Andrew McCarthy is a writer, actor, and director. He is an editor-at-large with National Geographic Traveler, and has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Wall Street Journal. The Society of American Travel Writers named him the Travel Journalist of the Year in 2010 and presented him their Grand Award in 2011. Andrew made his acting debut at nineteen and has appeared in dozens of films, including Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo’s Fire, and The Joy Luck Club. In this event, Andrew will offer a special sneak preview of his forthcoming memoir, The Longest Way Home: One Man's Quest for the Courage to Settle Down (Simon & Shuster). The book follows Andrew on 8 pivotal trips in which he confronts the demons of his past in an effort to become the man he knows he can be – a committed husband, father and son. With an irrepressible taste for adventure, candor, and a vivid sense of place, he takes us on a deeply personal journey of self-discovery played out amid some of the world’s most evocative locales, as he makes his way home, to the woman he loves. During this event, not only will you see the book trailer and hear about how Andrew got into travel writing, you will be the first people to hear Andrew deliver a live-reading from his memoir before the book goes on-sale! You’ll also be invited to ask Andrew questions.