Alec Baldwin's famed impression of President Donald Trump will no longer be contained just to Saturday nights. The actor's presidential persona is now making its way from Saturday Night Live's famed studio 8H into print. Publisher Penguin Press announced Wednesday that Baldwin and novelist and radio host Kurt Andersen will jointly pen a Trump-themed, satirical book about the president's first year in office.
The book, called (deep breath) You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump, is due to hit bookshelves in November, just about one year after Trump was elected to serve as the 45th president. But never fear: Just because you won't be able to see Baldwin all dolled up, doesn't mean you can't hear him. The comic actor will record the accompanying audiobook as Trump.
Andersen is uniquely qualified to work on the project, as a co-founding editor of the 1980s magazine Spy, a notorious Trump adversary that originally coined the phrase "short-fingered vulgarian" as a description of the mogul's hands. "I didn’t think this former hobby of mine would return with this ferocity," the co-author said in an interview with The New York Times.
According to the Andersen, the book will take on the task of "channeling and amplifying" Baldwin's Trump to create a complete narrative, as opposed to the minutes-long parodies we're used to.
"I think it’s fair to say that Kurt will do most of the writing," Baldwin told the Times of the collaboration. "We have that arrangement whereby he doesn’t put on the wig, I don’t open up a Word document." Added Andersen: "It’ll be sharp. I’m going to start talking like Trump: It’ll be great! It’ll be fantastic! But it will be sharp. It won’t just be fun-loving."
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