Brat

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Publisher Description

Fans of Patti Smith's Just Kids and Rob Lowe's StoriesI 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.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
NARRATOR
AM
Andrew McCarthy
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
04:55
hr min
RELEASED
2021
May 11
PUBLISHER
Hachette Audio
SIZE
259
MB

Customer Reviews

Lost it all. ,

80’s Junkies delight

Great book about someone we loved in the 80s and still do today. A lone wolf who seems to be scared of wolves Andrew McCarthy is an enigma with volcanic talent erupting as needed. Worth the buy!

BBrandwood ,

Excellent!!!

This is an excellent book, very intelligently written, entertaining, classy, and enjoyable. I have the audiobook version and it’s just a very smooth book to listen to from beginning to end.

Hsbwbus ,

Wonderful! Must read for Gen Xers and everyone else!

For Gen Xers the 80s was a special time in our lives, and Andrew McCarthy was an integral part of it. I can’t express how much it means to hear him share his stories in his own words and in his own voice. This book is a wonderful treat and I thank him for sharing it with us.

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