Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son

Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son


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Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son by Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez

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.While much has been written over the years about this prominent entertainment family, neither Martin Sheen nor Emilio Estevez has told his story in book form before. In Along the Way, they break that silence together, offering a striking, often stirring, frequently funny story of two very different kinds of faith—told from two viewpoints that are as different as they are eloquent.

Spanning more than fifty years of family history, this chronicle of a creative father and son is partially set against the background of Hollywood. But the heart of the story lies along the Camino de Santiago—the thousand-year-old pilgrimage path, also known as “The Way,” across northern Spain, from which Sheen’s father emigrated to the U.S. and to which Estevez’s own son has returned to live. There, Estevez directed his father in the filming of The Way, a major film to be released in October, 2011, and which has already garnered praise at the Toronto Film Festival. Along the Way celebrates the authors’ profound bond with each other, offers candid insight into their lives and careers, and explores the differing paths of spirituality they have taken through a multigenerational saga that has come full circle beneath the Iberian sun. What emerges is a raw, strikingly intimate portrait of two seekers whom readers will come to know as strong men of many important roles, perhaps the greatest of which are as fathers and sons.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451643688
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 05/08/2012
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.36(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Martin Sheen, born Ramon Antonio Gerardo Estevez, is perhaps best known for his unforgettable performances in Badlands (1973), Apocalypse Now (1979), and as President Josiah Bartlett on The West Wing (1999-2006).

Emilio Estevez has starred in numerous films, including The Outsiders (1983) and The Breakfast Club (1985), and has written and directed Bobby (2006) and The Way (2011).

Hope Edelman is the author of five previous books, including the international bestseller Motherless Daughters.

Author photograph, ©David Alexanian

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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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