Twelve weeks shy of turning 50, McCarthy — an actor, director and award-winning travel writer — is still boyish. His first book, The Longest Way Home: One Man’s Quest for the Courage to Settle Down (Free Press, $26), is being released Tuesday.
It’s part memoir, dealing with his parallel careers in acting and writing, his alcoholism — he’s been sober since 1992, he says — and overcoming his self-doubts and insecurities. And it’s part travelogue about trips to Patagonia, the Amazon and Mt. Kilimanjaro. Over iced tea, he calls it “an internal journey played out externally.” In it, he writes, “Success in acting had given me a persona and a shell of confidence; my travels helped me find myself beneath that persona and fill out that shell with belief. Through travel, I began to grow up.” (Read the rest via Andrew McCarthy settles down by traveling the globe – USATODAY.com)
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