Friends Author Series: A Conversation with Andrew McCarthy, Author of Walking with Sam

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Author and actor Andrew McCarthy will discuss his new memoir Walking With Sam: A Father, A Son, And Five Hundred Miles Across Spain.

When McCarthy's eldest son began to take his first steps into adulthood, he found himself wishing time would slow down. Looking to create a more meaningful connection with Sam before he left the nest, as well as recreate his own life-altering journey decades before, McCarthy decided the two of them should set out on a trek like few others: 500 miles across Spain's Camino de Santiago.

Over the course of the journey, the pair traversed an unforgiving landscape, having more honest conversations in five weeks than they'd had in the preceding two decades. Discussions of divorce, the trauma of school, McCarthy's difficult relationship with his own father, fame, and Flaming Hot Cheetos threatened to either derail their relationship or cement it. Walking with Sam captures this intimate, candid and hopeful expedition as the father-son duo travel across the country and towards one another.

Tickets are $15 for Friends members, $25 for others (includes a Friends membership).

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Andrew McCarthy is the author of three books: Brat: An '80s Story, Just Fly Away and The Longest Way Home, all The New York Times bestsellers. He is an award-winning travel writer and served for a dozen years as an editor-at-large at National Geographic Traveler magazine. Best known as an actor for the past four decades, Andrew has appeared in such iconic films as Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo's Fire and Less Than Zero. He lives in New York.



This program is brought to you by the generous support of the Friends of the Ferguson Library.