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  • Fun

    By Radsalot
    Light read
  • I don’t read biographies of people younger than I.

    By RonicaOne
    I am an admirer of Mr. Cummings’ work and the title was intriguing. I found his story was well told and beautifully edited. Everyone thinks they have a story to tell but this one touched me deeply. Like his mom said it is hard to believe someone was just that evil. The second story about his search for his maternal grandfather was heart wrenching. In our new world we still do not acknowledge that war changes people, soldiers and citizens alike. As a creative person Cummings is subject to what I call the magic. It appears his grandfather was also a charismatic soul who touched others despite his own pain. Blood is thicker than water but each man was mentally ill but chose different ways to express their pain.
  • Ugliest

    By futuuyhhigu
    It’ll be utterlyee aUighur is fatdssdt
  • Not My Father’s Son

    By A.J. Madrid
    Simply could not put it down. A moving story of a child’s survival of trauma and abuse and finding his way to eventually healing himself and his family.
  • Not My Father's Son

    By Perky too
    I didn't dislike the book but I didn't really like it all that much. It was a bit too long and a lot more philosophical than it needed to be. Mr C states a lot of his thoughts more than once. He certainly had a miserable childhood and I agree that his father was mentally impaired. I give him a lot of credit for putting his life together and being such a success. An ok read if you like reading about celebrities.
  • Good Read!

    By Broikido
    Amazing that Alan Cumming is such a gentle soul after such a horrible childhood. I don't want to say too much, but highly recommend
  • Two Days Spent

    By Traci0626
    I have emotionally and spiritually spent the last two days with our dear Alan Cumming. I found it most intriguing and satisfying to both read the memoir and watch the showing of his episode of “Who Do You Think You Are?” in measured spurts of either and both. Alan (I’ve spent two days with him, so I feel free with the casual moniker) has written so honestly and transparently of his childhood abuse and subsequent struggles that it reads like a heart-wrenching novel—evoking both laughter and tears as all good reads should. The added suspense and just knock-you-back-ness of the Tommy Darling story is really an amazing plot. I thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed his writing style and his story. Thx, Alan :)
  • Closure

    By SevenPaperMen
    While I have always admired Alan Cumming in movies, I never saw him as another person. He was an object I admired. Having read his memoir, he has reminded me that we are all people, with many stories to our being. I am incredibly thankful to read his story from his fingers but I'm indebted for the reminder that we all have a corner of the world we are responsible for. We do our best to survive it and come out better people for it but to share that knowledge and make your corner a better place for others is deserving of a word that isn't made up yet. Simply put, thank you, Alan.
  • Joyful

    By MaryAnnRN87
    Mr. Cumming confronts the abuse of his father in an honest, powerful way, and embraces joy more fully. I read this in one sitting, absolutely could not wait to read each new revelation on his journey to also find out the truth of his late grandfather. Forgiving his father did not mean he condoned his father's actions or excused them, but forgiveness brings healing to the one who forgives.
  • Incredible story, incredible life.

    By JLipsett13
    Thank you for this poignant book. Alan is an amazing man who has given us all insight to the suffering with his father. I grew up in a family of fourteen children. My father provided for us but never said he loved me or at least I don't remember him saying it to me. We grew estranged as the years went by so I have an idea of what Alan went thru. He is a better man than he father ever was because even after all that he went thru he forgave him. I enjoyed learning that his mother was a good wife and mother, much like my mother was. I love watching him act and I try to catch anything that he is in. I couldn't put the book down. It was a story I wanted to continue reading until the end. Thank You Alan.