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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.
First I have to say—love the kilt! Great cover. I like watching Craig Ferguson on TV hosting because he comes across as genuine and witty and is buzzing with energy with a great... Read morePublished 8 days ago by GO
An interesting account of how difficult it was for Craig to become what he became. Makes you wanna love the man. But I guess that's what autobiographies are about. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Ray Kaminski
Do you ever have one of those times when you read, or hear, something that kicks you and reminds you of something hugely important? Read morePublished 15 days ago by CMCK
My husband and I love watching the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. This book is a Christmas gift for my husband but I began reading it and, as expected, is hilarious! Read morePublished 23 days ago by Fran