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- DescriptionIn 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: success on the hit sitcom The Drew Carey Show, and later as the host of CBS's 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.In American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson talks a red, white, and blue streak about everything our Founding Fathers feared.
- Author BiographyCraig Ferguson is the host of The Late Late Show. He is the author of the novel Between the Bridge and the River and lives in Los Angeles, California.
- Author(s)Craig Ferguson
- PublisherHarperCollins Publishers Inc
- Date of Publication11/05/2010
- SubjectAutobiography: The Arts
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Weight209 g
- Width135 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine16 mm
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- scoobyzena23 Jul, 2014by
Great book. If you like Craig Ferguson, you will like this!
I first saw Craig Ferguson on his late night show and I loved it. I found him to be witty and funny and he is original. What I found most entertaining is his comfort of being himself and honest; he doesn't try to make others like him, or to 'be' funny, he just is. I think this book is great and I recommend it to all fans of Craig Ferguson.
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