Kathie Lee & Hoda: Andrew McCarthy ‘The Longest Way Home’ Review

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Kathie Lee & Hoda: Andrew McCarthy Interview

If you were a teenage girl in the 1980s, chances are you had his poster on your wall. From St. Elmo’s Fire to Weekend at Bernie’s and Pretty in Pink, Andrew McCarthy was everywhere. Besides all the acting, he is also a travel writer, which he writes about in his new memoir called The Longest Way Home: One Man’s Quest for the Courage to Settle Down.

Andrew McCarthy: Brat Pack Member

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Andrew McCarthy 'The Longest Way Home' Review

Andrew McCarthy, best known as a member of the Brat Pack from the 1980s, is also a writer and he talked with the ladies about his book The Longest Way Home.

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He may have broken Molly Ringwald’s heart in Pretty in Pink, but he had a lot of teenage girls hearts a flutter. He was a member of the infamous Brat Pack, which included Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez and Demi Moore. All of them had great success in movies with McCarthy. Kathie Lee said it looked like he had a hard time watching the clips from his movies. Andrew said no, it was very sweet and he never thought the movies would hold up at the time, so it is amazing.

Hoda said he was part of the Brat Pack, but he tends to be a loner. Andrew said he tends to be solitary, so it was one of those strange ironies that he was lumped into that group. He said now it has come to represent an affectionate thing and it is a nice thing.

Andrew McCarthy: The Longest Way Home Review

Hoda said some people are calling his book the Eat, Pray, Love for guys. He said he doesn’t know if it is for guys, but it is in the male’s perspective and that is a nice compliment because that was a terrific book. He would do movies in exotic lands and he said he would find himself traveling off and when movies ended he would stay longer than expected. He started to write for travel magazines and winning awards.

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