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The Resource American on purpose: : the improbable adventures of an unlikely patriot, Craig Ferguson, (electronic resource)

American on purpose: : the improbable adventures of an unlikely patriot, Craig Ferguson, (electronic resource)

Label
American on purpose: : the improbable adventures of an unlikely patriot
Title
American on purpose:
Title remainder
the improbable adventures of an unlikely patriot
Statement of responsibility
Craig Ferguson
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
  • 791.4502/8092
  • B
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Narrated by Craig Ferguson
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
American on purpose: : the improbable adventures of an unlikely patriot, Craig Ferguson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11586513
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Publication
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unknown
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digital storage
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unknown
Control code
MWT11586513
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  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 24 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9780061961458
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11586513
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unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11586513
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
American on purpose: : the improbable adventures of an unlikely patriot, Craig Ferguson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11586513
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11586513
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 24 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780061961458
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11586513
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11586513
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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