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Craig Ferguson doesn’t hold back in book

  I grew up on Johnny Carson. I used to adore David Letterman. I tolerate Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon. But oh, that Craig Ferguson. With that heart-melting accent and that devilish twinkle in his eye — now that’s a man who can make me laugh! 
  These days, my late-night heart has been captured by the funny Scotsman-turned-American and his accent! So I was thrilled to learn Ferguson had written a new book, “American On Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot,” a memoir of his life up till now. 
  Telling the story of his extraordinary adventures through life, Ferguson takes his readers from the rough streets of his childhood in Glasgow, Scotland, to his outrageous range of jobs from punk musician to bar bouncer to construction worker — all on his way to making his dream come true of becoming a comedian. 
  Ferguson doesn’t hold back anything as he shares his life. He relates his problems with alcoholism and drugs, his many failed relationships, and his struggles to break into the Hollywood acting community. He certainly paid his dues, over and over again, and but always seemed to be able to bounce back and try again. Finally achieving sobriety and landing a part on “The Drew Carey Show” was the chance he needed, and it was through this that he was asked to audition to be the host of CBS’s "The Late Late Show," a role he shines in today. 
  One reoccurring theme throughout Ferguson’s life was his love of America and his desire to live here. 
  “America gave me everything I have today,” he writes. “It gave me a second chance at life.” 
  He also says “I am the child of two parents and two countries. My mother put the blue in my eyes and my father gave me grit. Scotland made me what I am, and America let me be it.” 
  Ferguson became an American citizen in January 2008, and his book is testimony to his love of his new country and his pride in being the kilt-wearing, flag-waving patriot that he is today.
 

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