Matthew Perry Announces Upcoming Autobiography


| LAST UPDATE 02/28/2022

By Conner Goodman
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We know and adore him from his time as Chandler on Friends - and now we'll get to relive those cherished memories thanks to his upcoming autobiography! Here's everything you need to know about Matthew Perry's memoir, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing.

The 52-year old has announced that the upcoming book will retell his life story. "So much has been written about me in the past. I thought it was time people heard from me. The highs were high, the lows were low. But I have lived to tell the tale, even though at times it looked like I wouldn't. And it's all in here," the actor captioned his Twitter post, alongside the book's cover picture. Perry teased, "I apologize that it's not a pop-up book."

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Perry's acting career began when he was just a teenager. He had booked various gigs before landing a re-occurring role on the series Sydney, a 1990 show, where he played the younger brother of Valerie Bertinelli's character. But it wasn't until he got the part of Chandler Bing that his career really took off. Joining the cast of Friends turned Perry's life upside down. He portrayed the hilarious dry-humored Chandler for 10 seasons on NBC - between the years 1994 to 2004. Last year he was joined by his former co-stars for HBO Max's Friends reunion, where he reflected on the sitcom's mass success.

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"It was a character-driven funny, not timely funny," Perry explained about why Friends was so popular in the '90s - and even till today. "They didn't make timely jokes. They didn't make jokes about O.J. Simpson. They made character-driven jokes about people — and people are going to come back time and time again and watch that." We can't wait to read more about what Perry has to say. Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing is set to be released this November by Flatiron Books, a division of Macmillan. Until then, stay tuned.

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