Andrew McCarthy Headed To Corte Madera On Booking Signing Tour

Andrew McCarthy (Photo by Matt Carr/Getty Images)

CORTE MADERA (CBS News) – Andrew McCarthy the actor-turned-award-winning travel writer is scheduled to release a new travel book, “The Longest Way Home,” about how traveling changed his life. In late September, McCarthy will have a book signing event at Book Passage in Corte Madera.

McCarthy, who struggled with alcoholism, writes a revealing memoir about how travel helped him overcome his fears and become the man he wanted to be.

The book documents his seven exotic trips, from Mount Kilimanjaro, to the Costa Rican rainforests to a riverboat on the Amazon.


Andrew McCarthy Headed To Corte Madera On Booking Signing Tour

(Credit: Free Press)

“Travel – especially by people who rarely do it – is often dismissed as a luxury and an indulgence,” McCarthy explains. “For me, travel has rarely been about escape; it’s often not even about a particular destination. The motivation is to go-to meet life, and myself, head-on along the road.”

McCarthy starred in Brat Pack films “Pretty in Pink” and “St. Elmo’s Fire.” Recently, he has appeared in USA’s “White Collar” and has even directed an episode.

“The Longest Way Home” is to be released on Sept. 18 by Free Press, a division of Simon & Schuster.

Simon & Schuster and CBS are owned by the same parent company.

For more information on Andrew McCarthy’s appearance at Book Passage, visit CBS San Francisco Events, here.

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