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Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son [Paperback]

Martin Sheen , Emilio Estevez
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26 April 2012
In this remarkable dual memoir about family, faith, and friendship, film legend Martin Sheen and his son Emilio Estevez share their stories. Spanning nearly 50 years of family history, the book chronicles the remarkable lives of two creative talents, Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez. It's a story of father and son set against the backdrop of Hollywood; this narrative is organized around their physical and spiritual journey along the Camino de Santiago, Spain, the thousand-year-old pilgrimage path which traverses Galicia. It is the area from which Sheen's father emigrated to the U.S. and to which Estevez's own son has returned. "Along the Way" will focus not just on the lives these men have chosen as artists, but also (and most importantly) on the one they have lived together. It is a story of family bonds and artistic advances and setbacks; of good choices and hard choices; of opportunities lost and opportunities found. Sheen and Estevez will share what they have experienced and learned from each other in their forty eight years as father and son, as fathers of sons, as actors and director, as spiritual seekers, and as concerned citizens of the world. Readers will meet them as real people rather than icons, as two men who have accumulated decades of wisdom and insight they are now ready to share.

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  • Paperback: 440 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd (26 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849836965
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849836968
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 18.6 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 499,716 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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MARTIN SHEEN was born (and still is) Ramon Antonio Gerardo Estevez. Sheen's acting career includes roles in Badlands, Apocalypse Now, Wall Street and as President Josiah Barlett on television's The West Wing. A long-time activist for social justice and human rights, in 2008 he received the Laetare Award from the University of Notre Dame for his humanitarian work. EMILIO ESTEVEZ is an accomplished actor in his own right (The Outsiders, The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire)as well as a writer and director (The War At Home, Bobby). His work on The Way brought three generations of Estevez men together in the region of Spain where his grandfather was born. Born in New York City and raised in California, he is co-proprietor of two California vineyards.

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An autobiography with a difference 23 Jun 2012
By DrLMK
Format:Hardcover
I was really surprised by what a great read this was. It's an autobiography with a difference. There's a lot of love, life and truth in the experiences of Martin Sheen (aka Ramon Estevez) and his son Emilio Estevez, from Martin Sheen's beginnings as a struggling actor with a young family to support to his adventures in the Phillipines on the set of Apocalypse Now. The story charts the ups and downs of family life, and of trying to find one's vocation and of defining one's true self within community. I was left feeling grateful to Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez for sharing their life lessons, which were ultimately enriching and spiritually uplifting. There were a lot of profound messages in the book, particularly in lieu of Sheen & Estevez's experiences filming Ghandhi in India. I was sad to finish the book and leave the Estevez clan behind. Both father and son came across as enlightened and sound individuals with enormous personal integrity, whom it would be a pleasure to meet. It was a pleasure to spend time in their company through this book.
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I enjoyed the book. I could not make head nor tail of the film Apocalpyse Now. I was a little better informed about the logic, if there was any, about the film. It was good in the insights it gave to the relationship between father and Son and the way that they perceived events so differently in which they had both participated. I handed the book for a dear friend to read who is having clashes with his son over the direction the son has taken with his life. My secretary met her husband on the Camino. So there were a whole load of elements going through the book that entered into my mind and to which i could relate. It is not much of a review. Above all, it was a mostenjoyable read and has beeen appreciated by those to whom I have recommended it. Sorry about the signature but this seventy year old is not capable of adapting to new technology. You can see that from my previous attempts at purchases.
God bless,
Pat Pow
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5.0 out of 5 stars along the way 27 Mar 2013
By shelly
Format:Hardcover
This book is a must have.
The real life ups and of a father and son who have worked hard to deal with the challenges in life.
The honesty in which they discuss the highs and lows makes it interesting and shows that we are all human.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect 8 Nov 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
If your a Martin Sheen or Emilio Estevez fan you will love this book.

I have always wanted to walk the Camino but after reading this book, they have inspired me to do so.

Enjoy

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