Riding the elephant : a memoir of altercations, humiliations, hallucinations, and observations

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Published 2019
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Summary:

Craig 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 revealing memoir, readers will get a look into the mind and recollections of the unique 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 entertainment. In Riding the Elephant, there are some stories that are too graphic for television, too politically incorrect for social media, or too meditative 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 life.

ISBN:
9780525533917
0525533915
Description:
xi, 267 pages ; 24 cm
Contents:
Riding the elephant
Mad nomad
Out, damned spot
Dulce et decorum est
An education of sorts
Swim Davie
The festival
A right song and dance
Down under
The helpers
Four queens
Four kings
Love and bullshit
2008
Learning to fly
Therapy
Resentment
A marked man
Japanese bar mitzvah
Morning at LAX
Draining the swamp
Millport
Margaret.
LCCN:
2018045212
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