Riding the Elephant

A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations, and Observations
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Author(s): Craig Ferguson
Awards:2020-Humor-Finalist-Audies
Original Publish Date: May 07, 2019
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.05 hours)
Product Number: Z100142622
Released: May 07, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781984841971
Narrator/s: Craig Ferguson
Publisher: Books on Tape
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From the comedian, actor, and former host of The Late Late Show comes an irreverent, lyrical memoir in essays featuring his signature wit. 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, listeners 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. Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times/Contour by Getty Images

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Author(s): Craig Ferguson
Product Number EB00734369
Released: May 07, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
ISBN: #9780525533931

Professional reviews

"If eclectic, sharp-witted observations on a well-lived life presented in a lyrical style are your cup of tea, Craig Ferguson's words and skillful audio performance will amuse and entertain. Ferguson, best known for his 10 years at the helm of CBS's "Late Late Show," liberally employs his Scottish lilt in a narration that enhances the stronger pieces and strengthens the weaker ones. Nearly every social issue is addressed, including fatherhood, mortality, and the corporate politics of network television and other parts of the entertainment industry. This is a more introspective examination than his previous excellent memoir, AMERICAN ON PURPOSE. Poignant, candid, and authentic listening is the reward for persisting through some occasionally profane language. W.A.G. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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