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Craig Ferguson Writing Tell-All Book

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May 08, 2008 | 4:44am EDT

TV host Craig Ferguson is to write a shocking tell-all autobiography chronicling his past drug addictions and the depression that once led to a failed suicide attempt.

The Scottish-born comedian grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, and tried out numerous different careers before he moved to America in the 1990s and shot to fame on hit TV program The Drew Carey Show. The new book--titled America On Purpose--will detail his previous work in a punk-rock band, as a club bouncer and a construction worker.

It will also reveal his dark days as an alcoholic and the moment he considered committing suicide by jumping off London's Tower Bridge in 1991--insisting the only reason he didn't do it was because he was offered another drink and simply "forgot" to carry out his plan.

The Late Late Show host tells New York Post gossip column PageSix that he is writing the book "in the hope that it will inspire other alcoholic, punk-rock drummers from Scotland."

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