Life on the road helps Andrew McCarthy settle down
Actor turned travel writer pens memoir
- Duration 5:03
- Date Sep 19, 2012
Actor turned travel writer pens memoir
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Say -- us once again tomorrow but have a currently.
Actor director travel -- got a brand new book at that came out yesterday it's called the longest way home.
We did -- back thanks nice to be here and there is a great.
All really bad.
It has to do with the -- you know.
If you ever have a neighbor like whoever lived next to these people -- the -- -- was.
Yet the bigger kids -- and they're playing out in the yard he's I think is another -- in the roof you know with a -- you know to god up there now.
What people don't know about -- minutes of this team in the green room and they of course recognize you from all of your acting you've done in your life but they don't know that -- this trap.
-- writer yeah I have this sort of alternate side secret career for the last dozen years or so ten years as a trouble right area.
It's less self discovery or just wanna see nice stuff what actually is the former I mean I started traveling to.
I was doing all these movies and kind of -- and I found traveling was a real way to sort of figure out who death.
Ally was -- now I thought the further away from home I got the better I felt about things more clarity I had so I just kept traveling -- I start writing about it.
And that eventually led to to the book sure.
And when you but I would imagine when you were you know acting all the time you know -- studios would -- around first class now that you're paying for your own -- And so for a little right up front you know in the magazines are paying -- my back in the -- there yeah behind the waiting.
-- but it's from a young age right because that's on your book when you into Bermuda you wrote.
I did what -- had your -- out this literature -- -- a little journal is -- is all about my trip and.
When I have for breakfast and things yeah.
And that it eventually just grew took on a life of its own as a total accident -- travel.
But you're a loner.
So does anything happen when you travel do you talk to people yeah it's got halfway yeah I guess an episode says thank you -- -- -- think.
Well I mean I you know some people go to -- -- -- -- -- and have coffee and chat figured out.
I figure stuff out and find out what I'm feeling when I'm thinking when I'm on the road for my home and I mean this books about sort of coming to terms with.
Who's getting married and intimacy -- has a loner.
Become a couple you know and that's really the event in the whole book I figure that out along the way you know but you want -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- it's one of those weird paradox.
-- -- honey I've got a -- I -- -- -- so I didn't like myself come back to you yeah so that's why I find that kind of paradox makes complete sense to me other people look at me.
Can easily get -- how do you figure that out there because if your wife wants to be with -- -- -- wanna go to Patagonia which is one of the places you stop in your book.
How do you have I got it I think it's sort of those male female things I'd like I have to have me -- I can help -- she's like going to have possibly can then go have me -- it might you know.
It's a real -- and helping and.
Thought it was -- -- -- -- -- -- come back from traveling on a better person a better version of myself -- more.
I'm kinder I'm more open on more accessible -- -- I suppose I.
The sentimental or bring back the love you know when I come back from the trip and so you missed your life I Tim you know on -- -- it was utterly.
Yeah it is do you go on trips -- tier one yes well of course I got out -- club head speed.
Government -- -- -- that but what they attacked him hey you -- it -- -- I'm not satisfied please -- uncommon if not might have had this sort of side -- life in the travel industry also still acting as.
Well yeah I have.
Little independent movie coming out that this weekend actually called the Brooklyn Brothers beat the best that you know Christmas movie for hallmark and beyond vs Christmas the hallmark -- -- ironic movie.
When you say homework -- that means people are going to be -- people will be tried -- and hugging and by the end we're all gonna feel really great.
Yeah right I don't know it's a great formula really works and they're really fun -- through because you don't have to be kind of hit -- -- -- just be sort of like.
Hi and he -- -- and I really like you know how to ensure that snow as we know how the hallmark movie and how do you how do you project your your life and so full -- -- other.
Go well let -- -- -- -- when it's it's our hearts go out.
Yeah it's 850 -- discoveries of the projected to go to -- do you -- what next.
Well at the.
I don't know they don't tell I think it's it's sort of the -- One day in -- leading to the next.
I don't know the whole travel thing in the whole sort of has changed my life and certainly is done that.
And it's given me -- different kind of focus on not just totally focused on acting in that kind of thing so I like having two or three hats to Wear.
Do you stay in touch with.
Other folks in the so called rat pack of the eighties film I ran into John price yesterday mid November and you have -- after twenty years we both looked at the tournament.
Pretty -- pink.
If not this movie would still be talking about a thirty years later area that's you titans and him that we friendship began and -- I read is -- new -- you're a terrific.
The writer is called the longest -- home one man's quest.
For the courage to settle down which he has done -- -- thank you very much that you -- a lot of -- and it.