AGENCIES, New York: Acclaimed director Woody Allen’s memoir titled Apropos of Nothing has been published out of the blue by the independent Arcade Publishing, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing.
The 400-page book was initially supposed to be published by publishing giants Hachette Book Group but they cancelled it after widespread protests this month over Allen’s alleged molestation of his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow.
“The book is a candid and comprehensive personal account by Woody Allen of his life, ranging from his childhood in Brooklyn through his acclaimed career in film, theater, television, print and standup comedy, as well as exploring his relationships with family and friends,” read Arcade’s announcement.
According to Los Angeles Times, a Hachette employee, who asked to remain anonymous, said, “I think it was inevitable that this book was going to be published, especially after the hubbub with Hachette saying it was going to publish it, Ronan [Farrow] coming out and criticizing them, and employees saying they were uncomfortable with its publication.”
Allen, who has given memorable films such Annie Hall, Midnight in Paris, Blue Jasmine and Vicky Cristina Barcelona, pours his heart out in Apropos of Nothing. He talks about his childhood years in Brooklyn, New York, making of his films, his affairs with actors and defends himself against Dylan’s allegations while pointing out how much that troubled his life.