American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot (Paperback)

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    In American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson delivers a moving and achingly funny memoir of living the American dream as he journeys from the mean streets of Glasgow, Scotland, to the comedic promised land of Hollywood. Along the way he stumbles through several attempts to make his mark—as a punk rock musician, a construction worker, a bouncer, and, tragically, a modern dancer.

    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: success on the hit sitcom The Drew Carey Show, and later as the host of CBS's 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.

    In American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson talks a red, white, and blue streak about everything our Founding Fathers feared.

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    ISBN 9780061998492
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
    Format Paperback
    Pages 268
    Publisher Date 2010-05-11 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Perennial
    Copyright Year 2010
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.5 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot
    Edition Number 1
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Ferguson, Craig
    Country of Origin United States

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      Anyone who watches his TV show will appreciate his humor and honesty. I enjoyed reading about his life and how he struggled and overcame his addictions, fears, etc. I'm a "reader" and this might be considered "light" reading, but the message was excellent.

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