In his memoir The Longest Way Home: One Man’s Quest for the Courage to Settle Down (Free Press, $26.00), actor and travel writer Andrew McCarthy charts his passage from ambivalence to confidence, from infidelity and recklessness to acceptance. Unable to commit to his fiancée of nearly four years — and with no clear understanding of what's holding him back—McCarthy took to the road to try and find some answers. “McCarthy's memoir is a graceful meditation on the allure of travel and the fear of marriage.”—Elizabeth Gilbert. Best known for his acting roles in iconic movies such as Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo's Fire, and Less Than Zero, McCarthy is an accomplished travel writer. He is editor-at-large at National Geographic Traveler and was named “Travel Journalist of the Year” in 2010 by the American Travel Writers.