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American on Purpose

(2009)
A Memoir
A non fiction book by

 
 
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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Hardback Editions

September 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot
Author(s): Craig Ferguson
ISBN: 0-06-171954-4 / 978-0-06-171954-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Paperback Editions

May 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot
Author(s): Craig Ferguson
ISBN: 0-06-199849-4 / 978-0-06-199849-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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September 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot
Author(s): Craig Ferguson
ISBN: 0-06-188545-2 / 978-0-06-188545-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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Audio Editions

September 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: American on Purpose CD: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot
Author(s): Craig Ferguson
ISBN: 0-06-184193-5 / 978-0-06-184193-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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September 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot
Author(s): Craig Ferguson
ISBN: 1-4332-9499-0 / 978-1-4332-9499-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

September 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot
Author(s): Craig Ferguson
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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