Nevertheless: A Memoir

By | September 1, 2018
Nevertheless: A Memoir Author Alec Baldwin
ISBN-10 0062409700
ISBN-13 9780062409706
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher Harper
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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 Hes a highly literate and fluent writer New York TimesOne 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 Hollywoods most gifted hilarious and controversial leading men From his work in popular movies including Beetlejuice Working Girl Glengarry Glen Ross The Cooler and Martin Scorseses The Departed to his role as Jack Donaghy on Tina Feys irreverent series 30 Rockfor which he won two Emmys three Golden Globes and seven Screen Actors Guild Awardsand as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live hes 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 familys 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 Baldwins life Told with his signature candor astute observational savvy and devastating wit Nevertheless reveals an Alec Baldwin we have never fully seen before

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