6 Startling Revelations From Woody Allen's New Memoir 'Apropros Of Nothing'

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6 Startling Revelations From Woody Allen's New Memoir, 'Apropros Of Nothing'
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There's been a lot of controversy surrounding Woody Allen's new memoir, Apropros of Nothing, especially since his original publisher, Hachette, dropped the book just before it was set to be released after workers walked out, given his sexual abuse allegations of his daughter, Dylan, and that they had also published Ronan Farrow's book, Catch and Kill. But the book made its way into the world anyway with another publishing house, and now, it's officially out. 

Given the sexual assault allegations that have been waged against Allen, it goes without saying that his book would have a few surprising reveals included and it definitely does.

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1. The book was released quietly. 

Under the original publisher, Allen's book was due to be released in April 2020, but now things have changed. Allen's book was released Monday via Arcade Publishing, quietly and without much fanfare, which is certainly an interesting (and low-key) choice. 

2. The description promises an inside look at Allen's personal life.

It won't just cover his acting career — it will also be about his upbringing and personal relationships, too. 

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,” says the book's description.

3. He denied Dylan Farrow's allegations against him. 

He didn't just say that his adoptive daughter's accusations that he'd molested her as a child were false — he called them "a total fabrication." 

“I never laid a finger on Dylan, never did anything to her that could be even misconstrued as abusing her; it was a total fabrication from start to finish," Allen wrote in his book.

4. He opened up about his relationship with Soon-Yi Previn. 

The 30-year age gap between Allen and wife Previn has also been pretty controversial, especially since she was ex-wife Mia Farrow's daughter. But in the book, he wrote that he just couldn't ignore the chemistry they had, despite all of that.

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"At the very early stages of our new relationship, when lust reigns supreme ... we couldn’t keep our hands off each other,” he wrote.

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5. He seemed to be happy the publisher dropped his book. 

In fact, Allen wrote that the "injustice" of it made him align with other artists through time who have been through the same thing.

“I can’t deny that it plays into my poetic fantasies to be an artist whose work isn’t seen in his own country and is forced, because of injustice, to have his public abroad,” Allen said. “Henry Miller comes to mind. DH Lawrence. James Joyce. I see myself standing amongst them defiantly. It’s about at that point my wife wakes me up and says, ‘You’re snoring.’”

6. More reveals are sure to come. 

Given that the book was only just released, there isn't much out there about its contents. But that should quickly change now that Apropros of Nothing is out there — surely, more updates are on the way.

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Nicole Pomarico is an entertainment and lifestyle writer whose work has appeared in Cosmo, Us Weekly, Refinery29, and more.

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