American on Purpose
|September 22, 2009|
|Media type||Audiobook, Ebook, Print (hardcover)|
The book details various experiences over several decades in Ferguson's life from his days in Scotland through his migration to the United States; the rise of his performing career in the United Kingdom, then Hollywood, and eventual acquisition of US citizenship in early 2008. He tells about his assorted jobs as a musician in a punk rock band, a bouncer, a construction worker, comic and actor along the way, as well as his struggle with alcoholism, past recreational drug use, and contemplation of suicide at a low point in his life.
A few weeks before and after the book went on sale, Ferguson's The Late Late Show featured a recurring segment called "Celebrities Read Excerpts from Craig's Book", with various celebrity guests reading anecdotes from the book in a green-screened library set.
- HarperCollins book page
- Shaun Robinson (Reporter), Craig Ferguson (2010). Craig Ferguson Surprised Over 2011 Grammy Nomination For Best Spoken Word Album (Interview). Los Angeles, CA: Access Hollywood. Retrieved on 2011-2-12.
- "Grammy Awards 2011: Complete nominees for 53rd Grammy Awards". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-02-12.