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

(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. (Read more Andrew McCarthy stories.)

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