Alec Baldwin has been a busy gentleman in recent weeks. His impression of President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live” has been wildly popular (at least among liberals), he voiced the titular baby in the new breakout blockbuster “Boss Baby,” and his memoir Nevertheless hit bookstores last week.
Nevertheless, he apparently found a free moment to take to Facebook with some concerns about the editing of his new book, The Guardian reports. In his first, and currently only, post on a Facebook page for Nevertheless, he noted that “the published edition contains SEVERAL typos and errors which I was more than a little surprised to see.” He also hinted that he was less than thrilled with how few photos made it into the book.
Baldwin didn’t sugarcoat his displeasure with the errors he saw in the final text. “The editors at Harper Collins were, I imagine, too busy to do a proper and forensic edit of the material,” he commented, rather cuttingly. Though the Facebook page is, he wrote, intended to be a platform for him to share material that didn’t make it into the book, his upcoming postings “will be an index of corrections and amendments to the text in order to bring it more in line with my original intent.”
Perhaps Baldwin’s ongoing impersonation of Trump is wearing off on him ― the two men apparently share, at least, the impulse to bypass traditional media to set the record straight.
All that said, only one correction ― more of a clarification than an amendment ― appeared in his initial post, published on April 4:
When I write that I am “in love” with Megan Mulalley [sic] or Kate McKinnon or Tina Fey, I mean that I am in love with their talent. As a happily married man who wants to stay that way (ahem), I wanted to clarify that.
HarperCollins declined to comment. But some fans and authors have weighed in with their thoughts on Facebook.
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