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Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir Audio CD – Unabridged, Nov. 1 2022
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This program is read by the author, Matthew Perry.
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.
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.
A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books.
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- Publisher : Macmillan Audio; Unabridged edition (Nov. 1 2022)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 1250867061
- ISBN-13 : 978-1250867063
- Item weight : 225 g
- Dimensions : 12.95 x 2.16 x 14.99 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #425,541 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #3,956 in Entertainer
- #4,313 in Actor Biographies
- #16,205 in Memoirs (Books)
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Reviewed in Canada on January 22, 2023
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I hesitate to call the book a memoir because I believe that Matthew Perry has much wisdom to teach us. For example, Perry experienced whether or not he was worthy of love, or able to commit to a woman without being left first. So Perry thought he was not enough to have a meaningful relationship with a person who understood the man. All of us had been there or another at some point in our lives.
Perry's alcohol and drug abuse was not a cry for help; however, looking for happiness and calmness within himself like warm honey. I am not making any excuses for Matthew Perry, but addiction is an unknown place to people who are not educated about this disease. Still, it is a sadistic love affair that you should not be having and you know you will be in trouble. But, unfortunately, the beast wins.
I am thankful that Perry has beaten the odds and striving as an excellent writer and storyteller.
I hope that Matthew Perry finds love because everyone deserves love.
Thank you Matthew Perry.
P.S. I actually prayed while in the hospital, and I'm not Christian, that's how terrified I was, not seeing my kids faces terrified me, that I actually cried and prayed, and I kept telling myself while praying, I'm not Christian, but God please, let me see my kids grow up, at least to 100 years old to see grandkids and be there for every second. I never told my sister I prayed.
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Yes, he suffers from addiction but unlike most people, we’re not, as he puts it “I’m insanely rich” and most people do not have the support he’s been given. I suffer from addiction myself and the NHS support offered to people this day is shocking.
I feel there’s a lot of “oh I’m so great, I’m so funny, my mind is so quick” that it has put me off watching Friends again for life and I do love Friends and watch it all the time, sadly I haven’t been able to watch it anymore because of this book.
Also, book is badly written.
Save yourself disappointment and don’t read this book.
Wow this was a really deep and honest book from Matthew Perry ‘Matty’ to his friends. He is so brutally honest about his childhood and life experiences that I could not put it down. At the end I just wanted to give him a big hug.
I am rewatching friends now with my daughter and she loves Chandler as well. Who knew that behind the perfect comedy and smile, he was dealing with so much behind closed doors. It’s a miracle he is still alive, the amount of pills he was popping!
Now, after sharing his story and getting his life on track, I really hope he finds what he’s been looking for. He has some real true friends to keep him on track. I look forward to see what the future holds for Matty
Some of this book is truly shocking and it's a miracle that he's alive today. One Vicodin tablet contains 500mg of paracetemol and he was taking 55 of these a day for years.