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: in 1993, the washed-up Ferguson washed up in the United States. Finally sober, Ferguson landed a breakthrough part on the hit sitcom The Drew Carey Show, a success that eventually led to his role as the host of CBS's The 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, just before his command performance for the president at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. In American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson talks a red, white, and blue streak about everything our Founding Fathers feared.
©2009 Craig Ferguson; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers
I no longer live in Worcester. I now live in Brooklyn, NY.
Well worth the time to listen to this. Not overdone......good to get the background of this talented, funny man.
This was very raw, truthful and I enjoyed his stories of his early life and the years in New York and in London as a drummer. His life seemed tragic, and sometimes sad, but this made me care about him even more. My only issue with him was that he kept stating, "Separation of church and state comes from the Constitution". That's not true, and many celebrities and politicians say this, but the separation of church and state comes from a ruling by a judge, it is nowhere in the Constitution. Other than that, who wouldn't love him?
His Late-Late Show is on WAY too late for me to watch, so I hardly ever see him, but the title seemed interesting and I gave it a try. First, Craig reading Craig was the best part, his voice is interesting to listen to.
Its not War and Peace, but an interesting story, told well, with humor and humility.
I was aware of Craig Ferguson, but not a watcher of the Late, Late Show, so I wasn't too sure what to expect. Ferguson has had quite a colourful and at times raw life that I didn't expect. But being a comedian, he naturally writes about it in a way that still makes you laugh. Craig's reading of his book is just the icing on the cake. I love the Scottish accent. I really enjoyed this book.
We enjoy listening to biographies military and of course Stephen King
Craig Ferguson discusses his life including all the ups and downs. He is very honest and extremely funny. Easy listenning
Craig Ferguson. Its his autobiography
When he thought he was old enough to quit school and got into drugs
I loved the fact that it was narrated by Craig Ferguson. It's great to hear his story from him. I love his show and this book makes me like him even more.
I'm an avid reader/listener who loves a good yarn, a voice full of character, and a little something to think about. I hate it when a great story is ruined by unnecessary or extreme violence/profanity.
I have and will continue to recommend this book. Craig Ferguson is charming and funny...very funny...but also unexpectedly sincere, intimate, and uplifting.
Tough life transformed.
When he turns his life around.
He brings the person who experienced the story with all the emotion that goes with it.
Craig if very funny and I really enjoy his comedy. It made me think about all I have to be thankful for and thankful for a life worth living (his and mine).
this is a good book for anyone who likes to read about comedians and how they got to where they are.
the fact that the author read it
the honest persona that was given
would've liked to if I have time
I wanted more about the practicalities of hosting a late night show, and less about his childhood and drunken antics.
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