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Friends, lovers, and the big terrible thing : a memoir / Matthew Perry.

Perry, Matthew, 1969-2023 (author.). Kudrow, Lisa, (writer of foreword.).


"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"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250866448
  • ISBN: 1250866448
  • Physical Description: xii, 250 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Flatiron Books, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Foreword by Lisa Kudrow" -- book jacket.
Formatted Contents Note:
The view -- Interlude : New York -- Another generation shot to hell -- Interlude : Matman -- Baggage -- Interlude : Dead -- Like I've been there before -- Interlude : Zoom -- No fourth wall -- Interlude : Holes -- Bruce Willis -- Interlude : All heaven breaking loose -- The benefit of Friends -- Interlude : Pockets -- Odyssey -- Interlude : Trauma camp -- Three's not company, three ruins everything -- Interlude : Violence in Hollywood -- The big terrible thing -- Interlude : The smoking section -- Batman.
Subject: Perry, Matthew, 1969-2023.
Friends (Television program)
Actors > United States > Biography.
Addicts > United States > Biography.
Substance abuse > United States.
Perry, Matthew, 1969-2023.
Friends (Television program)
Substance abuse.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts.
PERFORMING ARTS / Television / Genres / Comedy.
United States.
Genre: Autobiographies.

Available copies

  • 32 of 111 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.


  • 29 current holds with 111 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch B PERRY PER (Text) 34207002497676 Adult Non-Fiction Biographies Checked out 03/07/2024
Akron Carnegie PL - Akron B PER (Text) 75253000066445 Adult Biography Checked out 02/22/2024
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria B PER (Text) 37521531071621 AMPL Adult Biography On holds shelf -
Andrews-Dallas PL - Andrews BIOGRAPHY Perry (Text) 73351000058259 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Attica PL - Attica B PERRY (Text) 74231000127801 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Barton Rees Pogue Mem. PL - Upland BIO PERRY (Text) 76277000044560 Nonfiction* Available -
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 920 PERRY MATTHEW (Text) 34706001757832 Non-Fiction 900-999 Checked out 03/07/2024
Benton Co PL - Fowler B PERRY (Text) 34044001091790 Adult Biography Checked out 03/07/2024
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main 92 PER (Text) 36803001193775 BIOGRAPHY In transit -
Brazil PL - Brazil 791.4502 P (Text) 38160000366482 Second Floor, Non-Fiction Available -

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