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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 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 1 day 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 2 days ago by TeaTime
Very good book about Craig's life with all his mess ups and rehab. It's written the way he talks, so when you're reading the book you can hear him talking. Worth reading.Published 5 days ago by Kathlyn Wright
Well written, honest and funny. Ferguson doesn't pull any punches.Published 6 days ago by Thomas Mirabella
Such an amazing book. I always liked Craig Ferguson. After reading this book, I'm an even bigger fan. Well written, from the heart and brave. Loved it.Published 14 days ago by pforrester77
I love this order! Thank you for the quick delivery!Published 14 days ago by Rebecca Ortega-Guttman
Good read. Written in his stream of consciousness comedic style which I love.Published 15 days ago by Elizabeth Giustina
This is by far the best autobiography I have ever read. Funny, insightful and everything is laid on the table about Craig's life. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Jody Dillard