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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Of Fathers & Sons

This is more of a detective story than a "woe is me" memoir which is a real testament to the swift storytelling of this talented man. The subject matter could have been morose but it wasn't. The zig-zag back and forth in time kept me turning pages quickly. I knew a bit about the author going in, but learned a lot in reading. This author leaves it all on the table and doesn't hold back. You'll never feel pity for him, though to be fair, he came a long way baby!

Alan Cumming's memoir Not My Father's Son will be published by Dey Street Books on October 7th. 

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