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Craig Ferguson

Autor(a) de American on Purpose

25+ Works 2,158 Membros 93 Críticas 8 Favorited

About the Author

Craig Ferguson is the host of The Late Late Show. He is the author of the novel Between the Bridge and the River and lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Obras por Craig Ferguson

American on Purpose (2009) 1,194 exemplares
Between the Bridge and the River (2006) 668 exemplares
Saving Grace [2000 film] (2000) — Screenplay and Actor — 57 exemplares
Doc Martin: Series 1 (2004) — Creator — 40 exemplares
I'll Be There (2003) 9 exemplares
I'm Here To Help (2013) 7 exemplares
Doc Martin: Series 1-5 plus the Movies (2013) — Writer — 7 exemplares
Does This Need To Be Said (2011) 5 exemplares
Niagara Motel (2008) 3 exemplares
DVD Book Leeds (DVD Books) (2008) 2 exemplares

Associated Works

Brave [2012 film] (2012) — Actor — 960 exemplares
How to Train Your Dragon [2010 film] (2010) — Voice — 862 exemplares
Winnie the Pooh [2011 film] (2011) — Actor — 162 exemplares
The Big Tease [1999 film] (1982) 22 exemplares
Modern Vampires [1998 film] (2003) 7 exemplares
Then Came You [2020 film] — Actor — 7 exemplares
Winnie the Pooh: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2011) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares

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This is a literary slideshow through the author's life. It shows some nice photos and some nasty ones, all of them commented with witty and self-deprecating humor. I wish we could stop and go deeper with a few ones, but the author allows just a glance and pushes forward...

I have serious doubts if this book was written for readers, it feels like it was written more for the author. It gives him a chance to appreciate everyone who supported, inspired, or influenced him. I mean EVERYONE, even nameless drunkards that happened to be in a right place and time. There are numerous short episodes in this book that could've been cut out as they are not really interesting or meaningful for the whole arc... but I believe there were kept to not miss any character that shaped Craig into a person who he is now.

If you've ever watched the Late Late Show, you'll get exactly the kind of humor you'd expect. It's light, funny, and can unexpectedly turn very dark and serious... for a moment. It helps to go softly through the trauma of poverty, alcoholism, drug addiction, personal and professional failures, keeping them all at a distance for most of the time. I liked the short serious bits that felt more sincere and I wish they were longer.

Overall, it's a good book. There are some laughing-out-loud funny moments and some painful ones as well. I recommend the audiobook read by the author for an extra dose of Scottish accent and authenticity.
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sperzdechly | 57 outras críticas | Jan 1, 2024 |
I am not going to make a claim that this is high art but was a great read. His life was interesting and I admit to seeing some of the struggles of my life in his book. I have of course not dealt with them quite as spectacularly as he has.
 
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cdaley | 57 outras críticas | Nov 2, 2023 |
I enjoyed this book but not as much as I did American On Purpose.
When I read American On Purpose it felt like I was getting a "behind the scenes" look at Craig Ferguson and I was getting to know him better. In Riding The Elephant it felt more like we were sitting, having coffee and he was going "did I tell you about..."
Don't get me wrong, it was a nice read but it felt a bit too random for me.
 
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Tom.Morrison | 4 outras críticas | Nov 1, 2023 |
What a strange book! I enjoyed it very much and I only meant the most positive version of "strange" but still, strange...
 
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Tom.Morrison | 27 outras críticas | Nov 1, 2023 |

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Obras
25
Also by
9
Membros
2,158
Popularidade
#11,912
Avaliação
4.0
Críticas
93
ISBN
40
Línguas
2
Marcado como favorito
8

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