Tell-all books are known for getting people talking and backlash is pretty much expected, if not nearly guaranteed. This is the exact same thing that happened with Alec Baldwin‘s own memoirs, which have seen plenty of reactions, including producers defending themselves and calling the actor out for things he asserts in his book. However, while backlash is expected, the latest issue revolving around the book actually comes from the actor himself.
According to a report from Cinema Blend, it would seem that Alec Baldwin is having some issues with the book and has actually called out his publisher over mistakes that have apparently been found in the finished product. In a post from the actor on social media, he makes it clear that there have been several errors and typos found in the published edition of Nevertheless. All of these errors were a surprise to the actor, who was clearly not expecting to find such problems in the book.
In fact, it seems that Alec Baldwin was less than impressed by the problems as he went on to call out his publisher. He said that the Harper Collins editors were, he imagined, too busy with other work to correctly edit the material for the book.
While errors and typos do happen in publishing and even the best edited book is subject to a mistake or two, they tend not to be that big of a deal. However, in the case of Alec Baldwin’s assertions against his publisher, it seems he takes issue with these mistakes and feels that the errors found in the book were ones that should have been caught during the editing process. Even thought the actor never actually goes into detail over what these errors and mistakes might be, it is clear that he is unhappy with whatever it is that he has found within the pages of his book.
Following his social media post, there was some response in regards to some of the assertions made by Alec Baldwin in his memoir. In fact, one of the men accused of withholding information from the actor in his memoir responded that the publicity around his book is, “good publicity for your book of lies that you have already admitted wasn’t properly vetted.”
With so much backlash around the contents of the memoir, it makes sense that there would be some fallout from people mentioned within the book itself. Whether or not Alec Baldwin was pointing out the errors in the book as a way to steer the conversation in a new direction, it is clear that there are some unhappy people with Nevertheless and editing is only a small problem in the larger discussion.
By Dorothea James
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