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An '80s Story

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"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 -- scoring loose joints in Washington Square Park and 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"--
Publisher: New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group, 2021
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2021
ISBN: 9781538754276
Branch Call Number: B M1271B 2021
Characteristics: xi, 223 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Brat : an eighties story


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Jun 01, 2021

An interesting read for 80s fans!
There's not much as far as juicy, tell all details about the other rising 80s stars surrounding McCarthy's own rise to fame. I found it engrossing on a personal journey level, as McCarthy shares his family drama and works through his demons to stay afloat. Rather cliche, but that is a big part of his youth.
There are a number of 80s movie moments that he shares that 80s movie fans will enjoy.

Mar 27, 2021

"Library Journal" notes on this entry are wildly messed up. Only one sentence buried in this mess is about this particular book. Looks like cut and paste gone wild


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