"The one episode where Chandler wrote a book": Matthew Perry writes about the hit sitcom in his memoir. But not only beautiful stories are in it - his drug addiction and "difficult times" with the "Friends" cast are also topics.
Fans of the series "Friends" should be happy about this news: Matthew Perry, who embodied in the cult series Chandler Bing, has finished writing his memoirs. He announces this on Instagram.
"My ego doesn't like that I have to stop writing about myself," the actor scoffs. One photo shows a stack of paper with the title of his book Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing written on the front. "But the book is finished. So that's it," he adds.
7.8 million fans follow the 52-year-old on the social media platform. Some of them express their anticipation about the book in the comments and write, among other things, "The one episode where Chandler wrote a book" or "Could I be more excited for this book?" in reference to his "Friends" cult character.
In October 2021, Matthew Perry first announced that he was working on his autobiography. In it he wanted to report about his life and career, it said. In February 2022 followed the title and further details about the book, which is scheduled for release on November 1 of this year. In "Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing" Perry "takes the reader to the stage of the most successful sitcom of all time and tells about his private battle with addiction", according to the announcement text of the publisher Flatiron. Perry struggled with drug problems throughout his career.
"Perry vividly describes his lifelong struggle with the disease and what led to it, despite seemingly having everything," the publisher continued. The actor also doesn't want to sugarcoat "difficult times" with the cast of "Friends," Us Weekly reported in February, citing an anonymous source. Filming on the "Friends" set wasn't always a "bed of roses" for Perry. "He will also talk about how the reunion went, the good and the bad."
"So much has been written about me in the past. I thought it was about time people heard from me," Perry wrote on Instagram at the time. "The highs were high, the lows were low. But I survived to tell the story, even if at times it seemed like I wouldn't make it."