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Author Ferguson, Craig
Title American on purpose: the improbable adventures of an unlikely patriot [downloadable music] / Craig Ferguson
Publisher [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers : Made available through hoopla, 2009
 
 
Edition Unabridged
Descript 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 24 min.)) : digital
Note Digital content provided by hoopla
Performer(S) Narrated by Craig Ferguson
Summary 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
Tech Details Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Ferguson, Craig, 1962-
Television personalities -- United States -- Biography
Comedians -- United States -- Biography
Actors -- United States -- Biography
Comedians -- Scotland -- Biography
Scots -- United States -- Biography
Scottish Americans -- Biography
Alt Author Ferguson, Craig. Narrator.
hoopla digital
ISBN 9780061961458
0061961450
Music # MWT11586513

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