Not My Father's Son

A Memoir
Author(s): Alan Cumming
Awards:2015-Narration by Author(s)-Winner-Audies,
New York Times Bestseller
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Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: DD13472
Released: Oct 07, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483028750
Narrator/s: Alan Cumming
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In his unique and engaging voice, the acclaimed actor of stage and screen shares the emotional story of his complicated relationship with his father and the deeply buried family secrets that shaped his life and career.A beloved star of stage, television, and film-"one of the most fun people in show business" (Time magazine)-Alan Cumming is a successful artist whose diversity and fearlessness is unparalleled. His success masks a painful childhood growing up under the heavy rule of an emotionally and physically abusive father-a relationship that tormented him long into adulthood.When television producers in the United Kingdom approached him to appear on a popular celebrity genealogy show in 2010, Alan enthusiastically agreed. He hoped the show would solve a family mystery involving his maternal grandfather, a celebrated World War II hero who disappeared in the Far East. But as the truth of his family ancestors revealed itself, Alan learned far more than he bargained for about himself, his past, and his own father.With ribald humor, wit, and incredible insight, Alan seamlessly moves back and forth in time, integrating stories from his childhood in Scotland and his experiences today as a film, television, and theater star. At times suspenseful, deeply moving, and wickedly funny, Not My Father's Son will make readers laugh even as it breaks their hearts.

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Author(s): Alan Cumming
Narrator(s): Alan Cumming
Product Number Z100086425
Released: Oct 07, 2014
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Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062350770
Author(s): Alan Cumming
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Released: Oct 07, 2014
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Publisher: Dey Street Books
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Professional reviews

"Celebrated actor Alan Cumming is best known for his lilting Scottish accent and his well-trained musical voice. His roles in hit movies, Tony award-winning performance on Broadway in CABARET, and many television roles show how versatile his talent is. Cumming uses all his vocal experience and charm in this searing memoir. His unashamedly honest and emotionally raw remembrance of surviving his abusive father is a must-hear. Intrigue also plays a part in the story as Cumming recounts how he set out to solve a mystery surrounding his grandfatherÑand found out way more than he bargained for. Delivering stories that are both harrowing and at times hilarious, Cumming reaches through your earphones and doesnÕt let go. Make sure you carry a pocket of tissues. R.O. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2015 Audies Winner © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"