With an irrepressible taste for adventure, candor, and a vivid sense of place, award-winning travel writer and actor Andrew McCarthy takes us on a deeply personal journey played out amid some of the world’s most evocative locales.
Unable to commit to his fiancée of nearly four years—and with no clear understanding of what’s holding him back—Andrew McCarthy finds himself at a crossroads, plagued by doubts that have clung to him for a lifetime. Something in his character has kept him always at a distance, preventing him from giving himself wholeheartedly to the woman he loves and from becoming the father that he knows his children deserve. So before he loses everything he cares about, Andrew sets out to look for answers.
Hobbling up the treacherous slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, dodging gregarious passengers aboard an Amazonian riverboat, and trudging through dense Costa Rican rain forests—Andrew takes us on exotic trips to some of the world’s most beautiful places, but his real journey is one of the spirit.
On his soul-searching voyages, Andrew traces the path from his New Jersey roots, where acting saved his life—and early fame almost took it away—to his transformation into a leading travel writer. He faces the real costs of his early success and lays bare the evolving nature of his relationships with women. He explores a strained bond with his father, and how this complex dynamic shapes his own identity as a parent. Andrew charts his journey from ambivalence to confidence, from infidelity and recklessness to acceptance and a deeper understanding of the internal conflicts of his life.
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Congratulations to bozpictures for winning our Arnold Schwarzenegger caption contest!
We received lots of really good captions, but this one really gave us a chuckle. An honourable mention goes to Joseph A. for “Is this just a routine blood check? Because you might need a bigger needle!”
Come back Monday, September 16 for another fun Arnie picture and another chance to win a copy of Total Recall.
From bodybuilder to actor to politician. We’re celebrating the extraordinary life of chameleon Arnold Schwarzenegger and the upcoming release of his memoir Total Recallwith a caption contest.
Every Monday for the month of September, we’ll post a new photo to this blog.Submit your best caption (in 30 words or less) for these photos as a comment and you’ll be entered to win one of four copies of Total Recall! One winner will be selected and announced every Friday.
Here is our next photo: young Arnie during his days of training for the Mr. Olympia competition.
Congratulations to Dexter for winning our first Arnold Schwarzenegger caption contest! With over 40 movies under his belt we’d say Arnie has a lot of screening to do.
Thanks to everyone who entered, the S&S Canada team got a good chuckle from all the entries. But don’t put away your thinking cap yet, we’ll have another photo for you on Monday. Come back for more Arnie fun times and another chance to win a copy of Total Recall.
What does this name make you think of? Muscles? Politics? Phone calls from friends in Arnie’s prerecorded voice?
Arnold Schwarzenegger makes me think of my dad. The name and the man evoke memories of late nights spent in our old, falling-down house – Arnold’s voice booming through the living room and into the kitchen- drawing us together, cringing and laughing: Arnold is escapism. He is power and fantasy and action enough to keep your eyes glued to the TV far beyond exhaustion. He is The Predator. He is True Lies. He is The Terminator.
Some will think of him as a pregnant man in Junior, a brother in Twins, a bodybuilder shaking our understanding of strength and forming new ideas about The American Dream. Regardless, this iconic man has touched many lives. Now, with the October 1, 2012 release of his autobiography, we have the opportunity to learn about him – the man behind the image – in his own words.
Every Monday for the month of September, we’ll post a new photo to this blog. Submit your best caption (in 30 words or less) for these photos as a comment and you’ll be entered to win one of four copies of Total Recall! One winner will be selected and announced every Friday.
Do you feel like your partner has become your child?
Do you find yourself being his maid, his cook, his manager?
Have romance, respect, fun—and sex—been drained out of your relationship?
Sara Dimerman and J.M. Kearns might have just the answer you’re looking for. They are the authors of the upcoming book How Can I Be Your Lover When I’m Too Busy Being Your Mother? in which the address the oft occurring but rarely talked about Mother Syndrome. A scenario in which a woman finds she’s turned into a mother to her man instead of the equal and intimate partner she once was.
She has a day job just like he does, yet at home she finds herself doing most of the housework, running the home, and being in charge of the child-rearing, which makes her his boss in the one place they spend most of their time together. This leaves her feeling angry and resentful—hardly conducive to being lovers. Dimerman and Kearns boldly confront the issues, allowing both sexes to vent in a no-holds-barred exchange that ranges from hostile to hilarious. They deconstruct the problem using real-life examples and lay out a step-by-step path that will enable any couple to get back to being equal partners again.