One Man's Quest for the Courage to Settle Down
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Featuring: Andrew McCarthy
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WITH AN IRREPRESSIBLE TASTE for adventure, candor,
and a vivid sense of place, award-winning travel writer and
actor Andrew McCarthy takes us on a deeply personal journey
played out amid some of the world’s most evocative locales.
Unable to commit to his fiancÉe of nearly four
years—and with no clear understanding of what’s holding him
back—Andrew McCarthy finds himself at a crossroads, plagued
by doubts that have clung to him for a lifetime. Something
in his character has kept him always at a distance,
preventing him from giving himself wholeheartedly to the
woman he loves and from becoming the father that he knows
his children deserve. So before he loses everything he cares
about, Andrew sets out to look for answers.
up the treacherous slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, dodging
gregarious passengers aboard an Amazonian riverboat, and
trudging through dense Costa Rican rain forests—Andrew takes
us on exotic trips to some of the world’s most beautiful
places, but his real journey is one of the spirit.
his soul-searching voyages, Andrew traces the path from his
New Jersey roots, where acting saved his life—and early fame
almost took it away—to his transformation into a leading
travel writer. He faces the real costs of his early success
and lays bare the evolving nature of his relationships with
women. He explores a strained bond with his father, and how
this complex dynamic shapes his own identity as a parent.
Andrew charts his journey from ambivalence to confidence,
from infidelity and recklessness to acceptance and a deeper
understanding of the internal conflicts of his life.
A gifted writer with an unsparing eye, Andrew
relishes bizarre encounters with the characters whom he
encounters, allowing them to challenge him in unexpected
ways. He gets into peculiar, even dangerous situations that
put him to the test—with mixed results. Disarmingly likable,
Andrew is open, honest, and authentic on every page, and
what emerges is an intimate memoir of self-discovery and an
unforgettable love song to the woman who would be his wife.
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