Thursday, January 07, 2016
Not My Father's Son
I realised that I was living my life backwards, I had to be a grown up when I was a little boy, and now I was tending to little boy inside me that had never had the chance to properly play. I liked it.
A quote from Not My Father's Son by Alan Cumming
To anybody that has asked themselves the question in adult life, and perhaps even every day as a child:
Why can't I have a normal family
Or to anybody who has suffered childhood abuse, this book is surely an essential read (or in our case Audible listen)
I don't mind admitting that I blubbed whilst listening and absorbing the deeply personal and harrowing narrative that was laid bare. But to those with ugly childhoods who have not performed the final exorcism I sincerely ask you to start reading or listening right away.