I really enjoyed that Craig did the reading himself, the story had more depth and true emotion because of this. He truly entertains as he regales you with his story. This book was able to show that a guy you enjoy watching on TV is also a genuinely good, down to earth guy that you can admire for being a good person.
Yes I did want to listen to this book in one sitting, and I did. Very entertaining.
If you enjoy watching Craig on TV, I would recommend that you listen to this book. You will feel as if he is your buddy that you have known forever, with all of his mistakes and high points. It is in no way a boring listen.
A thoughtful and funny view at Craig's working class Scottish roots. I enjoyed hearing about his early life and the unlikely way he ended up in comedy, let alone in Hollywood. His narration performance is brilliant, adding flavour and accents that no one else could. And after all these hours his Glaswegian accent is definitely starting to rub off on me.
My only crit is that the book doesn't discuss his American life in too much detail. Perhaps it wasn't the focus of the book, but I'd be interested to hear what life was like in Hollywood going to auditions, etc. and how Drew Carey Show cast got along.
All in all a great read for anyone with affection towards Scotland, comedians, autobiographies, and stories of immigrants in America.
Most times, we lucky Americans who are born to this land, tend to take our perks and freedoms for granted. When you have to pull yourself up through the Scottish alcohol and drug culture and then finally make it to our shores, American ideals take on a whole new meaning. This is Craig Ferguson's personal quest to not only find freedom from poverty but freedom from drugs. He sees America with the hope and zeal our fore-fathers did. In tough times we all are looking for a reason to feel good about our plight. This is it! Well done Craig.
Great look into another life. He is insightful and honest. I have learned a few things and it makes me want more.
Love Scotish People
The best part of this book is that Craig narrates it. It would have taken away from the book if he did not narrate it.
I have not listened to other books he has narrated, but I have seen TV shows and movies he was in.
Kilts are not the only funny thing about the Scots.
Simply put, an honest, funny, and interesting story, well performed. I loved it and will definitely have it on hand for rereads.
Hilarious, Courageous and Clever
Craig doesn't hold back in the least. He tells his story with humor, honesty and courage. He doesn't make himself look better. He seems to be sorting through some of the information and trying to piece together what these areas of his life meant. He tells his story with sincerity and grace. He holds nothing back about himself, and is kind and thoughtful toward others involved, seeing his mistakes and praising their kindness. It takes a brave person to be brutally honest about his own nature and still able to laugh at his mistakes. This book is an excellent representation of who he is and why he is the best at what he does!
Well, it was his autobiography. He was playing himself, and did a bang up job of it too!
Yes! I often did, and it is even better the second time through. I have listened and re-listened to Craig's story and every time I walk away just as impressed as the first time.
Check it out, and thank me later!
It is a good read, good to know more about someone who is such a great speaker and gifted interviewer.
I've never watched a full episode of Craig Ferguson's Late Late Show always being put off by the silly talking skeleton side kick. Being desperate for some comedic relief in a "heavy" time of my life, I took a chance on this book. I listened to the whole book almost non-stop and then was sorry when it ended.
Craig did an excellent job in writing and narrating this biographical sketch of his life, spanning his childhood to the present time. Many will relate heartily with his intense "party life" of the 70s and 80s, and the morphing of so many wild and crazy adventures into the constant horror, guilt, shame and deplorable, harmful behavior of a helpless and hopeless alcoholic.
Craig's story is a fascinating one and his telling of it is brilliant! It was heartwarming, outrageous, humorous, inspirational and at last patriotic. He beat the odds of a far lesser fate and isn't afraid to share the hard earned wisdom of how he did it.
I enjoyed his honest account very much and feel like I know the man now! I even plan to stay up for the Late Late Show, despite his skull brained side kick.
Yet again, reality is weirder that fiction. What a great story. Obviously this book it perfectly narrated.