Andrew McCarthy | Brat

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We are delighted to welcome Andrew McCarthy to celebrate the publication of his memoir Brat: an 80's Story. He will appear in conversation with Isaac Fitzgerald. 

This is a ticketed event; each ticket includes access to the virtual event and a copy of Brat and a signed bookplate while supplies last.

This event will be ticketed through Eventbrite and you can purchase tickets here. We will let you know when your books are available for in-store pickup and all other books will be shipped after the event. You will receive a link to the Zoom webinar 24 hours and 1 hour before the event at the email address you use to purchase your tickets.


Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 7:00pm Central time

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About the author:

Since starring in the movies he recounts throughout BratAndrew McCarthy has become a director, an award-winning travel writer, and a bestselling author. He has directed more than eighty hours of television, including Orange in the New Black, The Blacklist, Gossip Girl, and many others. For a dozen years he served as editor at large at National Geographic Traveler, and his award-winning travel writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, TIME, and elsewhere. He is the author a travel memoir, The Longest Way Home, and a young-adult novel, Just Fly Away--both New York Times bestsellers.

About the conversational partner:

Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and was once given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. Formerly of The Rumpus, McSweeney’s, BuzzFeed Books, and BuzzFeed News’ Twitter morning show #AMtoDM, Isaac appears frequently on The Today Show and is the author of the national bestselling children's book How to Be a Pirate as well as the co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them and Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos (with Recipes). Isaac's writing has also appeared in The New York TimesThe GuardianThe Best American Nonrequired Reading, and numerous other publications. These days he lives in Brooklyn where he is working on two books forthcoming from Bloomsbury: a YA novel, and an essay collection titled Dirtbag, Massachusetts.


  • $31 + Eventbrite fee for IN STORE PICK UP at our shop in Houston, Texas.
  • $41 + Eventbrite fee for US Priority Mail shipping (could take 3-5 days to arrive from date of shipping)

If you choose in-store pick up, please pick up your unclaimed book(s) within a month of the event date. After that date, your book will be donated to a Houston-based literacy organization.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 7:00pm
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