Meet the Author: Andrew McCarthy

Meet author, actor and television director Andrew McCarthy at Square Books, Friday, March 22nd @ 2 PM. Welcome Andrew when he stops by Square Books for an afternoon signing only. 

About Brat: An '80s Story

Fans of Patti Smith's Just Kids and Rob Lowe's Stories I Only Tell My Friends will love this beautifully written, entertaining, and emotionally honest memoir by an actor, director, and author who found his start as an 80s Brat pack member, now in paperback.
 Most people know Andrew McCarthy from his movie roles in Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo's Fire, Weekend at Bernie's, and Less than Zero, and as a charter member of Hollywood's Brat Pack. That iconic group of ingenues and heartthrobs included Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, and Demi Moore, and has come to represent both a genre of film and an era of pop culture. In his memoir Brat: An '80s Story, McCarthy focuses his gaze on that singular moment in time. The result is a revealing look at coming of age in a maelstrom, reckoning with conflicted ambition, innocence, addiction, and masculinity. New York City of the 1980s is brought to vivid life in these pages, from scoring loose joints in Washington Square Park to skipping school in favor of the dark revival houses of the Village where he fell in love with the movies that would change his life. Filled with personal revelations of innocence lost to heady days in Hollywood with John Hughes and an iconic cast of characters, Brat is a surprising and intimate story of an outsider caught up in a most unwitting success.

About Walking with Sam: A Father, a Son, and Five Hundred Miles Across Spain

An intimate, funny, and poignant travel memoir following New York Times bestselling author and actor Andrew McCarthy as he walks the Camino de Santiago with his son Sam.
 
When Andrew McCarthy's eldest son began to take his first steps into adulthood, McCarthy found himself wishing time would slow down. Looking to create a more meaningful connection with Sam before he fled the nest, as well as recreate his own life-altering journey decades before, McCarthy decided the two of them should set out on a trek like few others: 500 miles across Spain's Camino de Santiago.
 
Over the course of the journey, the pair traversed an unforgiving landscape, having more honest conversations in five weeks than they'd had in the preceding two decades.  Discussions of divorce, the trauma of school, McCarthy's difficult relationship with his own father, fame, and Flaming Hot Cheetos threatened to either derail their relationship or cement it.  Walking With Sam captures this intimate, candid and hopeful expedition as the father son duo travel across the country and towards one another.

About Just Fly Away

The debut novel from Andrew McCarthyactor, director, and bestselling author of Brat: An 80s Storyis a powerful story about family secrets, first love, the limits of forgiveness, and finding your way in the world.

When fifteen-year-old Lucy Willows discovers that her father has a secret child from a brief affair, she begins to question everything she thinks she knows about her family. How could her father have betrayed them like this? How could her mother forgive him? And why isn’t her sister rocked by the news the way Lucy is? Lucy can’t bring herself to tell her friends, and when she tries to confide in her boyfriend, he doesn’t understand. Fed up with everyone around her and desperate for answers, Lucy runs away to Maine—the home of her mysteriously estranged grandfather—to get to the bottom of her family’s secrets and lies.

About the Authors

Andrew McCarthy is the author of three books, Brat: An '80s StoryJust Fly Away, and The Longest Way Home — all New York Times best sellers. He is an award winning travel writer and served for a dozen years as an editor-at-larger at National Geographic Traveler magazine. Best known as an actor for the past four decades, Andrew has appeared in such iconic films as Pretty in Pink and Less Than Zero. He lives in New York.

Books: 
Brat: An '80s Story By Andrew McCarthy Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538754290
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 10th, 2022

Fans of Patti Smith's Just Kids and Rob Lowe's StoriesI Only Tell My Friends will love this beautifully written, entertaining, and emotionally honest memoir by an actor, director, and author who found his start as an 80s Brat pack member, now in paperback.
 Most people know Andrew McCarthy from his movie roles in Pretty in Pink, St.


Walking with Sam: A Father, a Son, and Five Hundred Miles Across Spain By Andrew McCarthy Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538709207
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 9th, 2023

An intimate, funny, and poignant New York Times bestseling travel memoir following award-winning author and actor Andrew McCarthy as he walks the Camino de Santiago with his son Sam. 
 

When Andrew McCarthy's eldest son began to take his first steps into adulthood, McCarthy found himself wishing time would slow down.


Just Fly Away By Andrew McCarthy Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9781616208004
Availability: Usually Arrives in Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - March 27th, 2018

The debut novel from Andrew McCarthyactor, director, and bestselling author of Brat: An 80s Storyis a powerful story about family secrets, first love, the limits of forgiveness, and finding your way in the world.

When fifteen-year-old Lucy Willows discovers that her father has a secret child from a brief affair, she begins to questi


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Friday, March 22, 2024 - 2:00pm
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