American on Purpose by Craig Ferguson audiobook

American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

By Craig Ferguson
Read by Craig Ferguson

HarperAudio
7.41 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780061961458

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“With American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson somehow manages to avoid the pitfalls of self-indulgence and self-importance that plague most (okay, all) Hollywood autobiographies. He has, instead, written a book that is hilarious and irrepressibly daft, yet also kind, poignant, and undeniably wise. It was a joy to read.”  — Dennis Lehane, New York Times Bestselling author of The Given Day 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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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A 2001 Grammy Award Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album

A USA Today bestseller

A Los Angeles Times bestseller

A 2009 iTunes Best Nonfiction Pick

Selected for the October 2009 Indie Next List

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

Amazon Best Books of the Year, 2009

“With American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson somehow manages to avoid the pitfalls of self-indulgence and self-importance that plague most (okay, all) Hollywood autobiographies. He has, instead, written a book that is hilarious and irrepressibly daft, yet also kind, poignant, and undeniably wise. It was a joy to read.”  — Dennis Lehane, New York Times Bestselling author of The Given Day

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“With American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson somehow manages to avoid the pitfalls of self-indulgence and self-importance that plague most (okay, all) Hollywood autobiographies. He has, instead, written a book that is hilarious and irrepressibly daft, yet also kind, poignant, and undeniably wise. It was a joy to read.”  Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author
“A great read…Almost as good as my memoir.” Carrie Fisher, New York Times bestselling author
“Hilariously vivid.” People
“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.” Associated Press

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Author

Author Bio: Craig Ferguson

Author Bio: Craig Ferguson

Craig Ferguson is the host of The Late Late Show. He has worked as a drummer, a bartender, a stand-up comedian, and an actor on The Drew Carey Show. His novel, Between the Bridge and the River, was published in 2006. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 7.41
Audience: Adult
Language: English