“Equal parts memoir, whodunnit and manual for living . . . beautifully written, honest . . . I was completely sucked in.”

NO MAJOR SPOILERS

This is a very emotional work and I am so glad that Alan has shared his story, especially for any readers who have suffered extreme mental and physical abuse by a parent as a child.

I never thought it as a pity party by a resentful son but as a closure of a painful period of his life, which he never would have disclosed had it not been for the “show”.

What started out as being selected to appear in a reality show based on genealogy turned into much more for him….the closet opened and the skeletons literally flew out, but not in the way one might imagine.

As I listened to the audio version of the book performed by Alan it seemed so much more personal, going back and forth in time, recalling different moments in his life trying to put it all together, to make some sense of everything that happened to him.

Alan is not his father’s son. Alan is an entertainer loved by many, in his personal and professional life but also he is a survivor and beautiful human being.

Highly recommend this work.

 

Reviewed by:

Diana S. Long

Added 8th April 2018

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