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Andrew McCarthy | The Longest Way Home: One Man’s Quest for the Courage to Settle Down

Wed, October 3, 2012 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

An entire generation knows Andrew McCarthy as Blaine McDonough from the 1986 John Hughes film Pretty in Pink. For the last decade, McCarthy has been building a formidable reputation in the world of travel writing, including two Lowell Thomas Grand Awards from the Society of American Travel Writers, four North American Travel Journalist Awards, and the 2011 Folio Award. His work has appeared three times in the Best American Travel annual anthology and he is an editor-at-large for National Geographic Traveler. In his memoir, The Longest Way Home: One Man’s Quest for the Courage to Settle Down, McCarthy examines how his experiences travelling the world helped him confront his fear of commitment. 

In conversation with Patrick Stoner, Film Critic, WHYY

Co-presented with the Geographical Society of Pennsylvania

The Geographical Society of Philadelphia would like to invite you to a special wine and cheese reception with Andrew McCarthy and Patrick Stoner at the Rose Tattoo before the event. Use your Free Library of Philadelphia card for discount tickets.

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103