Monday, July 15, 2024

Memoir from John Mulaney’s Ex, Artist Anna Marie Tendler, Jumps to Top of Amazon Upon Announcement


Anna Marie Tendler — John Mulaney fans know her name. She’s the wife he had when he lost his mind, became so addicted to drugs he required an intervention, and divorced when he had an affair with Olivia Munn.

Prior to that Mulaney portrayed their six year marriage as one of great happiness.

Now Tender’s written a memoir coming in August from Simon & Schuster. Announced this afternoon, pre-orders have already taken it to number 27 on amazon.

The book is called Men Have Called Her Crazy.

It’s unclear how much she can write about Mulaney and the marriage now that they’re divorced. But S&S wouldn’t have taken it without some juice in those pages. And telling her own truth is something she can’t be denied, even if she just refers to him as “my ex.” Everyone will know who it is.

Mulaney has a sharp, fast mind. He’s a great comic, and verbally gifted. Through the marriage, the audience related to him. When it blew up, it was so crazy that he was in the news for weeks. Then he turned the whole saga into material for his act.

Needless to say, if Tendler’s book is informative, she’ll have a big hit.

And listen, Mulaney went on to wed Munn, who was pregnant and they seem to be happy. Everyone gets what they want in the end! Not bad!

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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