Alec Baldwin was one of the more vocal opponents of Donald Trump during the election, due to the fact that he would probably be stuck playing Mr. Drumpf on SNL well into the next four to eight years. Then, Trump won the election, proving that you have to at least be a millionaire to be the underdog in this country, and Baldwin was condemned to return as Trump for sketch after sketch. Now, however, he is going to take the role in good humor: he’s writing a tell-all book, “You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump.”
Since playing the President in a sketch series is clearly taxing for an actor, Baldwin will need help writing the piece, as it will be co-written by Studio 360 host Kurt Anderson. In a rare act of modesty as a member the Hollywood elite, Baldwin admitted, “I think it’s fair to say that Kurt will do most of the writing…We have that arrangement whereby he doesn’t put on the wig, I don’t open up a Word document.”
It will be published by Penguin Press, who claimed on social media that, “We’re so excited to publish it.” You can see the post below, and it took my a while to realize that was a picture of Baldwin, not Trump. Or is it? I just don’t know what’s real anymore.
— Penguin Press (@penguinpress) March 1, 2017
That said, if you think it is a waste not getting to see Baldwin act out the jokes, you can take comfort in the fact that you can at least hear him, as he is set to voice the audio book adaptation in-character. The physical book is scheduled for publication sometime in November.