By Nivea Serrao
April 05, 2017 at 12:49 PM EDT
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Alec Baldwin’s recent memoir — and one of EW’s most anticipated April reads — has made its way to bookshelves and into fans’ hands.

Knowing that readers are eager to make their way through the actor’s tales of celeb life (and memorable turns of phrase), his wife, Hilaria, offered a brief guide on how to read her husband’s new book.

In a seven-part album post on Instagram (which you can see below), the fitness expert noted not only how proud she was of Alec for writing the memoir, which sees the actor get candid about his childhood and acting career thus far, but also the attitude with which people interested in reading it should approach the work.

“Read his memoir, knowing that he means what he says, but uses words more strongly than maybe you do,” she began. “Don’t read it with your glasses on, try on his to get into the mind of this amazing man. He gets lost in love, hate, frustration… sorting out his feelings through unleashing and weaving words.”

She continued: “Don’t overly dramatize it. There is no secret story that needs to be pried into. It simply was how he was feeling as he typed the words on the page. Then the book closes, and he leaves the story, returns to a stable home and space. And so should you.”

Nevertheless is currently out for purchase. Order it here. Click through the album to read the rest of Hilaria’s words below:

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