Pretty in Pink's Andrew McCarthy to Write Memoir
Former heartthrob to write about defeating his fear of love
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 14, 2011 10:44 AM CDT
In this Nov. 15, 2010 file photo, actor Andrew McCarthy attends the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1" at Alice Tully Hall in New York.   (Evan Agostini)

(Newser) – Actor and former teen king Andrew McCarthy would rather talk about settling down. The star of such 1980s favorites as St. Elmo's Fire and Pretty in Pink has a deal with Free Press for The Longest Way Home, a memoir about settling down. The publisher announced yesterday that the book is due in the fall of 2012. The 48-year-old McCarthy is now a popular travel writer. He will write about how his journeys helped him defeat his fears of love and commitment. McCarthy is planning to marry, for a second time, this summer.