Alan Cumming searches for answers and finds more questions
Hosting a panel of authors including Martin Short, Colm Toibin, and Lena Dunham, at the 2014 BookExpo America trade convention, Scottish-American actor Alan Cumming began his presentation by noting that fame had brought a BBC Special, a book, and many other good things, but had led to somethings he had never imagined, such as learning that his grandfather died playing Russian roulette and that he was, in fact, Not My Father's Son (Dey Street Books Reprint; June, 2015). Of course, he knew that his father was abusive and led to his becoming an actor. Cumming wrapped his presentation with the acknowledgement that there was a little recklessness of his grandfather in him and his story had drawn his family together in the end.
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