Craig Ferguson takes us on a tour of his life as it twists and turns its way to America. Self narration lends to the story and allows you to feel the confusion, pain, and triumph. Terrific insights into one mans journey.
Tell us about yourself! I love to escape into a good book.
It was very entertaining, he has had quite the journey to get where he is now.
He does not skip parts of his life that one would not normally want exposed.
He is frank and candour about his problems with drugs and alcohol.
He is a funny man, and that comes across in his narration, who else would you want this read by.
It definitely made me laugh.
Thoroughly recommend this book, very entertaining.
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.
Great story delivered in a highly addictive entertaining method.
Its great to hear the expression, emphasis and pronunciation in Craig's Glaswegian accent.
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.
So far, I have not liked when authors read their own books, but Craig does a great job. He's such a genuine and funny person. It is nice to see someone who does not take his life (as an American) and success for granted.
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.
I love the fact that Craig was completely open about what kind of person he was and how he came to be the man he is now. Even though he may not have been a very likable person for a good part of his life he was still honest about why, and through his story many people will better understand what it is like to be an alcoholic and what it is like to care about an alcoholic.
I am not able to compare this book to anything else that I have read or listened to.
I especially liked the ending when he finally got himself straightened out and looked out the window and remembered where he had been sleeping many years ago. His true love of the United States and his belief that anything is possible here really comes across in this book.
Yes, it was. I listened to this while at work....and then I listened to it again.
I love that Craig read this book himself. I'm not sure I would have been able to get into it as much if it had been read by anyone else. Since I am a fan of Craig's and I am familiar with his voice and the way he speaks, it was easy for me get right into his story as he was telling it himself. I have always enjoyed his original sense of humor and I don't think anyone else could have come across as funny and honest as he did. Of course, as he says in his book, listening to him talk is quite enjoyable also. I listen to audio books several times a week because I often work alone, and this is at the top of my list of favorites. This is a must for any Craig Ferguson fan.
Heartwarming, entertaining, motivating, Craig Ferguson's honesty about his life is one of the qualities that I love most about him. The audiobook or hard copy are definitely worth buying!