Friday, August 3, 2012

Along the Way

Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and a Son
By Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez
Free Press, 2012.  417 pgs.  Biography

The father-son duo of Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez have worked together on a number of projects over the years. One of those projects was a movie written, produced and directed by Estevez, and starred Sheen as a grieving father making a pilgrimage for his dead son along the Camino de Santiago in Spain. After the 40 day shoot, on location in Spain, Emilio called his father and invited him to co-author a dual biography with him. "Along the Way" is the result of that collaboration.

The plot of "The Way" provides an incredible point of reference as the two authors discuss their own journeys through life. Both write with refreshing honesty about mistakes and challenges, joys and accomplishments. "Along the Way" is a great memoir for fans of the actors looking for an insider's view to their private lives, but it is also a revealing look at family and the complicated relationships between fathers and sons.


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