You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams by Alan Cumming audiobook

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

By Alan Cumming
Read by Alan Cumming

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3.29 Hours 1
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A magical concoction of the mischievous, tender, whimsical, and debauched real-life adventures of Alan Cumming, told in his own words and pictures. Described by the New York Times as “a bawdy countercultural sprite” and named one of the most fun people in show business by Time magazine, Alan Cumming is a genuine quadruple threat—an internationally acclaimed, award-winning star of stage, television, and film, as well as a New York Times best-selling author whose real-life vivacity, wit, and charm shine through every page of his third book, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams. In these forty-five picture essays, Cumming recounts his real-life adventures (and often, misadventures), illustrated by his own equally entertaining photographs. From an awkward bonding session with Elizabeth Taylor to poignant stories about his family and friends to some harsh words of wisdom imparted by Oprah that make up the title of this collection, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams is as eclectic, enchanting, and alive as its author.

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A magical concoction of the mischievous, tender, whimsical, and debauched real-life adventures of Alan Cumming, told in his own words and pictures.

Described by the New York Times as “a bawdy countercultural sprite” and named one of the most fun people in show business by Time magazine, Alan Cumming is a genuine quadruple threat—an internationally acclaimed, award-winning star of stage, television, and film, as well as a New York Times best-selling author whose real-life vivacity, wit, and charm shine through every page of his third book, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams. In these forty-five picture essays, Cumming recounts his real-life adventures (and often, misadventures), illustrated by his own equally entertaining photographs. From an awkward bonding session with Elizabeth Taylor to poignant stories about his family and friends to some harsh words of wisdom imparted by Oprah that make up the title of this collection, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams is as eclectic, enchanting, and alive as its author.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Alan Cumming’s narration of his own collection of reminiscences bursts out of one’s speakers with passion and verve. Cumming’s Scottish accent is a delight to listen to as he enthuses about topics that range from Crocs to chest hair, speaks with loving sadness of the death of his dog, Honey, and slides into American accents to relay the words of other people who enter his stories, including Oprah Winfrey, Elizabeth Taylor, and Liza Minnelli. The vignettes are based on photos included in a PDF that accompanies the production, but Cumming’s wit, good humor, and attention to just the right details in his writing and performance are more than enough on their own to keep listeners riveted.” AudioFile
“The pictures—and stories—are intimate, mischievous, funny, and poignant. It’s a rare self-portrait by an actor in an era when most are wary of revealing too much.” Town and Country
“Rife with entertaining anecdotes, as well as personal reflections and at times shrewdly insightful commentary on his adopted country.” SF Gate
“A passion for photography has stayed with Cumming, all his life…[His] book of forty-five short essays [is] accompanied by his photos.” San Francisco Chronicle

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Author Bio: Alan Cumming

Author Bio: Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming is an award-winning actor, singer, writer, producer, and director. He recently starred in an acclaimed one-man staging of Macbeth on Broadway and appears on the Emmy Award–winning television show The Good Wife. Cumming won a Tony Award for his portrayal of the Emcee in the Broadway musical Cabaret. He is the winner of the 2015 Audie Award for Best Autobiography/Memoir narration and Best Narration by the Author Award as well as six Audiofile Earphones Awards. He hosts PBS Masterpiece Mystery and has appeared in numerous films, including Spy Kids, Titus, X2: X-Men United, The Anniversary Party, Any Day Now, and Eyes Wide Shut.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 3.29
Audience: Adult
Language: English