IN-PERSON: Andrew McCarthy

Join us as we welcome New York Times bestselling author and actor Andrew McCarthy to discuss his new memoir WALKING WITH SAM, an intimate, funny, and poignant travel memoir following Andrew as he walks the Camino de Santiago with his son Sam. Andrew will be in conversation with bestselling author and owner of An Unlikely Story, Jeff Kinney! Andrew and Jeff will discuss WALKING WITH SAM, answer audience questions, and Andrew will sign books.

Ticketing Info:

Tickets to our main event space are sold out, but we have overflow tickets available for purchase! This ticket is for entry to our third floor overflow space, where you will watch a livestream of the event and join the signing line once the main event space has been cleared out. Each ticket comes with a signed copy of WALKING WITH SAM.


When Andrew McCarthy's eldest son began to take his first steps into adulthood, McCarthy found himself wishing time would slow down. Looking to create a more meaningful connection with Sam before he fled the nest, as well as recreate his own life-altering journey decades before, McCarthy decided the two of them should set out on a trek like few others: 500 miles across Spain's Camino de Santiago.

Over the course of the journey, the pair traversed an unforgiving landscape, having more honest conversations in five weeks than they'd had in the preceding two decades. Discussions of divorce, the trauma of school, McCarthy's difficult relationship with his own father, fame, and Flaming Hot Cheetos threatened to either derail their relationship or cement it. Walking With Sam captures this intimate, candid and hopeful expedition as the father son duo travel across the country and towards one another.


Andrew McCarthy is the author of three books, Brat: An '80s Story, Just Fly Away, and The Longest Way Home — all New York Times best sellers. He is an award winning travel writer and served for a dozen years as an editor-at-larger at National Geographic Traveler magazine. Best known as an actor for the past four decades, Andrew has appeared in such iconic films as Pretty in Pink and Less Than Zero. He lives in New York.

Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book for his Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. His books are now published in 82 editions and 68 languages and have sold more than 275 million copies globally. Jeff has been named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.

Thursday, May 11, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
111 South Street
Plainville, MA 02762
Walking with Sam: A Father, a Son, and Five Hundred Miles Across Spain By Andrew McCarthy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538709207
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 9th, 2023