Review: American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot by Craig Ferguson


Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ½
Date read: May 01 to 07, 2011
Read count: 1

Exactly what you’d expect from Craig Ferguson: funny, well-written, bare-all, lots of heart.

I’m not an addict, but I know quite a few recovering ones, and we chose this book for our book club. Ferguson describes addiction and recovery and relapse in tangible prose that makes you think you can imagine what it’s like to have an addiction. That, to me, is an effective memoir. I say “effective” here because I’m one of those people who don’t particularly like nonfiction and steer clear of all memoirs. Only effective memoirs keep me turning the page, and this memoir is one of those rare few. It’s also one of those that I’d reread just for fun; can’t say the same for most memoirs I’ve read–had to read, was assigned to read.

Original review to be found here.


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