Posted on 04/14/2020 at 08:12 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We wouldn’t judge you at all for being curious about Woody Allen’s new memoir, Apropos of Nothing, more because of the controversy surrounding it than any interest in the man himself.

You may remember that its first US publisher cut ties with the author within a week of announcing the publishing deal, in the face of blowback over longstanding molestation accusations against the award-winning filmmaker.

The Guardian’s Fiona Sturges reports that, of course, Allen takes on this topic in the book.

She describes his tone in this section as alternately sad and furious, when discussing the daughter who says he molested her and her advocates.

Allen’s voice, in Sturges’s opinion, is most charismatic and engaging when he recounts his early life; the sections on his fame and scandal come off as egotistic and bitter, at times.

Read Sturges’s full review of Apropos of Nothing here.

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