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You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures

September 27, 2016

 "I am fascinated by Crocs." -Alan Cumming, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures

 

4****

I really enjoyed Alan Cumming's previous book, "Not My Father's Son", and when I got tickets to hear him speak, I felt I should read his new book, too. This book is much more anecdotal and filled with small snippets of his life as an actor/singer/activist, not as deep of moving as his other book. Still, Cumming has a great voice and seems like a cheerful, kind, thoughtful person, an impression which was only supported when I saw him yesterday. He is at times serious, at times cheeky and light-hearted, but always comes across as genuine. "You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams" is filled with his own snapshots, which aren't aesthetically terribly good art (imho), but do offer insight into his life and add lightness to this book. For any fan of Alan Cumming, this can only please, and if you ever have a chance to hear him speak, jump at it! He's a very personable speaker and his voice is auditory gold:-) Recommended!

 

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