In this episode of Life Stories, the podcast series where I interview memoir writers about their lives and the art of writing memoir, Andrew McCarthy talks about The Longest Way Home, which recently came out in paperback. In addition to his acting (and directing) career, McCarthy has in recent years carved out a place for himself as a travel writer for magazines and newspapers and, between the time he and his longtime partner decided to get married and the actual ceremony, he had several assignments lined up that took him away from the Manhattan apartment they share… essentially, he writes about how he went up the Amazon, to the peaks of Kilimanjaro and the streets of Baltimore, to confront himself and his fears about commitment.
But it wasn’t exactly a therapeutic journey, as I found out during our conversation:
17 June 2013 | life stories |
This was fun, although I can tell that if I’m going to do video chats on a regular basis, I’m going to need to line up some better lighting. See if you can spot the moments when the sun coming through the office windows went behind the clouds!
13 June 2013 | interviews |