Latenight talker Craig Ferguson is taking his act to the page.
Ferguson has inked a deal with HarperCollins to write his memoirs. "American on Purpose" is set to be published in fall 2009.
Book will follow Ferguson's journey from a small town in Scotland to the U.S., with stops along the way as a punk rocker, a dancer, a bouncer and a construction worker. Host will also elaborate on his battles with drugs and alcohol -- addictions he's frequently discussed on "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" -- and his suicide attempts.
Ferguson cleaned up and eventually landed a role on "The Drew Carey Show," which led to his gig on the "Late Late Show" (which he's hosted for more than three years).