On Sale: October 7, 2014
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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 UK 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 WWII 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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