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American on purpose : the improbable adventures of an unlikely patriot

Author: Craig Ferguson
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2009.
Series: New York Times best sellers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Biography
Named Person: Craig Ferguson; Craig Ferguson; Craig Ferguson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Ferguson
ISBN: 9780061719547 0061719544
OCLC Number: 317472078
Description: xiv, 268 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 A Seat at the Table 1 --
2 Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor 8 --
3 The Attic 14 --
4 Astronaut 19 --
5 James the First 25 --
6 Brick House 31 --
7 Satori in Long Island 35 --
8 Running the Gauntlet 43 --
9 Eldorado 52 --
10 The Filth and the Fury 59 --
11 The Real World 66 --
12 Love and Sex 72 --
13 Dreamboy 77 --
14 Art School 81 --
15 A Clever and Patient Monster 89 --
16 Tripping 94 --
17 Anne 101 --
18 New York 107 --
19 Adventures in the Big City 114 --
20 Seeting the Tone 22 --
21 The Gong Show 129 --
22 The Rise of (Bing) Hitler 135 --
23 Edinburgh, 1986 140 --
24 On the Train 146 --
25 Jimmy's Wedding 154 --
26 The Aspirations of a Phony Englishman 158 --
27 The End of Daze 167 --
28 Rehab 173 --
29 Reboot 179 --
30 Buying a Knife 185 --
31 Providence 190 --
32 Scottish Women 195 --
33 Dudley and Jadis 202 --
34 The Aspirations of a Phony Frenchman 207 --
35 The Fat Man, the Gay Man, Vempires, and Marriage 213 --
36 America the Beautiful 219 --
37 Success and Failure 224 --
38 Fater 229 --
39 Crash 233 --
40 Between th eBridge and the River 237 --
41 Latecomer 242 --
42 Riding the Pass 250 --
43 Feeding the Beast 254 --
44 Settling Down 260 --
45 American on Purpose 263.
Series Title: New York Times best sellers.
Responsibility: Craig Ferguson.
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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.

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