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review Riding the Elephant A Memoir of Altercations Humiliations Hallucinations and Observations Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ Riding the Elephant A Memoir of Altercations Humiliations Hallucinations and Observations Author Craig Ferguson –P 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 the Elephant A Memoir of PDF 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 the Elephant A Memoir of PDF his lif. Yes five stars But hear me out Even though I have long loved Craig Ferguson since Drew Carey this guy is a really really good writer I thought so when I finished reading his only novel Between the Bridge and the River and I think so nowDon’t expect Shakespeare Obviously And don’t expect PlatoBut Ferguson’s “memoir” this is not his autobiography which he published over ten years ago and I haven’t read is a captivating lively smart surprisingly fair and objective often campy consistently funny and sometimes hilarious read It borders on being downright insightful given the life he’s led an alcoholic dry for almost three decades a stand up comedian a carney an actor a late night talk show host an author a screewriter a divorcee In its “genre” whatever that may be it certainly merits five stars Just four highlights to whet your appetite1 “It’s as if hell had lost its lid” A direct uote from his grandfather’s diary about the first time he experienced being shelled during an attempt to cross No Man’s Land during the First World War2 When he memorably describes his experience using a Japanese public toilet and compares it to the Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas I do not say this lightly I laughed outloud3 “Action creates results not thought” From his ongoing AA sessions Take that self helpers4 The last chapter A “fictional” account of a Scottish woman If it doesn’t warm your heart you don’t have oneYes the book may seem to be that random And it’s certainly that great What are you waiting for Go read it

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Ealing memoir readers will get a look into the mind and recollections of the uniue 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 the Elephant A PDFEPUB #10003 a form of entertainmentIn 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 u. Instagram | Twitter455In my recent review of Educated by Tara Westover as in the review I posted right before this one I said that the attraction memoirs hold for me has nothing to do with the identity of the author and all to do with their experiences I read on paper Contradicting myself almost entirely I picked up Craig Ferguson's latest memoir precisely because of who Craig Ferguson is I'm not sure I would have prioritised it if I had read its synopsis alone but the fact that Craig was one of the first comedians to introduce me to the concept of stand up late night television as it was in the past decade the cultural vortex of American and British he embodied and the notion that comedians have a lot materials than a few random videos on YouTube yes I was not going to give this a missI can definitely say that Ferguson's writing has improved in this one How can I measure someone's writing improvement when I'm comparing two memoirs one might ask Well I couldn't possibly tell you All I can say is I chose the audiobook for both Ferguson's narration is the way to goI think and I liked Riding the Elephant even than American on Purpose The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot I felt that his comedic self shone brighter in this one compared to his earlier memoir that had a lot information on how his life unraveled chronologically which I very much liked but I was mostly aware of through his shows I told you I'm a fan Whilst there were bits and pieces in here that I was already familiar with the way he told his stories made them so enjoyable that I once again laughed out loudI also thought that Riding the Elephant was very much two thingsA An ode to British culture which is and always will be a part of him the way that American on Purpose was a celebration of his chosen home as a naturalised American citizen He is a proud American which doesn't make him any less of a proud Scot and that's that I strategically employ the term British here because a lot of its content has to do with England the time he spent in London his interpretation the country's policies and the way a Scottish person views the English nation Mind you there is no sugarcoating here Craig's opinions do not attempt to coddle and fondle Precisely the reason why I kept smiling and laughing throughout the bookB A love letter to his wife and family I think his life lessons and bright mind led him to become that person that oozes praise and gratitude for his family which has earned my respect He's also well read without attempting to throw it into anyone's face it's so very humbling to witnessSo why knock off half a star you might think Give it a whole 5 you cheapo Now the thing is I very much could I enjoyed this book immensely But it was Ferguson who first planted the seed of the idea that just because you like somebody and that somebody is celebrity you don't automatically stop seeing any fault in them Fame is not to be deified indirectly uoting him here At times I thought that the book tried to please the reader so in sight of this politically correct attire that I might be actually inventing since I have known Ferguson's work to not conform to such patterns whatsoever I thought I should make my point by stating that this was not the best book of all time for me albeit one of my favourites this year So I guess this is very much an overthinking individual writing a redundant paragraph over here HiI think that if you're looking for a laugh or even if you're in the mood to explore any of the subjects mentioned above though someone else's authentic viewpoint you'll very much appreciate Riding the Elephant regardless of who the author is and whether you're a fan of his work For me it elevated the reading experience to know in a sense the voice behind the narrative the person behind the pen As a non British person with a very predictable tendency to romantisise everything British this book was a perfect fit

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Riding the Elephant A Memoir of Altercations Humiliations Hallucinations and ObservationsFrom the comedian actor and former Elephant A PDFEPUB #192 host of The Late Late Show comes an irreverent lyrical memoir in essays featuring his signature witCraig 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 Riding the PDFEPUB or at the time of printing is something of a miracle in itself In Craig's candid and rev. I received a copy of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway Craig Ferguson's memoir is full of laughs reflections and sage advice I enjoyed that the memoir was in the form of essays He was open about his struggle with drugs and alcohol and the impact it had on his life I learned how a pile of dog poop can change your entire year I can never look at NFL mascot matchups uite the same ever again I definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys snarky honest memoirs