The honesty of the author.
The IRA thugs who saved him from getting a bullet in the face. Made me believe that when faced with true and real consequences, even real bad people will make the right call. Too bad those guys aren't standing around anytime someone's about to do something real dumb.
Agree with previous reviewer that while Craig tells the story in a humorous manner, it's not a stand-up routine. As a fan of Craig on the Late, Late Show, which I only get to see occasionally, it was worth it to me to learn more. If this were the same story about someone I was not a fan of, it would still be well written and well performed, but not something I'd spend 7+ hours on. So if you are a fan, I definitely recommend.
Who needs the mall?
I really enjoy Craig on TV. Getting to know more about him was appealing, and he made everything funny.
Absolutely. He is genuinely hilarious.
His thick Scottish brogue. I would listen to this man read the phone book.
Yes, and it wasn't overly long, so I did end up finishing it in about a week.
I purchased this audio book while it was on sale. I thought, "Why not...could be entertaining." I have to say it was entertaining, but it didn't make me laugh out loud. Craig Ferguson did make me say "Ha!" in agreement few times, but I finished his book feeling the same about him as when I started. I don't have a strong desire to start watching his late night show...I don't really want to search for his old stand-up clips...and I don't want to re-watch any Drew Carey shows.
The way Ferguson describes and vocalizes his love of his hometown Glasgow is surprisingly poetic. In fact, there were moments throughout this book that I found Ferguson deep and well-spoken. In fact, I do have an urge to read Between the Bridge and the River. So, I guess Ferguson did end up promoting one of his products well after all.
This would have to be one of the best books I have downloaded. Craig's honesty and wit make this a brutally honest story. I didn't know wether to laugh or cry, but as his story unfolded I did both. A must listen for all fans of Craig Ferguson. This story would not have been as enjoyable if Craig had not narrated it himself.
Craig paints an honest and unsanitized picture of his life, his struggles and his successes. With more lives than a cat and more luck than the Irish, this Scotsman's journey is retold with humor, wit, cheek and a little more humor on top!
Too many memorable moments were related to pick just one.
A fantastic listen. A memorable, humorous and insightful account of a memorable, humorous and utlimately successful life. Story telling at its best. You'll only do yourself a favour if you listen to this fabulous book!
Craig Ferguson is funny in his performances, and funny, in an understated way, in his narrative of his life.
Craig, of course. As the case with others who have been through rehab, he has a clear understanding of his faults and bad choices. He is not preachy, just honest.
The way a Scot says "book", sorta like buuuk! Being Scottish is a key aspect of the book, so it's natural for Craig to narrate. And you would not want a plummy Scottish actor to narrate either.
Actually, it was more one that I reserved for times when I needed for-sure listening pleasure, so I eaked it out. I didn't want it to end.
I now have some of Craig's movies back-orded on Netflix. I've never seen his late night show, but have seen a DVD of his live performance, and the performance rings true to his book.
He's wonderfully straightforward and very funny, doesn't shy away from his past darkness and pettiness, and inspires me with much he's taken responsibility for his life. Plus between his great delivery and the brogue he's a pleasure to listen to. And he makes this cynical reader feel practically patriotic.
Although I am not a fan of the raunchy aspects of Ferguson's late night TV show, I really enjoy his books. They are well-written and well-read. Ferguson sugar-coats nothing and there are lessons to be learned from his experiences. This is the second of his books I have listened to and enjoyed both.
Love a good mystery, but don't care much for pure thrillers.
I don't watch late night TV and am not a fan of Craig Ferguson; however, I had seen him in "Saving Grace" and something else. I was tempted to give the book a try because I like comedy, and this was advertised as a "funny memoir." I found it interesting at times, but neither funny nor entirely believable. It is hard to believe how productive he was, given the extent of his alcoholism and drug addiction. Like many other Hollywood stars, he comes across as a narcissistic bastard. I don't even find his crude humor all that funny, although I might have back when I was in high school. I will give him credit for his performance; he is a good narrator.
Prolific reader, writer of short stories, novels and non-fiction.
In the comedy-memoir genre, it ranks up there with Bossypants for me.
Yes, I'd listen to Craig again. His story is authentic and there's wry humour and honesty, without a hint of pathos or arrogance. The love of his family - and the women in his life - shines through. This is a man who has learned from his life choices and I was glad to hear that, in the end, he triumphed.
He has a great voice and good pacing, when he tried other accents, they were believable. HIs choice of words was authentic. There was a clear arc in the telling - starting off young and exuberant and ending up older and wiser, despite being battered along the way. He has a deft hand - didn't overplay the drunkenness, drugs or his sorrow at what had gone wrong. He's consistently likable, grateful and positive.
Very enjoyable. I'm going to PVR or YouTube-search his shows, so that I can see him in action.