Have you ever wondered about the darkest recesses of Dan Rhodes’ personal life and finances? Of course you have. Well you’re in luck, because the Marry Me publicity machine is in full flow, and in true celebrity style Rhodes has been drip-feeding intimate details to a hungry press.
First off, he has written one of those Top 10 things for the Guardian. As well as talking candidly about his own marriage, he has also recommended a bunch of marriage-related books for you to read (once you’ve read Marry Me, of course). Unfortunately they cut out his gag about Chandler from Friends circumcising a monkey. We can’t think why.
In a shock development, the Guardian also ran a very nice and very large review of Marry Me last Saturday.
There’s also been a vast and very friendly profile in The Independent in which you can find out more about how Rhodes spends his days, and how he copes with being one of the wealthiest men on the planet. (Incidentally, the bit about him retiring after being on the Granta list is just one of the many myths that has built up around him. He had in fact announced his retirement long before then, only ever intending to write three books before the age of thirty. Obviously that didn’t happen, but it’s no big deal – dramatically quitting and then changing your mind is standard practice in showbiz. Just ask Steps.)
And it’s not just the liberal press that has gone Dan Rhodes crazy – The Telegraph has run a bunch of the stories too. You can try before you buy here.
That’ll do for now. If we were on Twitter we would probably ask you to retweet those links. But we aren’t on Twitter, and we don’t know what ‘retweet’ means, so you’re in the clear.
We’ll leave you with the alternative comedian Stewart “You said ‘egg’” Lee reading a story from the book: