Up Close And Personal With Alden Richards In His New Book
Ever since Kalyeserye launched in July 2015, Alden Richards’ career has reached new heights. As one of the country’s most talented (and popular) young actors and one-half of one of the Philippines’ most popular love teams today, every single thing that Alden Richards does is highly anticipated by his fans and casual spectators alike. Whether it’s a new endorsement or a personal endeavor, his beloved fans are first in line to know the 411.
Beyond the news reports, his Magpakailanman special, social media updates, and press releases, people are also fascinated by Alden Richards’ life beyond the spotlight. Questions such as, “How is the Pambansang Bae outside the spotlight?” “What’s the real score between him and Maine (Mendoza)?” are just some of the queries that people have about Alden’s life. It is exactly why this latest project of Alden’s is a worthy addition to his ever-expanding résumé.
Alden Richards the author
From being an actor, television host, recording artist, endorser, and entrepreneur, Alden Richards can now add author to his list of accomplishments. With the release of Alden Richards: In My Own Words (published by Summit Books), this book is an insider’s look at Alden’s life and career. It also touches on the role of the important people who helped him to be the young superstar that he is today.
The book is divided into six chapters, with each chapter revealing certain things about him, ranging from his childhood to his pets, hobbies outside of work, and even tidbits about his onscreen partner, Maine Mendoza.
Personal stories and tidbits
In the beginning of the book aptly called “In the Beginning,” Alden shares more details about his life growing up in Laguna, and how his journey in showbiz started. He shared that he will always be thankful for going to several important auditions. These were the auditions that led him to some of his most prominent roles and projects in his career. Remember his stint as José Rizal in Ilustrado, anyone?
Alden gets more personal further on and delves deep on his interests, his own quirks, and important spaces in his life—such as his car! In this book, readers will also get to see his adorable pets, which is something that animal lovers would enjoy. There is even a section in the book which is called #KiligPaMore, and readers are treated to Alden’s views on love and relationships.
Aldub fans will not be disappointed as there is a whole section which is dedicated to Maine Mendoza and their love team! Taking a “he said, she said” approach, Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza share each other’s quirks, as well as their favorite things about one another.
The book even includes a quiz on everything about Alden, which is a fun and engaging way to summarize everything. Alden ends the book on a thankful note by giving the spotlight to the people who are special to him—what a guy!
Alden Richards: In My Own Words is a fitting token of gratitude from Alden to his supporters. Through this book, Alden is able to reveal his most authentic self. With the help of the book’s editorial team, it was able to capture Alden’s journey as a young superstar and as a young man carving his own space in the world. Not to mention, the presence of Alden’s childhood photos in the book make it more endearing. Casual fans and die-hard fans of Alden Richards will surely appreciate this gift from the Pambansang Bae!
Alden Richards: In My Own Words is available at select newsstands and major bookstores such as National Bookstore for PHP 250.