'Pretty in Pink"s Andrew McCarthy writing memoir

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Actor and former teen king Andrew McCarthy would rather talk about settling down.

The star of such 1980s favorites as "St. Elmo's Fire" and "Pretty in Pink" has a deal with Free Press for "The Longest Way Home," a memoir about settling down. The publisher announced Monday that the book is due in the fall of 2012.

The 48-year-old McCarthy is now a popular travel writer. He will write about how his journeys helped him defeat his fears of love and commitment.

McCarthy is planning to marry, for a second time, this summer.