On Friday, May 14 at 7 p.m. the Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Andrew McCarthy, author of Brat: An ‘80’s Story. Library Journal notes that this memoir is “hard to put down” and calls it a “compelling and honest chronicle [that] will not disappoint readers.”
Andrew McCarthy is probably best known for his movie roles in Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo's Fire, Weekend at Bernie's, and Less Than Zero, and as a charter member of Hollywood's Brat Pack. That iconic group of ingenues and heartthrobs included Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, and Demi Moore, and has come to represent both a genre of film and an era of pop culture. In his memoir McCarthy focuses on that singular moment in time. The result is a revealing look at coming of age in a maelstrom, reckoning with conflicted ambition, innocence, addiction, and masculinity.
Since starring in the movies he recounts throughout Brat, McCarthy has directed Orange is the New Black, The Blacklist, Gossip Girl, and many other television shows. For a dozen years he served as editor at large at National Geographic Traveler, and his award-winning travel writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time and elsewhere. He is the author of a travel memoir, The Longest Way Home, and a young-adult novel, Just Fly Away, both New York Times bestsellers.
Copies of Brat will be available for purchase courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Registration for this program is required and a valid email address is required at time of registration. Participants will receive an email invitation to attend the program, hosted on Zoom, a day before the program begins.
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