Nevertheless - Alec Baldwin


By Alec Baldwin

  • Release Date: 2017-04-04
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4
From 79 Ratings


“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. . . . He’s a highly literate and fluent writer.”—New York Times

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.


  • Love it

    By Tad Banyon
    Love the way people who havent read the book will review it poorly because the author is on the political enemy’s list they got from watching Fox.
  • More...

    By Saratogaupset
    I enjoyed the read Alec...thx. I spent 20 years in Huntington, so, I had an appreciation for much of the history you wrote about on LI...I guess I’m a ‘detail guy’. I went thru a nasty divorce similar to yours, and for similar reasons. My ex was needle using junkie...bad. I did the best I could, including an intervention and a private jet ride for her to HAZELDEN MN. Nothing worked...there was no true marriage partnership with love, like what you have’s not possible when one of the partners is using most of the time. Sad to say. I was hoping to learn more about what you went thru and how you felt and how difficult but important it was to work, with this subject foremost...but, your anger level speaks volumes for me... reading between the lines. “She was all about her...”. I did meetings in Glen Cove 5 nights a week to get myself through it! It was also difficult to keep track of all your friends and associates...there were many. I wish you had worked it out to be Jack Ryan...that was so good!! It was great. Politics...I do wish you would run for something...I would support you. You would do a terrific job!! BEST
  • 😑

    By Chris Andaloro
    Alec Baldwin should pay me $14.99 for the time I'll never get back from this hot piece of garbage.
  • The brilliant and beautifully spoken Alec

    By D the reviewer in my own right
    @Barrybo You're a jealous jerk and you really just need to shut the F@&$ up. No one cares about your words, you're not funny either. Like Alec cares. This book had me mesmerized from the preface. Thank you Alec, once again, you're absolutely amazing. Great job!!! Life is better with you in the world! Congratulations with everything, and especially finding happiness and fulfillment in life, and with your beautiful family.
  • Garbage

    By TimmyVR
    Nothing but an ego romp. From the way he writes it he created the world.
  • Pitifully Pathetic

    By barrybo
    What a waste of time, money, paper and trees. Your career jumped th shark over 20 years ago. I thought you was leaving the country, too?
  • Whatever...

    By mmm mmm mmm
    ...who cares?
  • You are a class act

    By She said:
    You're book was illuminating and heart warming. Thank you for sharing. And....can you fit in another gig? Can you host TCM. Since the great Robert Osborne had passed you are the only one who had his wit, intelligence and passion!
  • Alec Baldwin

    By PandaH3r0