Author of ‘The Longest Way Home’ visits Avon |

Author of ‘The Longest Way Home’ visits Avon

Daily staff report
VAIL CO, Colorado

The community is invited to the Avon Public Library for an author presentation featuring Andrew McCarthy – actor, travel journalist and an editor-at-large at National Geographic Traveler – on Monday at 6 p.m. McCarthy will discuss his recent book, a New York Times Best Seller, “The Longest Way Home: One Man’s Quest for the Courage to Settle Down.”

In “The Longest Way Home,” McCarthy takes readers on a deeply personal journey played out amid some of the world’s most evocative locales. Unable to commit to his fiancee of nearly four years – and with no clear understanding of what’s holding him back – 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.

Booklist said “This is not some memoir written by an actor who fancies himself a world traveler. McCarthy really is a world traveler – and a damned fine writer, too…To readers who think, ‘Andrew McCarthy? Really?’ the answer is a resounding and emphatic yes. Really.”

Named the Society of American Travel Writers 2010 “Travel Journalist of the Year,” McCarthy is best known as an actor, starring in the iconic films “Pretty in Pink,” “St. Elmo’s Fire” and “Less Than Zero.” The Bookworm of Edwards will be on hand to sell books at this event, and McCarthy will sign books.

This program is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended but not required. Call the Avon Public Library for information at 970-949-6797.

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