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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.
This is a wonderful funny story through the eyes of himself Craig Ferguson, this is an excellent book, well written.
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've always enjoyed watching Craig on TV so I was excited about reading this bio. It's been rather a disappointment overall. Read morePublished 10 hours ago by Geraldine
One of the best books I have read in a long while!!! He tells a compelling story about his life and has no problem putting things as they are beautiful or not so nice. Read morePublished 1 day ago by P.J. Lenz
Read this originally in hard cover when it first came out. What an interesting life this Scotsman has lead. This is a very entertaining and insightful look into Craigs life. Read morePublished 14 days ago by CasterlyRocker
This is a great book that I couldn't put down. Sad and funny but uplifting too. Well written also. Bravo, Craig ,a. SCOTSMAN with an American soul.Published 18 days ago by Kathleen Pederson
Craig Ferguson is one of my favorite comedians. His autobiography tells of his life in his native Scotland to being the most recent host of The Late,Late Show. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Ricky KImsey
Ordered this as a gift for my son for Christmas. He loved it and could hardly put it down. He said it was the first book in a long time that he hated to finish.Published 25 days ago by D. Clark