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Cumming’s memoir lays bare a troubled childhood

Not My Father’s Son By Alan Cumming Harper Collins, €17

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

@nadineoregan
17th January, 2015

In the afterword to this memoir, Scottish actor and Tony award-winning theatre veteran Alan Cumming – best-known these days for his role as the brash, witty campaign manager Eli Gold in the Emmy-winning The Good Wife – describes the conversation he had with his agent about writing this book.

Much to his surprise, Cumming was not asked to write a typical memoir about “my fabulous celebrity life”. Instead, Luke Janklow asked him to write about...

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