Along The Way
|Author:||Martin Sheen & Emilio Estevez|
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.
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.