Fans are thrilled that Sam Heughan’s memoir Waypoints: My Scottish Journey is officially a New York Times Bestseller. The Outlander star took to social media to share the exciting news.
Outlander star, Sam Heughan, announced his new memoir Waypoints is a New York Times Bestseller on his Instagram account. As an Outlander fan myself, I couldn’t be more excited for him. He won us over with his portrayal of Jamie Fraser and continues to win us over with his writing.
Heughan shared his thanks on Instagram by saying,
Huge thank you to you all and hope you have enjoyed the journey as much as I did. It was a really wonderful experience, sharing each step with you.x”
This isn’t the first time the Outlander star hit the New York Times Bestseller list. This is the third book he’s written. Apart from his new memoir, his first two books with Outlander‘s Graham McTavish, Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other and The Clanlands Almanac: Seasonal Stories from Scotland, also hit the New York Times Bestseller List.
Waypoints: My Scottish Journey
“I had to believe, because frankly, I had come so far there could be no turning back.”Sam Heughan
In this new memoir, Sam Heughan shares a very intimate journey of self-discovery along Scotland’s West Highland Way. This 96-mile journey helped him shape his dreams and ambitions. The memoir is described as a love letter, bringing you in deep into who Sam Heughan is and the beauty in Scotland’s West Highland Way.
Sam Heughan shares his thoughts about his memoir
Forbes sat down with Heughan to discuss his thoughts on Waypoints and why he felt now was the time to share his journey. He responded,
“It just felt like the timing was right. I’ve had a lot of experiences, but I kind of wanted to dig into more about my life and my family. When I was writing Clanlands, the last book I was doing with Graham [McTavish], and it was talking about heritage and family, I realized I didn’t really know much about mine.
The Outlander star continued,
“Something I’ve always lived with but never really dug into or addressed. You know, it does feel like a waypoint. I feel like I am on the edge of a really great moment in my career, where things are going well and really enjoying the journey on Outlander and who knows where it’s to go next.”
Was the memoir difficult for him to write?
Forbes also spoke with Heughan about the challenges he may have faced writing something so personal. Heughan shared a very thoughtful message about his journey,
“I do feel very lucky, very fortunate for where I am right now. The personal stuff, you rarely get a chance to talk about that as an actor and to share that. It’s something that I’ve lived with, you know, my sort of family and my father, especially. It feels good. It feels like I’m putting something to rest maybe, but also hopefully [the book] will inspire other people or they will understand they are maybe going through the same thing.”Sam Heughan, Forbes
Apart from his work on Outlander season 7 and his new memoir, the actor also receives praise for his alcohol brand, Sassenach Spirits. Is that not the best name you’ve ever seen? Hopefully, you can get your hands on a copy of his new book and make sure to buy his other two!
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