Andrew McCarthy explores the tumultuous, complicated, and circuitous route he's travelled to finally settle down with one woman, whom he married last August. Telling this story through the lens of a series of seven exotic trips he's recently taken all over the world (Patagonia, the Amazon, Costa Rica, Baltimore, Vienna, Kilimanjaro, Galway), he'll write about his wanderlust-and other lusts-and connect his obsession with travel with his phobia of commitment. The story will culminate with one of the most momentous-and terrifying-days of his life: his wedding day.
A thoughtfully observant writer, McCarthy touches on his personal life, his acting career, and his fascination with travel in a truly captivating manner. Genuine and spirited, The Longest Way Home is the fascinating story of how one man's insight into his relationships with both the people closest to him and the places very new to him allowed him to fully commit to another person.
About the Author
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. He lives in New York.
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 11th October 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.34