American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot by Craig FergusonAmerican on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot by Craig Ferguson

American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

byCraig Ferguson

Paperback | May 11, 2010

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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: 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.

Craig Ferguson is the host ofThe Late Late Show. He is the author of the novelBetween the Bridge and the Riverand lives in Los Angeles, California.
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Title:American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely PatriotFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:May 11, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061998494

ISBN - 13:9780061998492

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cheeky monkey! Hilarious life story of a great comedian
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the true Fergy Who doesn't love cheeky monkeys? You get more than that in this compellingly honest (and, yep, pretty danged funny) look at Craig Ferguson's life. It's also very Scottish obviously so plenty of depressing drug stories that thankfully Craigy pulled himself out of.
Date published: 2016-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The life of Craig The book is a great read. Craig is an extremely intelligent man and shares many of his experiences in this book. Through personal life and his job, Craig always knows how to write well and make people laugh and think.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mr. Ferguson's Book I read books quite alot as a child, stopped reading as nothing drew me in till Mr. Craig Ferguson's book. A true honor and pleasurable read, so much so it was hard to stop reading, it made me more appreciative of Mr. Craig Ferguson, and thankful for the happiness his entertainment has always given me.
Date published: 2014-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Craigy Ferg! Funny and a great bio of my favorite late night funny man. I read it in two days as it was that good.
Date published: 2013-10-17

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