than this one. No inside stories about on set situations or funny stories at all really. Seemed forced which is ironic since he jokes he did the book for the money in the first chapter.
Decide for yourself...
I think its a safe bet that all of the one star reviews are from Trump, his minions, and his alt right brainwashed cult. Decide for yourself is you like this book, don't be scared off by biased idiots.
This is absolutely a 5-star, elevated by his narration. It's very well written...and spoken. There are no gossipy or sordeid embellishments, just a very candid and introspective view of his life, with big ups and some big downs. I thought it was fabulous and can't imagine anyone would not find this a great read. But, I would opt for the audiobook, his voice, presentation make this particularly well done.