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    Alan Cumming

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    It is no surprise to find that Alan Cumming has E.M.Forster's famous quote, "Only Connect" tattooed on his arm. One of our most engaging and versatile actors, he has been connecting with U.S. audiences since 1998, when he stepped into the shoes of the emcee in Sam Mendes's award-winning Broadway revival of Cabaret. Since then he has charmed us in movies that run the gamut  from crowd pleasers like Spy Kids to intensely-observed indies such as Any Day Now, and made a reputation as resident scene-stealer Eli Gold on the long-running CBS courtroom drama,The Good Wife. In addition to authoring several children's books, The Adventures of Honey & Leon, and Honey & Leon Take the High Road, he penned the candid and best-selling memoir, Not My Father's Son. When he's not acting, writing, or performing in his cabaret, you can catch him on the always-entertaining podcast, Homo Sapiens, which he co-hosts. His native Scotland is reflected in several of his favorite books, but he also leaves room for Christopher and His Kind, the real-life account of the people and events behind his Berlin novels on which Cabaret is based.

    Below are Alan Cumming’s favorite books, available to purchase as a set or individually.

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    The Earl of Louisiana

    A.J. Liebling

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    Tim Gunn

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    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

    Lewis Carroll

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    James Franco


    Donkey Gospel

    Tony Hoagland

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    Ev Williams


    Mindfulness for Beginners

    Jon Kabat-Zinn

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    Hugh Dancy


    The Tremor of Forgery

    Patricia Highsmith

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    Gary Shteyngart


    Remembrance of Things Past

    Marcel Proust

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    Garth Greenwell


    The Small Backs of Children

    Lidia Yuknavitch

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    Lisa Yuskavage


    Don’t Shoot the Dog

    Karen Pryor

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    Simon Critchley


    The Great Gatsby

    F.Scott Fitzgerald

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