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

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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. 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.

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05000. ‡aPN1992.4.F47 ‡bA3 2019
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1001 . ‡aFerguson, Craig, ‡d1962- ‡eauthor
2451 . ‡aRiding the elephant : ‡ba memoir of altercations, humiliations, hallucinations, and observations / ‡cCraig Ferguson.
264 1. ‡aNew York, New York : ‡bBlue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, ‡c[2019]
264 4. ‡c©2019
300 . ‡axi, 267 pages ; ‡c24 cm
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier
5050 . ‡aRiding 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.
520 . ‡aCraig 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. 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.
600 0. ‡aFerguson, Craig, ‡d1962-
650 0. ‡aTelevision personalities ‡zUnited States ‡vBiography.
650 0. ‡aComedians ‡zUnited States ‡vBiography.
650 0. ‡aActors ‡zUnited States ‡vBiography.
650 7. ‡aBIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts. ‡2bisacsh
650 7. ‡aHUMOR / Form / Essays. ‡2bisacsh
650 7. ‡aPERFORMING ARTS / Comedy. ‡2bisacsh
655 0. ‡aBiographies.
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