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The Resource Baggage, Alan Cumming

Baggage, Alan Cumming

Label
Baggage
Title
Baggage
Statement of responsibility
Alan Cumming
Creator
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
There is absolutely no logical reason why I am here. The life trajectory my nationality and class and circumstances portended for me was not even remotely close to the one I now navigate. But logic is a science and living is an art. The release I felt in writing my first memoir, Not My Father's Son, was matched only by how my speaking out empowered so many to engage with their own trauma. I was reminded of the power of my words and the absolute duty of authenticity. But, no one ever fully recovers from their past. There is no cure for it. You just learn to manage and prioritize it. I believe the second you feel you have triumphed or overcome something, 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. Ironically maybe, much of Baggage chronicles my life in Hollywood and how, since I recovered from a nervous breakdown at 28, work has repeatedly whisked me away from personal calamities to sets and stages around the world. It is also about marriage(s): starting with the break-up of my first (to a woman) and ending with the ascension to my second (to a man) with many kissed toads in between! But in everything, each failed relationship or encounter with a legend (Liza! X Men! Gore Vidal! Kubrick! Spice Girls!), in every bad decision or moment of sensual joy I have endeavored to show what I have learned and how I've become who I am today: a happy, flawed, vulnerable, fearless middle-aged man, with a lot of baggage
Cataloging source
TEFMT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cumming, Alan
Dewey number
  • 792.02/8092
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PN2287.C692
LC item number
A3 2021ab
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cumming, Alan
  • Actors
  • Singers
  • Bisexuals
  • Bisexual men
  • Queer men
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Baggage, Alan Cumming
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Retail edition, Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (8.75 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780063138698
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9780063138698
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1269269643
  • (OCoLC)on1269269643
  • 3910874
  • 3910874
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Baggage, Alan Cumming
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Retail edition, Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (8.75 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780063138698
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9780063138698
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1269269643
  • (OCoLC)on1269269643
  • 3910874
  • 3910874
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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