American on Purpose
The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot
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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.
Love it. First book I read for pleasure(Non-Manditory). Watch him every night. Amazing guy, little left but still awesome.
Craig is multi-talented
Craig is not only a great late night talk show host, he is an amazing writer. He is great at everything he does. I have read the book many times over and it never seizes to entertain me.
Interesting, fast read
I am a fan of Craig Ferguson, so I found it very interesting to read about his life. If you're a fan (or even if you're not), you will probably enjoy it, too!