Celebrity Picks: Alec Baldwin's Favorite Reads of 2017

Jon Foro on February 01, 2017

AlecBaldwin225You know him from performances in Beetlejuice, Working Girl, 30 Rock and, most recently, Saturday Night Live, where his controversial portrayal of the 45th president has earned him much praise (and a couple of jeers--but I'm not sure he cares). Nevertheless is the entertaining and frank memoir from actor Alec Baldwin.

You might not be surprised to see that his recent reading is a blend of politics and entertainment. See his picks below, and look here for the latest celebrity favorites.

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Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History by Kurt Andersen
Kurt and I have collaborated on a book about Trump’s first 100 days in office. I enjoyed working with Kurt, and Fantasyland is Kurt’s latest. I think Kurt is an incredible writer, not to mention one of the smartest people I know.

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The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency by Chris Whipple
Chris Whipple’s exploration of the role of the White House chief of staff and how that position affects the president, the public, and government is a fascinating read. I think Whipple has pulled back a curtain and given us some important insights into how the presidency works.

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Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son by Martin Sheen & Emilio Estevez
I shot a film with Emilio recently and I have always been an admirer of both him and his father, as well as of their relationship. This book is a beautiful portrait of a father and son, both successful artists in their own rights, who have enjoyed a wonderfully close relationship over the many years of their respective careers.

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