Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir

Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir

by Matthew Perry
Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir

Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir

by Matthew Perry

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From the highs of sitcom fame to the downward spiral of addiction, Matthew Perry delivers a memoir that’s both haunting and hilarious. This extraordinary story of hope and courage, told in Perry’s iconic and inimitable voice, is the book fans have been waiting for.

So begins the riveting story of acclaimed actor Matthew Perry, taking us along on his journey from childhood ambition to fame to addiction and recovery in the aftermath of a life-threatening health scare. Before the frequent hospital visits and stints in rehab, there was five-year-old Matthew, who travelled from Montreal to Los Angeles, shuffling between his separated parents; 14-year-old Matthew, who was a nationally ranked tennis star in Canada; and 24-year-old Matthew, who nabbed a coveted role as a lead cast member on the talked-about pilot then called Friends Like Us and so much more. In an extraordinary story that only he could tell - and in the heartfelt, hilarious and warmly familiar way only he could tell it - Matthew Perry lays bare the fractured family that raised him (and also left him to his own devices), the desire for recognition that drove him to fame, and the void inside him that could not be filled even by his greatest dreams coming true. But he also details the peace he's found in sobriety and how he feels about the ubiquity of Friends, sharing stories about his castmates and other stars he met along the way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798885798150
Publisher: Gale, A Cengage Group
Publication date: 04/16/2024
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 451
Sales rank: 148,272
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

About The Author
Matthew Perry was a Canadian American actor, executive producer, and playwright.
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