Martin Sheen has lived a life in the movies. He has also lived a cinematic life. Sr. Rose, with her literary lens, has written a moving and insightful account of a most fascinating pilgrimage. Employing the pilgrim metaphor, she documents the stations on the way to a life of rewards and a rewarding life. Martin Sheen has been on a “road trip” with stops along the way exploring Hollywood, Catholicism, family, political activism, spirituality, acting, and being human. Sr. Rose richly exposes Martin Sheen in the dark as well as in the light. In addition to the chronicling of a wonderful life, we get as a bonus a short history of social activism with a Catholic accent. I am left wondering what a sequel might reveal beyond Martin Sheen’s travels in “Badlands” to “The Way” including layovers in “Apocalypse Now” and “West Wing”?