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Apropos of Nothing


Woody Allen



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Arcade Publishing
15 August 2020
The long-awaited memoir by one of the great artists of our time.

In this candid and often hilarious memoir, the celebrated director, comedian, writer and actor offers a comprehensive, personal look at his tumultuous life.

Beginning with his Brooklyn childhood, then a stint as a writer for the Sid Caesar variety show in the early days of television, working alongside comedy greats, Allen tells of his difficult early days doing standup before he achieved recognition and success.

With his unique storytelling pizzazz, he recounts his departure into moviemaking with such slapstick comedies as Take the Money and Run, and revisits his enormously productive, 60-year career as a writer and director, from classics such as Annie Hall, Manhattan and Hannah and Her Sisters to more recent films including Midnight in Paris.

Along the way, he discusses his marriages, romances and famous friendships, his jazz playing, and his books and plays. We learn about his demons, his successes and mistakes, and those he loved, worked with, and learned from in equal measure.

Apropos of Nothing is a hugely entertaining, deeply honest, rich and brilliant self-portrait of a celebrated artist who is ranked among the greatest filmmakers of our time.
By:   Woody Allen
Imprint:   Arcade Publishing
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 228mm,  Width: 152mm, 
ISBN:   9781951627348
ISBN 10:   1951627342
Publication Date:   15 August 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Apropos of Nothing: Autobiography

A lively tale of growing up lower-middle-class in Brooklyn; a gossipy account of scrambling up the comedy ladder from tabloid gag writer to Oscar winner . . . this memoir is for the most part a pleasure to read and entertaining company . . . you'd have to be a real sourpuss not to laugh at the fusillade of one-liners, two-liners, three-liners and so on. --Peter Biskind, Los Angeles Times He has an authentic and easygoing voice on the page. --New York Times An absolute delight, hilarious and endearing and glistening with stardust. --National Review Master, from youth, at self-deprecating humor, and born with New York City cojones, Allen says what others just think, controversy be damned. -New York Journal of Books It was a laugh a minute... -Newark Star-Ledger His wit is on full display. -The Federalist A brisk, vivid, and extremely funny account.. -Commentary Magazine Allen's style is gossipy and spry. -The Guardian Brilliant. -Deadline it's a fantastic book, so funny. . . . You feel like you're in the room with him and yeah, it's just a great book and it's hard to walk away after reading that book thinking that this guy did anything wrong. --Larry David If you love Woody Allen, you'll love the book. --Sam Wasson, Air Mail

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