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In American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson delivers a moving and achingly funny memoir of living the American dream as he journeys from the mean streets of Glasgow, Scotland, to the comedic promised land of Hollywood. Along the way he stumbles through several attempts to make his mark—as a punk rock musician, a construction worker, a bouncer, and, tragically, a modern dancer.
To numb the pain of failure, Ferguson found comfort in drugs and alcohol, addictions that eventually led to an aborted suicide attempt. (He forgot to do it when someone offered him a glass of sherry.) But his story has a happy ending: in 1993, the washed-up Ferguson washed up in the United States. Finally sober, Ferguson landed a breakthrough part on the hit sitcom The Drew Carey Show, a success that eventually led to his role as the host of CBS's The Late Late Show. By far Ferguson's greatest triumph was his decision to become a U.S. citizen, a milestone he achieved in early 2008, just before his command performance for the president at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. In American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson talks a red, white, and blue streak about everything our Founding Fathers feared.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Very well written and at times very funny autobiography of comedian Craig Ferguson.
He gives a truthful insight into his personal life and struggles and I can't think of a better guy to have the success he has and hope he gets much more !
I love watching Craig Ferguson on his late night show and did wonder how he came to be here and what all he had been through.
I bought this book thinking it would be great humor and a light read. I was very happy to find a lot of substance between the covers. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Sly Piggle
Love Craig Ferguson but haven't completely finished reading this book yet. Sorry.Published 12 days ago by Sandra Roddick
TV late-night host David Letterman recently announced his retirement, but I think I’ll miss his follow-up act on CBS, Craig Ferguson, even more. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Grouchy Editor
was a gift to help a friend deal with Craig leaving late night… workedPublished 17 days ago by fab5phone
Craig Ferguson came across as rather whiney, and the book was not very well-written.Published 20 days ago by Sheila Fuchs