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Baggage: Tales from a Fully Packed Life

by Alan Cumming

Hardback (unsigned) £18.99
Published 28th October 2021, 288 pages
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‘No one ever fully recovers from their past. There is no cure for it. You just learn to manage and prioritise it. I believe the second you feel you have triumphed or overcome something, anything - an abuse, an injury to the body or the mind, an addiction, a character flaw, a habit, a person - you have merely decided to stop being vigilant and embraced denial as your modus operandi. And that is what this book is about, and for: to remind you not to buy in to the Hollywood ending.’

Baggage chronicles the actor’s life in Hollywood and the ways in which work has repeatedly whisked him away from personal calamities to sets and stages around the world. Taking us through the highs and lows of his career, his struggle with mental health, each failed relationship or encounter with a legend (Liza! X-Men! Gore Vidal! Kubrick! Spice Girls!), every bad decision or moment of sensual joy, Cumming shows how every experience - good or bad - has shaped who he is today: a happy, flawed, vulnerable, fearless middle-aged man, with a lot of baggage. Startlingly honest, both poignant and joyous, Baggage shines a light on how to embrace the complicated messiness of life.

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Baggage: Tales from a Fully Packed Life
by Alan Cumming

ISBN
9781838856632

Publisher
Canongate Books Ltd

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
Oct. 28, 2021

Dimensions
24.0cm x 16.2cm x 2.8cm

Page count
288 pages