Mates star Matthew Perry to jot down autobiography after signing ‘seven determine’ deal | Ents & Arts Information


Mates star Matthew Perry is to launch an “unflinchingly sincere” autobiography about his time on the hit present and his habit issues, a writer has introduced.

Within the as-yet-untitled guide, to be printed subsequent autumn, Perry will take readers “behind-the-scenes” of the vastly profitable sitcom Mates, Flatiron Books mentioned.

The memoir may even discover the 52-year-old actor’s historical past of substance abuse and alcohol issues, which have dogged his profession.

Friends: The Reunion sees the cast back together on screen for the first time in 17 years. Pic: Sky/ Warner Media/ HBO
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Perry joined his co-stars earlier this 12 months for the Mates reunion episode. Pic: Sky/ Warner Media/ HBO

The writer mentioned it gained the rights to the guide “in a serious in a single day pre-empt” – securing it forward of an public sale.

Stories within the US prompt the deal was within the “mid-seven determine vary”.

Flatiron, a division of Macmillan, mentioned: “Within the guide, Perry takes readers behind-the-scenes and onto the soundstage of essentially the most profitable sitcom of all time whereas opening up about his non-public struggles with habit.

“Perry’s memoir, the primary from a solid member of Mates, is unflinchingly sincere, dishy, and hilarious: that is the guide that Mates followers have been ready for however may even shed a robust mild for anybody who’s in their very own battle for themselves or a cherished one.”

Megan Lynch, writer of Flatiron Books, mentioned: “We’d like humour, we’d like catharsis, and we have to agree on one thing – and Matthew’s extraordinary story, instructed in his inimitable voice, is that factor.

Molly Hurwitz and Matthew Perry. Pics: Uptomyknees/ Erik Pendzich/
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Molly Hurwitz and Matthew Perry break up in June. Pics: Uptomyknees/ Erik Pendzich/ Shutterstock

“Matthew’s guide has unrivalled potential to convey folks collectively, which feels particularly galvanising proper now, a time of isolation and division.”

Perry was one of many best-known and best-paid tv stars in the course of the 10-year run of Mates from 1994 however he struggled to beat habit.

His look on the present modified as his weight fluctuated drastically as a result of his drug abuse.

In 2016 Perry, whose movie roles embody The Complete 9 Yards and 17 Once more, instructed the BBC his downside was so dangerous he can not bear in mind virtually three years of his time on Mates, from seasons three to 6.

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Perry joined his former co-stars for the extremely awaited Mates reunion particular in Might, when some followers expressed concern at his look on the programme.

In June, he break up from his fiancee Molly Hurwitz after three years collectively.



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