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Matthew Perry secures ‘seven figures’ to write autobiography

Matthew Perry secures ‘seven figures’ to write autobiography… which will cover his Friends stardom, behind-the-scenes battle with addiction and more


Matthew Perry will tell the story of his life and career in an upcoming autobiography.

The actor secured a reported seven-figure deal to give the exclusive worldwide rights to Flatiron Books, a division of Macmillan, according to Deadline.

Perry rose to fame in the 90s as Chandler Bing on the sitcom Friends but during his time in the spotlight he’s struggled with substance abuse and addiction.

Tell all: Matthew Perry will tell the story of his life and career in an upcoming autobiography for Flatiron Books. He reportedly secured a seven-figure deal for the manuscript

It will be the first memoir written by any of the Friends, who include Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer and Lisa Kudrow.

According to Deadline: ‘It is set to be a candid and self-aware book told with his trademark humor, with Perry vividly detailing his lifelong battle with the disease [of addiction] and what fueled it despite seemingly having it all.’

The yet-to-be-titled tome plans for a fall 2022 publication.

Megan Lynch, publisher of Flatiron Books, will edit.

Speaking of the project with Deadline, she said: ‘We need humor, we need catharsis, and we need to agree on something–and Matthew’s extraordinary story, told in his inimitable voice, is that thing.

Life: According to Deadline 'It is set to be a candid and self-aware book told with his trademark humor, with Perry vividly detailing his lifelong battle with the disease and what fueled it despite seemingly having it all'

Life: According to Deadline ‘It is set to be a candid and self-aware book told with his trademark humor, with Perry vividly detailing his lifelong battle with the disease and what fueled it despite seemingly having it all’

Big money: From 2002 to 2003, the star earned and eye-popping $24M to portray Chandler Bing on Friends, which ran for 10 seasons spanning 1994 to 2004

Big money: From 2002 to 2003, the star earned and eye-popping $24M to portray Chandler Bing on Friends, which ran for 10 seasons spanning 1994 to 2004

Perry has had his highs and lows throughout his three-plus decades in the limelight. 

The Fools Rush In star has had his highs and lows throughout his three-plus decades in the limelight.

From 2002 to 2003, the star earned and eye-popping $24M to portray Chandler Bing on Friends, which ran for 10 seasons spanning 1994 to 2004.

Matthew has battled addictions to Vicodin, methadone, amphetamines and alcohol through the years, and also had two stints in rehab. 

Most recently, he caused concern after appearing to be out of sorts during his appearance on the Friends reunion special for HBO Max back in May, making headlines for bringing a ‘palpable unease’ to the long-hyped special.

Worse for wear: Matthew has battled addictions to Vicodin, methadone, amphetamines and alcohol through the years, and also had two stints in rehab. He's seen in 2015 above

Worse for wear: Matthew has battled addictions to Vicodin, methadone, amphetamines and alcohol through the years, and also had two stints in rehab. He’s seen in 2015 above

'The One Where They Get Back Together': Perry last made headlines for bringing a 'palpable unease' to the long-hyped Friends: The Reunion, which aired May 27 on HBO Max

‘The One Where They Get Back Together’: Perry last made headlines for bringing a ‘palpable unease’ to the long-hyped Friends: The Reunion, which aired May 27 on HBO Max

Perry admitted he doesn’t hear ‘from anyone’ in the cast and used to feel ‘like I was going to die if the [audience] didn’t laugh’ while acting on the NBC sitcom. 

‘It’s not healthy, for sure, but I would sometimes say a line and they wouldn’t laugh and I would sweat and just go into convulsions if I didn’t get the laugh I was supposed to get. I would freak out,’ he confessed.

Matthew has been single since ending his engagement to literary manager Molly Hurwitz back in June and little has been known of his romances since.

It was revealed last year that Matthew had contacted a 19-year-old  through exclusive celebrity dating app Raya. His previous romances include dalliances with Julia Roberts, Neve Campbell, Lauren Graham, and Lizzy Caplan. 

Awkward... Perry admitted he doesn't hear 'from anyone' in the cast and used to feel 'like I was going to die if the [audience] didn't laugh' while acting on the NBC sitcom

Awkward… Perry admitted he doesn’t hear ‘from anyone’ in the cast and used to feel ‘like I was going to die if the [audience] didn’t laugh’ while acting on the NBC sitcom 

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