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Patti Smith's Just Kids meets Rob Lowe's Stories I Only Tell My Friends in this beautifully written, entertaining and emotionally honest memoir by actor, director, and author, Andrew McCarthy.

Most people know Andrew McCarthy from 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. The iconic group of ingenues and heartthrobs that 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 Brat: An '80s Story, McCarthy focuses his gaze 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. New York City of the 1980's is brought to vivid life in these pages — scoring loose joints in Washington Square Park and skipping school in favor of the dark revival houses of the Village where he fell in love with the movies that would change his life.

Filled with personal revelations of innocence lost to heady days in Hollywood with John Hughes and an iconic cast of characters, Brat is a surprising and intimate story of an outsider caught up in a most unwitting success.

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05/11/2021
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Andrew McCarthy. (2021). Brat: An '80s Story. Unabridged Hachette Book Group.

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Andrew McCarthy. 2021. Brat: An '80s Story. Hachette Book Group.

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Most people know Andrew McCarthy from 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. The iconic group of ingenues and heartthrobs that 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 Brat: An '80s Story, McCarthy focuses his gaze 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. New York City of the 1980's is brought to vivid life in these pages — scoring loose joints in Washington Square Park and skipping school in favor of the dark revival houses of the Village where he fell in love with the movies that would change his life.

Filled with personal revelations of innocence lost to heady days in Hollywood with John Hughes and an iconic cast of characters, Brat is a surprising and intimate story of an outsider caught up in a most unwitting success.

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      • content: Actor/writer/director Andrew McCarthy's immensely enjoyable audiobook, which he narrates himself, is about his early years in Hollywood--especially his love of acting and his development as an artist. Sure, some juicy celebrity tidbits are included--listeners will find out who his ST. ELMO's FIRE crush was and what really happened the night a reporter coined the "Brat Pack" moniker. But he also describes being more interested in working with challenging directors, developing his characters with a trusted acting coach, and learning how to operate a camera. As he explains his feelings of isolation and failure before he found acting, listeners feel the residue of these emotions in his performance. Now an accomplished travel writer and director, McCarthy delivers a delightful listen about his iconic years. J.T. � AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine
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        Iconic '80s actor and teen heartthrob McCarthy reflects on his early career and rise to success in this revealing memoir. Known for his film roles in Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo's Fire, and Mannequin, McCarthy talks here about his love of New York City, his acting strategies, and his struggles with alcohol. He has no compunction about dropping tidbits regarding actors and directors he's worked with. Though he was a founding member of the "Brat Pack," he reflects on why he resents the designation and has never fully embraced the media's nickname for the group of actors and actresses he's most often associated with. McCarthy is brutally honest when he looks back at his youthful debauchery, acting ambitions, and naivety. He's more than willing to dissect old mistakes and failings with self-deprecating humor and fresh insight. The memoir is extremely well written and highlights McCarthy's talents on multiple fronts. VERDICT Narrated by McCarthy himself, this memoir is an easy listen, perfect for those who grew up loving his work.--Erin Cataldi, Johnson Cty. P.L., Franklin, IN

        Copyright 2021 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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In his memoir Brat: An '80s Story, McCarthy focuses his gaze 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. New York City of the 1980's is brought to vivid life in these pages — scoring loose joints in Washington Square Park...

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