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By Martin Sheen, Hope Edelman

During this extraordinary twin memoir, movie legend Martin Sheen and his comprehensive actor/director son Emilio Estevez proportion the tales in their lives whereas charting a religious trip during the Spain in their ancestors.

At twenty-one, nonetheless a suffering actor, Martin and his spouse, Janet, welcomed their firstborn, Emilio, who used to be fast through 3 extra youngsters. Emilio had a distinct courting with Martin: they typically reflected each one other’s passions and occasionally clashed of their transformations. After Martin and Emilio traveled jointly to India for the motion picture Gandhi, the beginnings of a religious awakening ultimately led either males to Spain. alongside the famed Camino de Santiago pilgrimage course, Emilio directed Martin in The Way, bringing generations jointly within the quarter of Spain the place Martin’s father used to be born and close to the place Emilio’s personal son had moved to marry and live.

With brilliant, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, Along the Way is a notable, stirring, humorous story—a kin saga that's as common in its rebellions and regrets, aspirations and triumphs.

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