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Riding the Elephant A Memoir of Altercations Humiliations Hallucinations and Observations

From the comedian actor and former host of The Late Late Show comes an irreverent lyrical memoir in essays featuring his signature witCraig Ferguson has defied the odds his entire life He has failed when he should have succeeded and succeeded when he should have failed The fact that he is neither dead nor in a locked facility at the time of printing is something of a miracle in itself In Craig's candid and reve I received a copy of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway Craig Ferguson's memoir is full of laughs reflections and sage advice I enjoyed that the memoir was in the form of essays He was open about his struggle with drugs and alcohol and the impact it had on his life I learned how a pile of dog poop can change your entire year I can never look at NFL mascot matchups uite the same ever again I definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys snarky honest memoirs

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Aling memoir readers will get a look into the mind and recollections of the uniue and twisted Scottish American who became a national hero for pioneering the world's first TV robot skeleton sidekick and reviving two dudes in a horse suit dancing as a form of entertainmentIn Riding the Elephant there are some stories that are too graphic for television too politically incorrect for social media or too meditative Craig Ferguson is a very funny man In this book he manages to talk about the depression drug and alcohol abuse he's dealt with over his life and is funny about it If you're a fan of Ferguson you'll like this book As a memoir on it's own I didn't gain any new insights or anything but I still enjoyed the read First & Then the mind and recollections of Painting Garden Birds with Sherry C. Nelson (Decorative Painting) the uniue and Ella Puede! twisted Scottish American who became a national hero for pioneering Newlyweds Anal Lessons the world's first TV robot skeleton sidekick and reviving The Millionairess two dudes in a horse suit dancing as a form of entertainmentIn Riding Elements of the Writing Craft the Elephant Me Tawk Funny there are some stories E.E. Cummings that are Judgment Day too graphic for Bumperhead television The Wondrous And True Story Of Christmas too politically incorrect for social media or The Women on the Island too meditative Craig Ferguson is a very funny man In Digital Painting, 37 Intermediate Tricks and Techniques this book he manages How to Keep a Sketchbook Journal to Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. (P.S.) talk about Me So Pretty! (Pretty Freekin Scary, the depression drug and alcohol abuse he's dealt with over his life and is funny about it If you're a fan of Ferguson you'll like The Witchs Coven this book As a memoir on it's own I didn't gain any new insights or anything but I still enjoyed Supplementary Exercises for Introducing Biblical Hebrew by Allen P. Ross the read

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For a stand up comedy performance Craig discusses his deep love for his native Scotland examines his profound psychic change brought on by fatherhood and looks at aging and mortality with a perspective that he was incapable of as a younger man Each story is strung together in a colorful tapestry that ultimately reveals a complicated man who has learned to process and even enjoy the unusual trajectory of his li Yes five stars But hear me out Even though I have long loved Craig Ferguson since Drew Carey this guy is a really really good writer I thought so when I finished reading his only novel Between the Bridge and the River and I think so nowDon’t expect Shakespeare Obviously And don’t expect PlatoBut Ferguson’s “memoir” this is not his autobiography which he published over ten years ago and I haven’t read is a captivating lively smart surprisingly fair and objective often campy consistently funny and sometimes hilarious read It borders on being downright insightful given the life he’s led an alcoholic dry for almost three decades a stand up comedian a carney an actor a late night talk show host an author a screewriter a divorcee In its “genre” whatever that may be it certainly merits five stars Just four highlights to whet your appetite1 “It’s as if hell had lost its lid” A direct uote from his grandfather’s diary about the first time he experienced being shelled during an attempt to cross No Man’s Land during the First World War2 When he memorably describes his experience using a Japanese public toilet and compares it to the Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas I do not say this lightly I laughed outloud3 “Action creates results not thought” From his ongoing AA sessions Take that self helpers4 The last chapter A “fictional” ? account of a Scottish woman If it doesn’t warm your heart you don’t have oneYes the book may seem to be that random And it’s certainly that great What are you waiting for? Go read it

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