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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.
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 think he did a wonderful job, and I hope that America and I will be blessed with many more years of his humor and love.
I adore Craig Ferguson and I would like anything he writes, or says or does. I enjoyed learning about his journey thus far and look forward to his future endeavors.Published 1 day ago by Juana R.
This book is a joy to read. I was not expecting to love the book as much as I did. I would recommend it as an easy and joyful bookPublished 7 days ago by Susan Lewis
For telling the truth, no matter how disgusting it was. I never realized he had such an awful life before he got dry from alcohol and drugs. I love his show.Published 12 days ago by Shelley
Craig Ferguson is not only funny, but a brillant writer. Well written book.Published 17 days ago by JJames
Very interesting read about Craig Ferguson's life and all the stuff he went through. Awesome person, in my opinion and hope the best for him on his new venture. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Marcia
Well, basically I love Craig Ferguson. I think he's an amazing tv host and a comedic genius. Genuine writing here. Read morePublished 28 days ago by TeaTime