Sunday, February 18, 2018

Review: Nevertheless by Alec Baldwin

Genre:
Non-Fiction, Memoir

Format:
Audio Book

Publisher:
Harper Collins

Release Date:
April 4, 2017





Synopsis from Goodreads:

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.

My Review

Alec Baldwin delves into his life from his childhood to present. I found this to be a very interesting, insightful book. He’s truthful about his life, including his own mistakes. He doesn’t hold anything back.

I always find listening to audio books in the author’s own voice really brings the story to life. This book shows how he’s changed over the years and how all the events in his life brought him to where he is today.



For reading challenges:
Audio Book Reading Challenge 2018

Disclosure: I borrowed this one from my library. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed this book too. He seems like a man who has learned from past mistakes instead of blaming others for problems.

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