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Along The Way

Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and SonReading a celebrity memoir can be like taking a tour of the Oscar Mayer factory: All the interesting areas have been cordoned off, and you never see how...Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and SonMemoirReading a celebrity memoir can be like taking a tour of the Oscar Mayer factory: All the interesting areas have been cordoned off, and you never see how...2012-05-04Free Press
FAMILY FORAY Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez pen their own celebrity memoir based on their experiences as father and son

FAMILY FORAY Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez pen their own celebrity memoir based on their experiences as father and son

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Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son

Genre: Memoir; Author: Hope Edelman, Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen; Publisher: Free Press

Reading a celebrity memoir can be like taking a tour of the Oscar Mayer factory: All the interesting areas have been cordoned off, and you never see how the sausage is made. Father-son duo Sheen and Estevez’s tag-team memoir isn’t remarkably different in that regard — for example, very little is said about Charlie Sheen’s quasi-estrangement, and 20 years are glossed over in a few chapters. However, it is significantly better written (thanks partly to coauthor Edelman) and more insightful than your average chronicle of actorly self-regard and faux humility. Part travelogue, part familial bonding session, and for Sheen, two-thirds of a pretty good autobiography, Along the Way may not reveal all the secrets of the Hollywood meat grinder, but it doesn’t toss in a lot of filler, either. B+

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