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Publisher Description

'One of the most memorable, heart-stopping autobiographies I have ever read' STEPHEN FRY

WINNER OF THE SLIGHTLY FOXED BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY PRIZE
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
ATTITUDE MAGAZINE'S BOOK OF THE YEAR

A beloved star of stage and screen, Alan Cumming's life and career have been shaped by a complex and dark family past - full of troubled memories, kept buried away. But then an unexpected phone call from his long-estranged father brought the pain of the past hurtling back into the present, and unravelled everything he thought he knew about himself. Not My Father's Son is the story of his journey of discovery, both a memoir of his childhood in Scotland, and an investigation into his family history which would change him forever.

'Equal parts memoir, whodunnit and manual for living . . . beautifully written, honest . . . I was completely sucked in' NEIL GAIMAN

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2014
30 October
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Canongate Books
SELLER
Canongate Books Limited
SIZE
5.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Sexy Mama 62 ,

Not my father's son

Very enjoyable read which I couldn't put down. Actually read it in one session. A very nicely paced mixture of then and now with the then linking nicely with the now.

Cummings has conveyed the confusion and despair of the abused child and the ramifications for the adult without wallowing in the mire. The mixture of poignancy, humour and pragmatism demonstrate a level of emotional intelligence that was hard earned.

I hope the author as continued to support the and promote awareness of PTSD for service personnel.

Thank you for sharing your story.

MITZU67 ,

Not My Fathers Son

Thankyou Alan for this wonderful Book.
I have learnt so much.
It's a must read.

GroovinOz ,

Brilliant Read

I couldn't put this book down. His raw open honest expression detailing a troubled childhood is incredibly moving.

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