Vroman’s Live - Andrew McCarthy, in conversation with Michael Oates Palmer, discusses Brat: An 80’s Story

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Fans of Patti Smith's Just Kids and Rob Lowe's Stories: I Only Tell My Friends will love this beautifully written, entertaining, and emotionally honest memoir by an actor, director, and author who found his start as an 80s Brat pack member.
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. 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 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 1980s is brought to vivid life in these pages, from scoring loose joints in Washington Square Park to 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. (Grand Central Publishing)


This event ticket includes a signed hardcover copy of Brat: An 80’s Story, as well as online access to the event for your household. You will receive a link and password to attend the Crowdcast event on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 8th.   


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Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 6:00pm
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