Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir Hardcover – Deckle Edge, by Matthew Perry (Author)English BooksEnglish Booksالكتب المدفوعة
- Publisher : Flatiron Books; First Edition (November 1, 2022)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1250866448
- ISBN-13 : 978-1250866448
- Item Weight : 1.06 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.55 x 0.95 x 9.55 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #7 in Books
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Step behind the curtain with the adored star of Friends as he unveils the inner workings of the beloved sitcom and candidly shares his personal battles with addiction in this “CANDID, DARKLY FUNNY…POIGNANT” memoir, hailed by The New York Times.
Anticipation for this book has soared, with Time, Associated Press, Goodreads, USA Today, and many others touting it as a MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK!
“Hi, my name is Matthew, but you might know me by a different name. My friends call me Matty. And I should not be alive.”
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With these gripping opening lines, acclaimed actor Matthew Perry embarks on a captivating journey, spanning from childhood aspirations to stardom and tackling addiction head-on in the aftermath of a life-threatening health scare. Prior to the frequent hospital visits and stays in rehab, there was a five-year-old Matthew, shuttling between his separated parents from Montreal to Los Angeles. There was a fourteen-year-old Matthew, a nationally-ranked tennis prodigy in Canada. And there was a twenty-four-year-old Matthew, who triumphantly secured a coveted role as one of the lead cast members in the groundbreaking pilot then known as Friends Like Us… and so much more.
In a remarkable tale that only he can recount, and with the heartfelt, uproarious, and deeply familiar voice that is uniquely his, Matthew Perry lays bare the fractures within the family that raised him (and simultaneously left him to his own devices), the insatiable thirst for recognition that propelled him to fame, and the void within him that remained unfilled even as his wildest dreams materialized. Yet, he also reveals the solace he discovered in sobriety and reflects on the omnipresence of Friends, sharing anecdotes about his fellow castmates and encounters with other luminaries along the way. With his characteristic wit, self-awareness, and unfiltered honesty, Perry vividly portrays his lifelong struggle with addiction and the underlying forces that drove it, despite seemingly having it all.
Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing is an unforgettable memoir that simultaneously invites readers into the innermost recesses of Perry’s life while shedding light on the arduous path to sobriety. Unflinchingly sincere, deeply moving, and uproariously funny, this book is a long-awaited treasure for fans and extends a compassionate hand to anyone grappling with their own journey of recovery.