Alec Baldwin To Write Parenting Book

In a recent interview with Playboy, 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin discussed his future plans to write a book on parenting.

It will be ironic for some people, but I’m going to write a parenting book,” says the 51-year-old actor. “We’re at, not a crisis, but an awful place right now in terms of parenting. People are raising their children with the belief that we need to be friends with our children. Kids have too much power and call too many of the shots, telling their parents what they will and won’t do.”

The father of one shared his philosophies on what is wrong with the world today: “In my gut I feel it’s another manifestation of how hard life has become. People are working hard to make money and manage their feelings about what the country’s going through. We live in stressful times. People come home, walk up the driveway, put the key in the door, and they just can’t do another hard job. Parenting your children effectively is a tough job.”

Alec’s newest writing endeavor may come as a surprise to those who remember the April 2007 voice-mail debacle where he accused his now 13-year-old daughter, Ireland, of being a “rude little pig” who needed to have her “ass straightened out” after she had “humiliated [him] for the last time.”

In the Playboy interview, Baldwin goes on to say that the man who originally released the controversial voice-mail, Harvey Levin of TMZ, is a “human tumor, a graceless character who lives in that weird netherworld.”

What do you think? Will you turn to Alec for parenting advice?

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  1. wowzers his daughter looks a lot older than her age! BUT then again most young teens now a days do as well..

  2. UGH! What is he thinking?!!? Although I do agree that parents should be parents and not friends, what kind of person would read a how-to parenting book from someone who has verbally abused their children??????

  3. I agree with anonymous. Not only is he writing a parenting book but he’s telling Playboy. I don’t think the people reading Playboy really care about his parenting book because they’re focused on…ahem.. something else.

  4. I was on his side of that voicemail message. Some kids do act like “rude little pigs” who need their “asses straightened out” and somebody needs to tell them that. Obviously he’s still in her life so it’s not like it traumatized her. *eye roll*

  5. He made one parenting mistake. Big deal. Who hasn’t? Is he supposed to pay for it for the rest of his life. He and Ireland have moved on obviously, not sure why everyone else hasn’t. Until anyone has read his book or the reviews for it, how would they know how good his advice will be…he seems very astute about a lot of other things.

  6. I think too much importance is given in this case to the bad things that he did. Yes, it was a mistake but if you look at the two of them you realise that there is a connection between them, a connection based on tons of other good things.

  7. I did not see anything wrong with his message to his daughter. What was wrong was whoever leeked it so that he was subject to public opinion about a private affair. Children need the truth and calling her a little pig may hurt but if she acted like that then he called it as he saw it. He probably has sound advice on parenting.

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