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Nevertheless: A Memoir | Alec Baldwin
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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 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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booklover3258
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My review of this book can be found on my YouTube Vlog at:

https://youtu.be/qoGEUOeM8rs

Enjoy!

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dariazeoli
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I‘m posting one book per day from my ever-increasing TBR. No description. No explanation. Just books to read. Join the fun if you want.

Day 83.

#fromthetbrstacks

Reagan I enjoyed this one! I think he is wonderful. 2y
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Curiouser_and_curiouser
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Happy ol' birthday to me!
My 4 fave things tonight, knitting, a great big glass of sweet Moscato, my kitty and a good book, audio tonight whilst my little one watches her 3rd kids movie in my bed with me. Luckily for headphones!

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Erofan Happy birthday 🎉🎂🎈🎁💕 3y
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Curiouser_and_curiouser @Lcsmcat thank you, having a cozy, lazy night 3y
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Curiouser_and_curiouser
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Loving this book read by Alec Baldwin. His voice is so cool and soothing to listen to and I really like hearing about his childhood, so many stories, so many siblings, so many situations to shape a boy. A really enjoyable read (listen).

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Jess7
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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?...This memoir is beautifully written and unexpectedly moving.” #TBR | #ReadingResolutions - #Memoir

CarolynM I've got a copy of this and have had a bit of a skim read. I definitely want to read it properly sometime. 5y
GripLitGrl Your review got me interested in this one👍 5y
Jess7 Great, it isn‘t my review though. I put quotes around the blurb from amazon. I haven‘t read this one yet. It‘s on my #tbr list, but I think it will be interesting. It‘s received mixed reviews, but I‘m excited to read it! @GripLitGrl 5y
GripLitGrl Thanks for the clarification 5y
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Reita325
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There is more unsaid than said. Not even half a chapter on 30 Rock? Next to nothing about SNL. Or most of the movies, actors, actresses he's worked with? No mention of his 3 actor brothers except to acknowledge he has 3 brothers and 2 sisters. I don't get it. Why did he even write this if he wasn't going to do much more than list his catalog of work? He's worked with nearly everyone in show business but he has very little to say.

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Spiderfelt
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I heard Alec Baldwin speak several months ago while on his book tour. Not expecting much, I was pleasantly surprised by his warmth, intelligence and humor. Sadly, not much of that comes through in the first 2/3 of the book. I've heard enough to move on to something else.

Suet624 He has a pretty interesting podcast called Here's the Thing if you're interested. 5y
Spiderfelt @Suet624 I am! He discussed the podcast at the lecture. It was one of the things that won me over. I wish he showed more of that intellectual curiosity in the book. 5y
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TofuandBooks
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Great audiobook, I‘d never tire of listening to his voice. Definitely an easy, quick and fun read.

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JenReadsAlot
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Meh. Good on audio read by Baldwin. Liked his stories about childhood and getting sober. He was pretty insulting as well.

Jess7 I'm excited to read this! I have it in audio form from my library! 5y
JenReadsAlot @Jess7 I'll be curious what you think! 5y
Jess7 I'll try to remember to let you know if I am able to listen to it before my library loan expires! 5y
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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I am not sure what I was expecting, but this book was just a ton of name dropping. He said some pretty outright mean things about other people in the entertainment business. He also spends a lot of time defending himself for some of the pr snafus he has had. I guess that all makes sense? What else would he write about? But it was not a great read.

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bookish_wookish
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I seem to be on a non-fiction and memoir kick.....

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Pruzy
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Alec Baldwin‘s autobiography, Nevertheless, was wonderful. I listened to the audiobook and his reading is perfect with the right amounts of inflection and enthusiasm. The writing quality was excellent. I would recommend this to individuals who enjoyed Gaiman‘s The View from the Cheap Seats and Atwood‘s In Other Worlds despite their many surface differences. On a deeper level, these books discuss an enjoyment and appreciation for the arts.

Marla Thanks for the recommendation. These are the types of books I enjoy as audio for the drive to work. 6y
Pruzy @Marla Would be perfect for the drive! 6y
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Cosyreader
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Up until this book I'd never taken Alec Baldwin seriously. I haven't seen many of his films; he always seemed a bit seedy to me. Listening to this, I realised he is a refreshingly honest man who is passionate about his work and I'd love to see him on stage! I'm so glad I listened to the audiobook because he has a great voice for it! Anyway, here's a pic of my #audiodottodot of which I am very proud 😁😂

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Pruzy
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The monstrosity you have to use when you want to listen to an audiobook on some external speakers while charging your iPhone 7. #audiobookproblems. That said, Nevertheless by Alec Baldwin is amazing. Just finished his high school years and he has some interesting insights about growing up that I feel could apply to my own past, but I never considered them before!

MatildaBaggins Wow that thing is a beast 😳 6y
Pruzy @MatildaBaggins Don't get me started on the cost either, but the Amazon user reviews said this beat the cheap unaffiliated adapters by miles...to be honest though I haven't had to use it as often as I thought I would 6y
Rachel.Rencher @Pruzy I just tried reading Tina Fey's memoir and it was a bunch of crappy one-liners...tell me Alec's is better? 🤞 6y
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Pruzy @Rachel.Rencher Alec's is so deep! I am seriously reframing my high school and undergrad experiences based on his perspectives...so many more things make sense. Who knows what'll happen when I get to his acting years, but it can only be amazing! 6y
ReadingEnvy You need Chromecast! 6y
Pruzy @ReadingEnvy Yeah, my speakers could definitely be updated 6y
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bio_chem06
Nevertheless: A Memoir | Alec Baldwin
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Afternoon feels....
#shadytreesittin

Reviewsbylola Perfect! 🌳🌳 6y
bio_chem06 The weather is just amazing in Bexley! @Reviewsbylola 6y
Reviewsbylola I'm stuck at work downtown but hopefully I can enjoy it tonight! 6y
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bio_chem06
Nevertheless: A Memoir | Alec Baldwin

I'm a celeb memoir junky! Can't get enough of them, but for whatever reason, I'm not getting into this one. I can't figure out why. I hope it picks up.

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bookishkai
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Today's book haul. I love a good genealogical story combined with a bit of true crime, and celebrity autobiographies, especially well written ones, are my biggest book weakness. So I'm a happy girl on this cold, snowy day. We're finally home after music and then dance class, and Little Llama just crashed for her nap. How are the rest of you Littens today?

merelybookish Let us know what you think of the Baldwin bio! 6y
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