Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing

Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing

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Publisher Description

"Going into his "why," Perry's audiobook is a fascinating listen."- AudioFile

This program is read by the author.

A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK BY TIME, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, GOODREADS, USA TODAY, AND MORE!

The beloved star of
Friends takes us behind the scenes of the hit sitcom and his struggles with addiction in this candid, funny, and revelatory memoir that delivers a powerful message of hope and persistence.

“Hi, my name is Matthew, although you may know me by another name. My friends call me Matty. And I should be dead.”

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 traveled from Montreal to Los Angeles, shuffling between his separated parents; fourteen-year-old Matthew, who was a nationally ranked tennis star in Canada; twenty-four-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. Frank, self-aware, and with his trademark humor, Perry vividly depicts his lifelong battle with addiction and what fueled it despite seemingly having it all.

Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing is an unforgettable memoir that is both intimate and eye-opening—as well as a hand extended to anyone struggling with sobriety. Unflinchingly honest, moving, and uproariously funny, this is the audiobook fans have been waiting for.

A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
NARRATOR
MP
Matthew Perry
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
08:49
hr min
RELEASED
2022
November 1
PUBLISHER
Macmillan Audio
SIZE
580.2
MB

Customer Reviews

yawavi ,

Good memoir.

He jumps around alot but circles back. I feel like the ending was a little abrupt in the book but it also reflects the abrupt ending in real life.

SaraLove47$ ,

Very Raw and Brave

Listening to his audio book after his passing is surreal. I wasn’t expecting him to narrate it but it was emotional to here his voice talk about all his pain and struggles, but towards the end he seemed to have found the peace he was searching for but to only live that peace for such a short time is heartbreaking! He’s so brave to share his story and to be so raw with his feeling and struggles for all to read and help others know that you are not alone and you are worth saving, Rest in Love Matty

lapiper21 ,

Wonderful read

This book just hits different after Matthew Perry passed. God bless his soul. I’m so glad he narrated his own book.

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