Along the Way

The Journey of a Father and Son

Along the Way

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.

At twenty-one, still a struggling actor, Martin and his wife, Janet, welcomed their firstborn, Emilio, who was quickly followed by three more children. Emilio had a special relationship with Martin: they often mirrored each other’s passions and sometimes clashed in their differences. After Martin and Emilio traveled together to India for the movie Gandhi, the beginnings of a spiritual awakening eventually led both men to Spain. Along the famed Camino de Santiago pilgrimage path, Emilio directed Martin in The Way, bringing generations together in the region of Spain where Martin’s father was born and near where Emilio’s own son had moved to marry and live.

With vivid, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, Along the Way is a striking, stirring, funny story—a family saga that is as universal in its rebellions and regrets, aspirations and triumphs.
  • Atria Books | 
  • 432 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451643749 | 
  • February 2016

About the Authors

Martin Sheen
Photograph by David Alexanian

Martin Sheen

Martin Sheen was born (and still is) Ramon Antonio Gerardo Estevez. Sheen is perhaps best known for his unforgettable performances in Badlands, Apocalypse Now, Wall Street, and as President Josiah Bartlet on television’s The West Wing. A longtime activist for social justice and human rights, he resides in Malibu, California, with Janet, his wife of fifty years.

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Emilio Estevez
Photograph by David Alexanian

Emilio Estevez

Emilio Estevez is known for his roles in The Outsiders, The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo’s Fire, and The Mighty Ducks and as writer and director of The War at Home, Bobby,and The Way,films with substantive social subjects. He is coproprietor of Casa Dumetz vineyards in Malibu, with partner Sonja Magdevski, where they live.

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