Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Alec Baldwin

My latest check-out from the public library is by Alec Baldwin, Nevertheless: A Memoir. Like Eric Clapton in his autobiography, Baldwin mentions his relationship with God having helped him overcome drug/alcohol problems. Here's a review: In ‘Nevertheless,’ Alec Baldwin Charts His Course From Long Island to Bumpy Fame

As with Clapton, I wasn't sure if I could like Baldwin as a person, though I liked his work. Baldwin has been accused of being a racist, a homophobe, and a bad parent - this would be reason enough for me to not like him - but in his book he refutes the allegations, believably, I think. And he does have redeeming characteristics, spending a lot of money/time on AIDs research, breast cancer research, animal welfare, voting reform, campaign finance reform, and more. And then there's his Trump impersonation ... Alec Baldwin Gets Under Trump’s Skin

If you like Baldwin's movies, as I do, you may find the book interesting.


  1. I will always love Alec Baldwin for that Jack Donoghy counseling session with Tracy Jordon on "30 Rock." Only this crappy clip available, but still hilarious. Set up: Tracy is engaging in dog fighting, and it's bad for business, so Jack calls in a counselor to role play Tracy's parents to get to the bottom of his problem:

    And he was mighty scary and awful in Glengarry/Glenross.

  2. Tee hee :) Baldwin is really good at impersonating people. I actually listened to the audio version of the book and he was always doing the other actors he had worked with, like Anthony Hopkins.