Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son

Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son

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by Martin Sheen
     
 

ISBN-10: 1451643683

ISBN-13: 2901451643687

Pub. Date: 05/08/2012

Publisher: Atria Books

In this remarkable dual memoir, film legend Martin Sheen and his accomplished actor/director son Emilio Estevez share the stories of their lives while charting a spiritual journey through the Spain of their ancestors.

At twenty-one, still a struggling actor, Martin and his wife, Janet, welcomed their firstborn, Emilio, who was quickly followed by three more

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In this remarkable dual memoir, film legend Martin Sheen and his accomplished actor/director son Emilio Estevez share the stories of their lives while charting a spiritual journey through the Spain of their ancestors.

At twenty-one, still a struggling actor, Martin and his wife, Janet, welcomed their firstborn, Emilio, who was quickly followed by three more children. Emilio had a special relationship with Martin: they often mirrored each other’s passions and sometimes clashed in their differences. After Martin and Emilio traveled together to India for the movie Gandhi, the beginnings of a spiritual awakening eventually led both men to Spain. Along the famed Camino de Santiago pilgrimage path, Emilio directed Martin in The Way, bringing generations together in the region of Spain where Martin’s father was born and near where Emilio’s own son had moved to marry and live.

With vivid, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, Along the Way is a striking, stirring, funny story—a family saga that is as universal in its rebellions and regrets, aspirations and triumphs.

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ISBN-13:
2901451643687
Publisher:
Atria Books
Publication date:
05/08/2012
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
432

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Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book two days ago and can't put it down. This book is a beautiful insight of a father son duo. Reading this has helped me gain a better understanding of my brother and fathers relationship and even my sons and their father's relationship. I grew up watching Emilio and have so much respect for his work. Martin Sheen is a father/husband that takes his job seriously. I have learned so much about parenthood, marriage, and the relationships of fathers and sons by reading this book. I recommend this book to everyone. Its funny, heart warming, and full of beautiful advice. I have bookmarked pages and saved quotes I will use with my own boys. I will be reading this book again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful and joyous love story! We should all be so lucky as to have this kind of relationship. The alternating between authors makes the read feel like a dialog between the two. Like the reader is sharing an intmacy intended for just the two of them. I became interested in the book because I am a huge fan of Emilio Estavez and even more so of Martin Sheen. But the fact that both father and son are well known and accomplished in their fields actually becomes an aside. The story is of love and respect and celebration for family, heritage and each other. Will this book win a Pulitzer? I doubt it. Will you be glad you read it? I think so.
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Loved it!
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