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 candour, astute observational savvy, and devastating wit, Nevertheless reveals an Alec Baldwin we have never fully seen before.
About the Author
Alec Baldwin is a multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actor's Guild Award-winning actor, producer, comedian, and philanthropist. He has also been nominated for an Oscar and a Tony Award and the author of the New York Times bestseller A Promise to Ourselves. He lives in New York City with his wife, Hilaria, and his children.
"A rollicking, captivating peek into one of the world's most vainglorious industries, as well as a sincerely moving portrait of the artist. . . . As he chronicles this tumultuous coming of age, one marked by the straining of relationships and the spilling of family secrets, it's easy to get lost in the natural arc Baldwin builds, all broken dreams, earth-shifting drama, lucky breaks, eternal heartache, and addiction--early chapters are like Fitzgerald crossed with Cheever."--The Globe and Mail
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st April 2017
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.4 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.38