Riding the Elephant: A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations, and Observations

Riding the Elephant: A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations, and Observations

by Craig Ferguson

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Overview

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, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525533917
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 572
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Craig Ferguson has worked as a drummer, a bartender, a stand-up comedian, a producer and an actor. He is the author of a bunch of screenplays, a few of which have actually been made into talking pictures. He wrote the novel Between the Bridge and the River and the memoir American on Purpose and with his friends Geoff, a sassy robot, and Secretariat, a comedy horse, he hosted a late night talk show on American television for ten years. He lives in Scotland.

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Riding the Elephant: A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations, and Observations 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 2 days ago
normally I’m not a fan of bathroom humor; but, I laughed out loud at his description of his experience with a toilet in Japan. I’m sure I will never view the fountains outside the Bellagio in Vegas the same way.
Anonymous 13 days ago
Wow. It was funny and raw and so honest. It made me grin and, sometimes, put a giant, sentimental lump in my throat. I had no idea Mr. Ferguson was such a talented writer. I can’t wait for the next book!