Unflinching. Brutal. Honest. Incredibly enlightening. These are just some of the feelings inspired by Matthew Perry’s outstanding autobiography. Even if you weren’t a huge fan of ‘Friends’, the inside story of the megahit and its influence on Matt’s life is compelling. All the fame and money in the world couldn’t stop him from relapsing over and over again.
Ever the jokester, Perry tells his amazing story of addiction and recovery in a no-holds-barred style that is fascinating. Along with many anecdotes about his long career as an actor, Perry also doesn’t sugarcoat his lifelong battle with the big, terrible thing: addiction. The ending was particularly poignant to me, as it seems Perry has finally matured and is able to thoughtfully reflect on what is important in life.
”I don’t need to leave the people in a room screaming in laughter.
I just need to stand up straight and leave the room.”
I applaud Perry for being so vulnerable. This poignant memoir is not to be missed.
About the Book:
In an extraordinary story that only he could tell, Matthew Perry takes readers onto the soundstage of the most successful sitcom of all time while opening up about his private struggles with addiction. Candid, self-aware, and told with his trademark humor, Perry vividly details his lifelong battle with the disease and what fueled it despite seemingly having it all.
Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing is an unforgettable memoir that shares the most intimate details of the love Perry lost, his darkest days, and his greatest friends.
Unflinchingly honest, moving, and hilarious: this is the book fans have been waiting for.