Woody Allen’s Memoir Released Under New ‘Delighted’ Publisher After Widespread Backlash


by Ale Russian for People Magazine         March 23, 2020


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Woody Allen‘s controversial new memoir is now available.

After being dropped by its original publisher after lots of backlash, Allen’s memoir Apropos of Nothing was released on Monday without any prior announcements made by Arcade Publishing. The book was previously dropped by Hachette after criticism as Allen, 84, has been accused of molesting daughter Dylan Farrow when she was a child — an allegation he has repeatedly denied.

“The book is a candid and comprehensive personal account by Woody Allen of his life,” Arcade announced in a statement on Monday, “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.”

Jeannette Seaver, the book’s acquiring editor, tells PEOPLE in a statement that Arcade is happy to find a place for Allen’s thoughts.

“We are delighted to have had the opportunity to release Woody Allen’s autobiography,” she says. “In this strange time, when truth is too often dismissed as ‘fake news,’ we as publishers prefer to give voice to a respected artist, rather than bow to those determined to silence him. We firmly believe in upholding the right to Freedom of Speech in the world of publishing and, as a result, we’re pleased support not only this terrific book but also – and even more importantly – this democratic principle.”

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