In his memoir American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson, host of The Late, Late Show, traces his journey from working-class Glasgow to the comedic limelight of Hollywood and American citizenship. Moving and achingly funny, American on Purpose moves from Ferguson’s early life as an alcoholic to his stint on The Drew Carey Show to his decision to become a U.S. citizen in its unique and honest look at his version of the American dream.
"A fine writer, witty, reflective, and candid.... Ferguson is a kinetic cutup teeming with foolishness, brilliance, defiance, and heart. All this is captured in his book as an entertaining connect-the-dots journey."
A Seat at the Table --- Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor --- The Attic --- Astronaut --- James the First --- Brick House --- Satori in Long Island --- Running the Gauntlet --- Eldorado --- The Filth and the Fury --- The Real World --- Love and Sex --- Dreamboy --- Art School --- A Clever and Patient Monster --- Tripping --- Anne --- New York --- Adventures in the Big City --- Setting the Tone --- The Gong Show --- The Rise of (Bing) Hitler --- Edinburgh, 1986 --- On the Train --- Jimmy's Wedding --- The Aspirations of a Phony Englishman --- The End of Daze --- Rehab --- Reboot --- Buying a Knife --- Providence --- Scottish Women --- Dudley and Jadis --- The Aspirations of a Phony Frenchman --- The Fat Man, the Gay Man, Vampires, and Marriage --- America the Beautiful --- Success and Failure --- Father --- Crash --- Between the Bridge and the River --- Latecomer --- Riding the Pass --- Feeding the Beast --- Settling Down --- American on Purpose.
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 22nd September 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia