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Tommy's Tale: A Novel

Tommy's Tale: A Novel

Written by Alan Cumming

Narrated by Alan Cumming


Tommy's Tale: A Novel

Written by Alan Cumming

Narrated by Alan Cumming

ratings:
4/5 (21 ratings)
Length:
6 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Mar 13, 2012
ISBN:
9780062209085
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Tommy is twenty-nine, lives and loves in London, and has a morbid fear of the c word (commitment), the b word (boyfriend), and the f word (forgetting to call his drug dealer before the weekend). But when he begins to feel the urge to become a father, and the pressure from his boyfriend to make a real commitment to their relationship, Tommy starts to wonder if his chosen lifestyle can ever make him happy.

Faced with the choice of maintaining his hedonistic, drugged-out, and admittedly fabulous existence or chucking it all in favor of a far more sensitive, fulfilling, and-let's face it-slightly more staid lifestyle, Tommy finds himself in a true quandary. Through a series of adventures and misadventures that lead him from London nightspots to New York bedrooms and back, our boy Tommy manages to answer some of life's most pressing questions-even those he never thought to ask.

Publisher:
Released:
Mar 13, 2012
ISBN:
9780062209085
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

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. He won a Tony Award for his portrayal of the Emcee in the Broadway musical Cabaret, a role he reprised in 2014. He hosts Masterpiece Mystery! on PBS and has appeared in numerous films, including Spy Kids, Titus, X2: X-Men United, The Anniversary Party, Any Day Now, and Eyes Wide Shut. He lives in New York and London.

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  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Wickedly funny, i read it in three days and that's while working full time, with school and traveling over the long weekend. It was so good I couldn't stop laughing out loud (even on the NYC subway).

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  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading Tommy’s Tale; I especially liked the very lively, chatty and informal writing style. The story as told by Tommy centres mainly on a period of a few weeks in which the narrator finally comes to the realisation that, approaching the age of thirty, he needs to change his boyish ways and accept responsibility, and that includes deciding if he should settle with his forty year old boyfriend Charlie (and his boyfriend’s lovable son Finn). He has help in the form of his two faithful flat mates, Bobby and Sadie. This is a very funny and warm story.

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  • (4/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Smart, hilarious, and not for the faint hearted or moralistic reader!

    1 person found this helpful