Not My Father's Son: A Family Memoir
By Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming’s compelling and moving memoir about his childhood and a thrilling family mystery.
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I wasn't sure what to expect when I read this book as I knew only a little about Alan Cumming. I found it to be an emotional read and at times difficult to continue. Cumming's father obviously had his demons to deal with and, as the ending shows, sadly missed out on a fulfilling role as a father and husband.
I watched the programme on his grandfather so was interested in this book. It was quite an emotional book to read and he has battled with his demons over the year's due to his father's abuse. At the end he and his brother seem to have found acceptance of their father's behaviour. A thought provoking read.
St Regulus Reading Group, St Andrews