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Virtual event with Andrew McCarthy/Brat

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Virtual event with Andrew McCarthy/Brat
Join Anderson's Bookshops for a virtual event with 80's Brat Pack member Andrew McCarthy to celebrate the release of his newest book, Brat: An 80's Story!  Andrew will be in conversation with journalist Nathalie Atkinson. 

Please note that we can only ship to US addresses!  Please choose the ticket that includes shipping if you would like your book mailed to you.


More about the book:

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.

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 the author:


Since starring in the movies he recounts throughout BratAndrew McCarthy has become a director, an award-winning travel writer, and a bestselling author. He has directed more than eighty hours of television, including Orange is the New Black, The Blacklist, Gossip Girl, and many others. For a dozen years he served as editor at large at National Geographic Traveler, and his award-winning travel writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, TIME, and elsewhere. He is the author a travel memoir, The Longest Way Home, and a young-adult novel, Just Fly Away—both New York Times bestsellers.


Nathalie Atkinson is a contributing writer for The Globe and Mail. With a wide critical and interview range, she contributes to Arts, Books and Film. Her regular culture column appears in the weekend Pursuits section. Previously, Nathalie covered arts and culture for the National Post, where as a critic, culture columnist, and Style editor she earned many accolades (among them numerous Society for News Design awards). Prior to that Nathalie contributed to The Globe's Report on Business and Books sections (2002-2009). Her work has appeared in many publications ranging from Toronto Life, Readers Digest, Chatelaine, FASHION, and Zoomer, to BBC Culture and New York magazine. She is a frequent guest lecturer, host, and interviewer at cultural institutions, film festivals, and literary events across the country.

Nathalie is a member of the Toronto Film Critics’ Association, the creator and host of film series Designing the Movies, and an unapologetic Agatha Christie enthusiast.

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