I have listened many times. I enjoy non-fiction. This is articulate, honest and believable.
The personal honesty and the two different takes on the same events.
Great voices and I always enjoy a writer with a good voice. No one reads it like the writer - but not all writers have good voices. Martin and Emilio do.
Probably on a long flight... I never have that much time all at once.
The love this father and son have for each other is heartwarming. Great challenges could have split them apart, but the love and tough love / honesty carried the day.
Surprisingly touching and soulful. and even more surprising, Emelio is a better reader than Martin!
I enjoyed this. It wasn't a celebrity bio as I'd normally understand the term, as both authors are cerebral and reflective. Salacious celebrity gossip stuff is very much downplayed in favor of studied reflections on their work, personal philosophies, and family life. Martin Sheen is especially sweet and sentimental in his contributions; it's hard to believe it's the same guy who played in Apocalypse Now!
The back and forth narrative between father and son works well and made me interested in learning more about this family. They understandably diplomatically tiptoed around Charlie's recent meltdowns, which this book isn't really about. They are obviously trying to stay on good terms with him. Maybe greater frankness there will be possible in the future. It is just good to see a father and son who are close, even with the usual ups and downs.
My wife and I just watched Estevez's and Sheen's movie The Way and found this double biography fascinating, deep, and uplifting. Meet these two flawed and resilient human beings, and learn much from their journey.