I just got done reading American on purpose by Craig Ferguson and I highly recommend that everyone read it :) It is funny and sad and a couple of times a bit tragic, but well written and, well, there really isn't anything to dislike about it.
So, what's it about? Well, its about growing up in Scotland and wanting more than anything to come to America. Its about all the things that can go wrong in a life, but also that things can and do get better. It isn't really about how Craig Ferguson got famous. It seemed to me that it was more about how Craig Ferguson became himself.
Read it. You'll love it!