Matthew Perry’s Memoir: From Chandler to Addiction Woes
In his new, painful memoir, Matthew Perry’s Friends, Lover, and The Big Terrible Thing, he writes about the depths of his harrowing addiction to drugs and alcohol, and many more.
Matthew Perry, who worked on his breakout TV series “Friends,” has written a beautiful memoir, “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing” (out on November 1), detailing his journey-where highs were high and lows were low.
Most of these revelations made headlines in the days and weeks leading up to the release of the memoir on October 28, including that at the height of Matthew Perry’s addiction, where according to a report from THR, he was taking 55 Vicodin pills a day; that he was in a coma several years ago and had undergone dozens of surgeries to repair his exploded colon; and that his Friends co-stars, particularly Jennifer Aniston, continued to reach out and offer help after Friends ended (Lisa Kudrow wrote the foreword to Matthew Perry’s new memoir).
His Relations With Addiction During Friends
The book will feature Matthew Perry delving deep into his time on Friends, along with his past relationships and friendships, as well as a devastating addiction that nearly led to his demise.
Where actor and character diverge is in Chandler finding happiness, married Monica Geller (Courteney Cox), and having twins; actor Matthew Perry, in contrast, is just emerging from decades of unsustainable addictions, which culminated in a health crisis he was extremely fortunate to survive.
When Perry’s got the part of Chandler, Perry’s addiction was only just starting, but that was just the start of his troubles. Perry’s addiction was Friends throughout, but he said that his castmates provided him a beacon of hope in his dark times, in an exclusive interview with People.
Sneak Peak of the Memoir
A few days ago, Perry shared a post on his social media handle, a sneak peek at the memoir stating about his time on Friends, battling addiction, and much more.