I liked this book, not quite finished with it yet. Great story, especially for anyone on the edge of trying to quit drinking.
Craig is likeable. His story about alcoholism is sad.
Genuine, scottish, rolling.
This is a amazing story of a journey taken by my favorite late nite talk show host. It was made even better since Craig Ferguson read it himself. I am recommending this book to my friends.
He was great. This book would not have been as much fun to read if it had been read by anyone else.
In the top ten.
When Craig was describing his growing up in Glasgow.
No. This is the first one.
Laughed my butt off! I grew up in the same area twenty years before he was born.
Great listening and very funny. Brought back memories about prople and places I thought I had forgotten.
I really liked his comments at the end about becoming American.
I like him even more now that I heard how the funniest guy in late night got there humbly from raw beginnings.
I listened to this audiobook while commuting. I love Craig Ferguson on the Late Late Show and thought that a whole audiobook full of his antics would be a good time. And it was. I'd definitely recommend it.
I seldom listen to a book a second time, but I might listen to this one again, just to hear the accent again.
I liked both the story and the narrater. It was a multi-layered exposition of his life and loves, and his very human struggle to overcome his alcohol addiction. He also managed to control his fascination with the Rock and Roll lifestyle and grow up--at least a little.
Craig's voice is easy to listen to. His accent is pleasant and understandable. I have no negative feelings at all.
I had no extreme reaction to Craig's book. I did laugh out loud several times. He is, after all, a very funny man!! I was touched by the sentiments he expressed about this country and his joy in being able to raise his child here, where he will have a less constricted life than in the
Ferguson's self deprecating humor & excellent story telling make American on Purpose enjoyable from beginning to end
This story really brings home how lucky/blessed we are to be Americans and points out all the things we take for granted - sometimes to the point of abusing them. In addition to having a very interesting life that holds your attention, Craig's heartfelt reading of his life's story adds to the intensity of his desire to get to America and his gratitude at becoming a citizen.
One generally doesn't think of Scotland as a place to want to get away from, but then one realizes the vast difference our freedom of religion gives to who you know, like, love and associate with.
I had not known before that he was a alcohol/drug addict. He tells the story of his addictions, rehab and recovery with an openness and honesty that is at times brutal. He doesn't soften any aspect of his struggle with his demons.
I rate this book very highly for its content and message. And listening to Craig for 7 and a half hours isn't hard to take either!
Craig Ferguson is funny and fun loving and I love listening to his brogue. His story is quirky and interesting all the way through with never a never a dull moment. His reasonng for becoming an American is inspriational.
One of the most memorable moments int he book is his description of and reflection on the event he was asked to MC with the U.S.President in attendance and he is a brand new American.
The lively, cheery lilt of his voice is mesmerizing.
The rough stuff he went through in childhood is particularly moving to me.
Shocking, Funny, Informative
I like Craig on his show, but since I have read his book, I RESPECT him a lot more.