American on Purpose by Craig Ferguson
The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

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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.
 

About Craig Ferguson

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Craig Ferguson is the host of The Late Late Show. He is the author of the novel Between the Bridge and the River and lives in Los Angeles, California.
 
Published September 10, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 290 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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The Scottish-born comedian tells his story without jokes getting in the way.

Oct 04 2009 | Read Full Review of American on Purpose: The Impr...

Examiner

If you've never watched The Late Late Show, with Craig Ferguson, you are seriously missing out.

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Examiner

From many accounts, growing up in Scotland as early ago as the sixties, wasn't easy, and Craig Ferguson, host of the Late Late Show confirms this.

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Book Reporter

If you've ever seen or heard Craig Ferguson, one thing is painfully clear immediately: aside from him being incredibly funny, he isn't from around here.

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Pajiba

After regularly watching “The Late Late Show,” following Craig Ferguson on Twitter, and reading American on Purpose all at the same time, I started to feel a bit stalker-y.

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The Gospel Coalition

If you enjoy The Late Late Show and are a fan of Craig Ferguson, I can understand why you might want to read it.

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State Journal-Register

Craig Ferguson, by his own account, is a Scotsman with a brogue and excellent teeth.

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The New York Times

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The Scottish-born comedian tells his story without jokes getting in the way.

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