05/16/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Craig Ferguson To Open Up On Addiction, Suicide Attempts In Memoir

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).

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