Here’s The Thing: Alec Baldwin interviews Andrew McCarthy

This week Alec talks with Andrew McCarthy – about making movies, directing and what it’s like to reinvent oneself as a travel writer. Most people know McCarthy for his roles in “St. Elmo’s Fire” and “Pretty in Pink” – as a member of the “Brat Pack” — but those movies were only one stop on Andrew McCarthy’s journey.

Almost 20 years ago, McCarthy discovered that traveling the world was the perfect antidote to the fame and exposure that came with his acting career. He has spent much of the last decade writing about his experiences in distant and exotic lands. McCarthy talks with Baldwin about his new book, called The Longest Way Home: One Man’s Quest for the Courage to Settle Down.