Sunday, June 16, 2024

Woody Allen to Publish First Collection of Stories, Essays in 15 Years Including 10 New Pieces


Some good news: Circle June 7th. That’s the day Woody Allen will publish his first new collection of stories and essays in 15 years.

I’m very excited to report about “Zero Gravity,” which will include uncollected pieces from The New Yorker plus 10 new ones composed especially for this book. Fans of Woody’s earlier humor collections like “Without Feathers,” “Getting Even,” and “Side Effects” will be as thrilled as I am to hear this news.

Some of the titles include “Buffalo Wings Woncha Come Out Tonight,” “When Your Hood Ornament Is Nietzsche,” and “Growing Up in Manhattan.”

Woody has made 49 films including two recent ones, “A Rainy Day in New York” and “RIfkin’s Festival.” He’s written a 50th film which he hopes to shoot in Paris soon, and has a play in the works as well.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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