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The longest way home : one man's quest for the courage to settle down, Andrew McCarthy

Label
The longest way home : one man's quest for the courage to settle down
Title
The longest way home
Title remainder
one man's quest for the courage to settle down
Statement of responsibility
Andrew McCarthy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author, a travel writer and actor, delivers a memoir about how travel helped him become the man he wanted to be, helping him overcome life-long fears and confront his resistance to commitment. From time immemorial, travel has been a pursuit of passion, from adventurers of old seeking gold or new lands, to today's spiritual and pleasure seekers who follow in the footsteps of Elizabeth Gilbert. Some see travel as a form of light-hearted escapism while others believe it has the power to open your mind, forcing you to confront your demons, and discover your true self. The author belongs to this second category of traveler. His memoir follows his excursions to Patagonia, the Amazon, Costa Rica, Baltimore, Vienna, Kilimanjaro, Dublin, and beyond. He uses his wanderlust to examine his motives and desires, and explore his ambivalence about commitment. He ponders his personal life, his acting career, and his impulse to leave home, all building toward one of the most significant moments of his life: his wedding day. His message about the transformative power of travel is universal, and his exploration of the nature and passion of relationships, both fleeting and enduring, strikes a chord with every man and woman who has ever wondered at the vicissitudes of the human heart
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCarthy, Andrew
Dewey number
920.073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275.M333
LC item number
A3 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McCarthy, Andrew
  • McCarthy, Andrew
  • McCarthy, Andrew
  • Travel writers
  • Voyages and travels
  • Travel
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Actors
  • Motion picture producers and directors
Label
The longest way home : one man's quest for the courage to settle down, Andrew McCarthy
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
New York: "Wanted, eighteen, vulnerable and sensitive" -- Patagonia: "I hope you like to be alone" -- The Amazon: "A dirty trick life plays" -- The Osa: "People said to avoid this place" -- Vienna: "Leave the man some privacy" -- Baltimore: "The best thing that you could do is show up" -- Kilimanjaro: "What do you say we get the hell off this rock?" -- Dublin: "Everything you ever dreamed of?"
Control code
1384632
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Free Press hardcover edition
Extent
v, 273 pages
Isbn
9781451667486
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012010509
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1384632
  • (Sirsi) 1384632
  • (OCoLC)759913666
Label
The longest way home : one man's quest for the courage to settle down, Andrew McCarthy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
New York: "Wanted, eighteen, vulnerable and sensitive" -- Patagonia: "I hope you like to be alone" -- The Amazon: "A dirty trick life plays" -- The Osa: "People said to avoid this place" -- Vienna: "Leave the man some privacy" -- Baltimore: "The best thing that you could do is show up" -- Kilimanjaro: "What do you say we get the hell off this rock?" -- Dublin: "Everything you ever dreamed of?"
Control code
1384632
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Free Press hardcover edition
Extent
v, 273 pages
Isbn
9781451667486
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012010509
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1384632
  • (Sirsi) 1384632
  • (OCoLC)759913666

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