Anne Heche’s second memoir, Call Me Anne, will be released in January, months after she died from injuries sustained in a car accident in Los Angeles’ Mar Vista neighborhood.
Publishers Weekly announced Wednesday that New Jersey-based independent publisher Start Publishing, through its Viva Editions, will publish the “Another World” actor’s second book on January 24, 2023. Jarred Weisfeld, Start’s president, confirmed to The Times that the book was always set for publication in 2023.
“We are honored to publish this book,” Weisfeld told the Times in an email statement. “She was so excited about the book that we felt we owed it to all of her fans for letting her read it.”
A sequel to Heche’s 2001 memoir Call Me Crazy, Call Me Anne will consist of the actress’ “personal anecdotes about her rise to fame.” According to his Amazon listing, “Call Me Anne” will address Heche’s highly publicized relationship with comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres in the early hours of the morning, her encounter with disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, her journey to self-acceptance and more.
“Anne’s personal stories are interwoven with poems, inspiration and exercises that got Anne through difficult times,” the description reads.
Shortly after Heche’s death, Call Me Crazy’s price skyrocketed, with sellers on eBay and Amazon charging anywhere from $50 to nearly $800 for a copy. The book, which is still out of stock at major booksellers, also covered the actor’s high-profile relationship with DeGeneres.
Heche crashed her car into a home in Mar Vista on August 5, setting the building on fire. As a result, she was hospitalized for severe burns and slipped into a coma after suffering a severe brain injury in the accident.
She was pronounced brain dead on August 11 and legally dead on August 12. Her body was kept alive to receive organs for donation until August 14, when a recipient was identified. Los Angeles Police Department told The Times that Heche was under the influence of narcotics at the time of her accident, but dropped her investigation into alcohol abuse after her death.
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-09-15/anne-heche-releasing-posthumous-memoir-call-me-anne Anne Heche’s posthumous memoir to be published in 2023