Anne Heche’s 2001 memoir ‘Call Me Crazy’ sells as a ‘collector’s item’ for $749 online after late actress dies

Anne Heche’s book ‘Call Me Crazy: A Memoir’ went on sale for $749 through an Amazon retailer days after she died in a car accident in Los Angeles .

Her book was originally published in September 2001 and detailed aspects of her mental health journey as she navigated a traumatic childhood with allegations of sexual abuse in addition to her highly publicized relationship with Ellen DeGeneres.

Heche was declared brain dead and was taken off life support on Sunday after suffering severe brain damage following a violent car accident on August 5.

The Simon & Schuster imprint published by Scribner Book Company attracted increased interest, with one copy going for $200 before going to nearly $500 on another site, according to The Hollywood Reporter.


Anne Heche’s 2001 memoir, “Call Me Crazy” is selling for $749 online more than 20 years after its release. The actress, pictured left in 2014, was taken off life support on Sunday (Getty Images/Getty Images)

FOX Business has reached out to Heche representatives for comment.

The 256-page tome is listed as a “first edition, hardcover” copy available from Amazon seller “Buddy’s Books and Magazines.”

Heche, the youngest of five children, was raised in a strict Baptist Christian home and told Larry King when promoting the book that her father Donald was “in complete denial” of her “promiscuous” life. He died at the age of 45 when Heche was 13.

She also created “a fantasy world” she escaped to during the abuse, a planet that sparked during her trip to Fresno ecstasy after suffering a nervous breakdown following the end of her relationship with Ellen DeGeneres. Authorities found Heche after wandering in the desert and knocking on the door of a home in Cantua Creek.


It was determined that she suffered from a serious medical condition.

Heche told King she took an “ecstasy hit” when she got out of her car, adding, “I was so far away at that point, you know. By the time I took the pill, I was waiting for my spaceship.”

“I called my other personality Celestia,” she told Barbara Walters in a separate interview. “I thought I was from this world. I thought I was from another planet. I think I was crazy.”

Her mother Nancy “hung up the phone” at Heche when she confronted her about her father’s abusive past at one point and has since denied the claims published in the book.

Anne Heche with

Anne Heche signed copies of her book in New York in 2001. (George DeSota/Getty Images)

Heche’s former costar James Tupper thanked his ‘Men in Trees’ co-star Emily Bergl for a touching tribute to the late actress shared online following Heche’s death.

Bergl explained how Heche redefined the term “crazy” as she was “not only a genius, but one of the most amazingly focused and prepared actors I’ve ever worked with”.

“You worked with the crazy Anne Heche? “So how crazy was she?” “I worked with Anne Heche for two years on the TV show Men in Trees, and that line of questioning was usually the first to come out of people’s mouths,” Bergl wrote.


“She sparked more curiosity than any other famous person I have ever worked with. many many times.”

Tupper, who also shared the small screen with the cast in the production, which ran from 2006 to 2008, expressed her gratitude for Bergl’s post defending her ex.

Tupper and Heche dated for 11 years and had a son together, Atlas.

Bergl wrote that Heche’s work “would be flawless” scene after scene, and yet always felt spontaneous.

“I don’t think she was able to make a phone call. And then she would do it again the next day,” she added.

Anne Heche and James Tupper red carpet

Anne Heche and James Tupper dated for 11 years and have a son together, Atlas. The couple attended the 20th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars Viewing Party in 2012. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

“It’s no wonder Anne titled her brilliant memoir ‘Call Me Crazy’, she beat everyone to the punch. She was about mental health before it was okay to talk about these struggles.

“But despite a sometimes trying life, she was so much fun to be around. She was carefree, cheerful, insightful,” Bergl wrote. “So rarely do we investigate the abuse, the gaslighting, the misogyny, the homophobia that is causing people to finally put on the ‘crazy’ mantle that has been thrust upon them.

“I would tell you to read Call Me Crazy, but it’s now $200 on Amazon. I paid for it because I want to read it again. It was a real genius, and I miss her.”

Tupper, who dated Heche from 2007 to 2018, was one of thousands to comment, writing, “Oh my god thank you for writing this. Everything is completely accurate and true. Love you e.”


Heche was “peacefully removed from life support” on Sunday, a representative said.

Heche suffered a “severe anoxic brain injury” and remained “in a coma” under medical care at the Grossman Burn Center in West Hills for the opportunity to donate her organs through the OneLegacy Foundation.

“It has long been his choice to donate your organs and she is being kept on life support to determine if any are viable,” her rep said last week after the crash.

Heche’s son, Homer, confirmed the loss of his mother in a statement shared with Fox News last week.

Death of Anne Heche

Anne Heche, pictured in 2020, died after being taken off life support on Sunday, nine days after being trapped in her Mini Cooper after a fire accident in Mar Vista, California. (Michael Bezjian/Getty Images)

“My brother Atlas and I have lost our mum. After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I am left with deep, wordless sadness. I hope my mum is free from pain and start exploring what I like to imagine as his eternal freedom,” he said.

“During these six days, thousands of friends, family and fans have let me know their hearts. I am grateful for their love, as I am for the support of my father, Coley, and my mother-in-law Alexi, who continue to be my rock during this time. Rest In Peace Mom, I love you, Homer.”


Heche found small-screen success in soap operas in the 1980s, and she portrayed twins in “Another World,” which earned her a Daytime Emmy Award and two Soap Opera Digest Awards.

She rose to fame on the silver screen in the late 90s for her starring roles alongside Johnny Depp in ‘Donnie Brasco’, with Harrison Ford in ‘Six Days, Seven Nights’ and in the remake of Gus’ ‘Psycho’. Van Sant.

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