Woody Allen’s publisher, Hachette, turned out to be cowards. They’ve dropped his autobiography, “Apropos of Nothing,” after protests from within the company and pressure from Woody’s estranged children.
This was despite good advance sales. “Apropos” was already at number 245 on amazon.com. People wanted to read it.
But the imprint, Grand Central Books, caved after Ronan Farrow, Woody’s only biological child, made a stink in public. His book, “Catch and Kill,” was already a release from the company. Ronan, originally named Satchel, didn’t think his publisher should publish his father’s book.
“The decision to cancel Mr. Allen’s book was a difficult one. At HBG we take our relationships with authors very seriously, and do not cancel books lightly,” the publisher announced.
“We have published and will continue to publish many challenging books. As publishers, we make sure every day in our work that different voices and conflicting points of views can be heard.”
It’s very disappointing that Michael Pietsch and the rest of that gang at Hachette didn’t have the nerve to stand up for what they believed in.
Meanwhile, Ronan Farrow and his adopted sister, Dylan, who know nothing of the truth of what really happened back in 1992, continue to ignore the fact that their mother’s brother, John Farrow, is serving time for child molestation in Maryland. He’s the only person who was arrested for and convicted of that crime in their family. Farrow’s victims are invisible to Mia Farrow and her children.