Andrew McCarthy has been well and truly back in the public eye in recent weeks. One of the original Brat Packers, McCarthy has written a memoir about his time in the Brat Pack which provides a fascinating insight into the iconic 80s era. Pre sales for the novel have been through the roof around the world, and even australian online casino sites would struggle to compete with the sheer level of excitement and anticipation surrounding this release. Fans of the genre will be treated to a behind the scenes look at such movies as Pretty in Pink and St. Elmo’s Fire to name but a few. McCarthy really lifts the lid on the exactly what went on and some of the antics the Brat Pack would get up to between takes, as well as between the sheets!
With the Brat Pack story having begun with a New Yorker magazine article, it is somewhat poetic that McCarthy recently sat down with the publication to discuss his Brat Pack book;
“People have asked me over the years, “Do you want to write a Brat Pack book?” My answer was always a very quick no. Then, a few years ago, Jonathan Karp contacted me, and I went, “Huh. . .” I started writing it on my own, without telling him, to see if I had anything to say. The first book that I wrote was a travel book, but it was really about coming to terms with getting married: wanting to be alone and wanting to be intimate with somebody, and how do we reconcile those things? I learned a lot about my own habits of avoidance in that. I’d actively avoided the Brat Pack for a long time, and I wanted to see what I would learn from it.”
Andrew McCarthy began his acting career in the 1983 comedy Class. Playing the character Jonathan Ogner, McCarthy was launched straight into the public eye. Many online casino u.s have grown in popularity during the 2000s, and it was much the same for Andrew McCarthy during the 1980s. Having been thrown into a starring role for his debut part, St Elmo’s Fire and Pretty in Pink sent the young actor’s star soaring. Following the release of the Hollywood’s Brat Pack New Yorker article in 1985, this group of actors were never far from the headlines. While this kind of fame rarely lasts forever, Andrew McCarthy has been able to cultivate a varied career over the years and is now a very talented writer. Brat is worthwhile read for any 80s movie fan.