Andrew McCarthy at Vroman’s

Sep 29, 2012

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Becoming famous amidst the 1980s and (it appears) a reluctant member of the “brat pack,” Andrew McCarthy seems to have spent the intervening years finding his way—in his acting career and his personal life—desiring to move forward via his own direction, and not as a consequence of the Hollywood creation-and-packaging machine. Oh, and he wanted to find the emotional, mental, and spiritual space where he could willingly, contentedly, and happily settle down with his fiancèe Dolores Rice and be a “proper” father to his two children.

Best means to an end: travel.

Now 49 years old, McCarthy will be at Vroman’s this afternoon, discussing and signing The Longest Way Home: One Man’s Quest for the Courage to Settle Down.

He spent 6 months on the road by himself, touring and experiencing Patagonia, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Costa Rica, and the Amazon. As reported by Jessica Gelt of the L.A. Times, McCarthy states, “I was interested in the paradox of trying to find intimacy and connection while going as far away from them (Rice and the kids) as I could possibly get…I travel to find out what I’m feeling.…And I write to figure it out.”

Andrew McCarthy Discusses and Signs The Longest Way Home
Saturday, Sept. 29th, 5 p.m.
Vroman’s, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
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