Waiting on the new Biography by Matthew Perry?
Hey there, Waitlisters!
Actor, Matthew Perry takes us behind the scenes of a beloved sitcom, and pulls back the curtain on his personal struggles with addiction in this “CANDID, DARKLY FUNNY…POIGNANT” memoir (The New York Times), Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing. With 57 patrons waiting for this biography, I’m here to give you a few options to keep you busy while you wait for your turn to come up in the queue!
“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. In an extraordinary story that only he could tell—and in the heartfelt, hilarious, and warmly familiar way only he could tell it— Perry lays bare the fractured family that raised him (and also left him to his own devices), the desire for recognition that drove him, and the void inside him that could not be filled. He also details the peace he’s found in sobriety and how he feels about the ubiquity of Friends, sharing stories about his cast-mates and other stars he met along the way.
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 book fans have been waiting for.
Down and out in paradise: the life of Anthony Bourdain by Charles Leerhsen (2022) – Can be requested through the GMILCS consortium
Beyond the Wand by Tom Felton (2022) – CL Audiobook
Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry is also available through the Merrimack Public Library in audio or ebook through Libby/Overdrive and CloudLibrary.
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