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American on Purpose

Craig Ferguson

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: 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.

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: 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.
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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: 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.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 25m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

02:31


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:32


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:17


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:44


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:39


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:33


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:46


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:48


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:41


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

13:18


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:35


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

10:08


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:41


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

11:04


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

00:37