American on Purpose

American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot
American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot is a memoir written by entertainer Craig Ferguson.wikipedia
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Craig Ferguson

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American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot is a memoir written by entertainer Craig Ferguson.
Ferguson has also written three books: Between the Bridge and the River, a novel; American on Purpose, a memoir; and Riding the Elephant: A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations & Observations.

Citizenship of the United States

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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.

Punk rock

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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.

Bouncer (doorman)

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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.

Construction worker

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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.

Comedian

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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.

Recreational drug use

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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.

Audiobook

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In December 2010 the audiobook version, read by Ferguson, was nominated for a Best Spoken Word Album Grammy.

Grammy Award

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In December 2010 the audiobook version, read by Ferguson, was nominated for a Best Spoken Word Album Grammy.

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

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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.

Chroma key

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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.

Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album

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Helen Atkinson-Wood

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Craig Ferguson wrote in his book American on Purpose in which he writes that he and Atkinson-Wood were in a romantic relationship that lasted five years.