Actor, director and writer, Andrew McCarthy has a first novel out that I am enjoying. You might know him best from Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo’s Fire, Less Tan Zero, Weekend at Bernies or Mannequin. Most recently, he starred on Broadway, and is a a highly regarded television director; having directed Orange is the New Black, The Blacklist, Grace and Frankie, and many others.
Simultaneously, McCarthy is an award winning travel writer. He is an editor-at-large at National Geographic Traveler, and has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times.
His travel memoir, THE LONGEST WAY HOME, became a New York Times Best Seller.
His debut novel, JUST FLY AWAY, is hot off the presses. The book is a young adult novel, and his upcoming appearance for his book tour at the Minneapolis Central Library (300 Nicholett Mall, Minneapolis) on Wednesday, April 12th. at 7pm. To read all about his well rounded experiences after the brat pack, check out more here. You can also order his book, JUST FLY AWAY.
And for our St. Louis Listeners, Andrew will be at the St Louis County Library With the Novel Neighbor, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St Louis, MO 63131