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
Yes -- this was a really funny story told by a funny person and interestingly enough I even think some nice little life lessons thrown in. It was great and I will have it on the iPod/Pad/thingy to listen to again on another long trip
Too many to name
No he was new to me but now I will seek him out.
He tells his story without leaving anything out. Interesting, sad, happy and funny. I was already hooked on Craig Ferguson before I read this. In the book he bares his soul.
Good read not too long.
Being of Scottish extraction and a proud American citizen I looked forward to a story about a fellow Scot that discovered his dreams in this country. The book was rated so high I thought it would be a funny book because I found itin the comedy category. The author spent the first part of the book on an ill informerd liberal rant about President Bush and Vice President Cheney. He did not argue against their policies just made fun of how they talked and how they were related to the devil. Not real funny. If I wanted this drivel I would have bought the crap from John Stewart or Bill Mahar. (Upon looking further Audible considers their book as comedies too...) The author should have gone to France if he wanted the socialist crap that he apparently missing.
Does not matter
Was mis-catalogued. This was not a comedy.
I like Craig Ferguson a lot and I did love that he read the book. I just didn't think his life, life lessons etc were very remarkable. Sorry Craig.
I was so disappointed by this book. After seeing dozens of his monologues, I figured this book would be hilarious (e.g., Stephen Colbert). But it seems like he either didn't put in the time or didn't recruit the help of additional writers, as on his show. I'm not saying it's not 'good', just not very funny.
Avid audiobook addict!
Reads like a blog--self-indulgent of course, but also surprisingly unfunny. Don't bother getting this unless you're already a big fan of this guy--I'd never heard of him, and shouldn't have wasted my money.
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