Viva Editions/Simon & Schuster plans to release the memoir Call me Annethe sequel to the first biography of the late actress Anne Heche, in January 2023.
Described by the publisher as a personal glimpse into Heche’s mind, Call me Anne consists of personal anecdotes of her rise to fame. These include how Harrison Ford became her regular mentor, her relationship with Ellen Degeneres, her meeting with Harvey Weinstein, her history of childhood sexual abuse, her relationship with God, and her journey to love herself.
The book is called “part memoir and part self-acceptance workbook” by Viva Editions/Simon & Schuster, interspersed with personal stories and poems, clues, and exercises that are said to have helped Heche through difficult times.
“I was labeled ‘outrageous’ for falling in love with a woman,” Heche wrote in Call me Anne, according to an excerpt obtained by the The Bharat Express News. “I had never been with a woman before dating Ellen.”
The excerpt continues: “I personally did not identify as a lesbian. I just fell in love! It was, to be clear, as strange to me as it was to anyone else. There were no words to describe how I felt. Gay didn’t feel well, and neither did straight. Alien might be the best fit, I sometimes thought. What, why and how I fell in love with a person instead of their gender, I would have loved to answer if someone had asked, but like I said before, no one has ever done that. I’m glad I was able to tell you in this book – once and for all.”
Jarred Weisfeld, the president of New Jersey-based Start Publishing (VIva Editions is an imprint of it), told the TBEN that Heche submitted a manuscript shortly before her death last month. She signed a deal in May, Weisfeld said.