Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

Andrew McCarthy at the Brattle Theatre

May 12, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

 |  $30


May 12, 2023
6:00 pm
Event Categories:


Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States


Harvard Book Store
(617) 661-1515


Walking with Sam:
A Father, a Son, and Five Hundred Miles Across Spain

in conversation with EMIKO TAMAGAWA

Walking with Sam

Harvard Book Store welcomes ANDREW MCCARTHY—actor, director, and award winning travel writer—for a discussion of his new memoir Walking with Sam: A Father, a Son, and Five Hundred Miles Across Spain. He will be joined in conversation by EMIKO TAMAGAWA—senior producer for NPR’s Here and Now.

A Return to In-Person Events

Harvard Book Store is excited to re-introduce in-person programming this season. To ensure the safety and comfort of everyone in attendance, the following Covid-19 safety protocols will be in place at all of our Brattle Theatre events until further notice:

  • Face coverings are required of all staff and attendees when inside the venue. Masks must snugly cover nose and mouth. At venues where refreshments are served, attendees may briefly unmask when actively eating or drinking.
  • For the time being, we will not be holding author signings at these events, in order to limit close contact. When possible, we will have pre-signed books available for purchase on-site.


Tickets include admission for one and one hardcover copy of Walking with Sam signed by the author.

About 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.