A review by bookedbymadeline
Not My Father's Son by Alan Cumming

emotional funny inspiring sad fast-paced


I listened to a podcast interview with Cumming where he talked briefly about his career and life which made me want to learn more about him, and listen to his voice more.

Cumming had a very difficult childhood which made this a heartbreaking and tragic read at times. This book is about his journey to healing and learning about his family’s history. Listening to the audio version was like sitting and catching up with a friend you haven’t seen in awhile 🩷 Also as I kind of touched on, his accent is lovely to listen to!

A few of his stories or the way he talked about his experiences as an actor made me laugh, making for a not completely emotional/dark read. I loooved his passion for Eurovision and could very much relate (he put into words exactly how I think of the event). Overall I’d highly recommend if you enjoy celebrity memoirs or stories of healing!

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