Anne Heche’s second memoir, “Call Me Anne,” will be published in January, months after she died of injuries she sustained in a car accident in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Publishers Weekly announced Wednesday that independent New Jersey publisher Start Publishing, through its Viva editions, will release the “Another World” actor’s second book on January 24, 2023. Jarred Weisfeld, president of Start, confirmed to The Times that the book would always it was scheduled for publication in 2023.
“We are honored to be able to publish this book,” Weisfeld told the Times in an emailed statement. “She was so passionate about the book that we felt we owed it to all of her fans to let them read it.”
“Call Me Anne” is a follow-up to Heche’s 2001 memoir “Call Me Crazy” and will consist of the actress’ “personal anecdotes about her rise to fame.” according to their amazon listing“Call Me Anne” will address Heche’s highly publicized relationship with comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres in the early years, her encounter with disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, her journey toward self-acceptance, and more.
“Anne’s personal stories are interwoven with poems, prompts, and exercises that Anne overcame through difficult times,” the description reads.
Shortly after Heche’s death, “Call Me Crazy” rose in price, with sellers on eBay other Amazon asking anywhere from $50 to nearly $800 for a copy. The book, which remains out of print at major bookstores, also covers the actor’s high-profile relationship with DeGeneres.
Heche crashed her car into a house in Mar Vista, setting the building on fire on August 5. As a result, she was hospitalized for severe burns and slipped into a coma after the crash left her with a severe brain injury.
She was declared brain dead on August 11 and declared legally dead on August 12. Her body was kept alive to preserve organs for donation until August 14, when she identified herself as the recipient. Los Angeles police told The Times that Heche was under the influence of narcotics at the time of her accident, but she dropped the DUI investigation after her death.