Given that Fools Rush In, it’s a good thing Matthew Perry waited until his 53rd year to go the Whole Nine Yards and write an autobiography, a process that requires a person to reflect on life—become 17 Again, if you will. Of course, publishing any book is a team effort—it takes Three to Tango (you know, writer, agent, editor—okay, it take a lot more people than that to publish a book but you see what I’m doing here). And hopefully you make a few Friends along the way!
Flatiron will publish the book in fall 2022. Megan Lynch, Flatiron’s publisher and Perry’s editor, told Deadline,
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. Matthew’s book has unrivaled potential to bring people together, which feels especially galvanizing right now, a time of isolation and division.
The book, which sold for seven figures, “will take readers behind-the-scenes and onto the soundstage of the sitcom while opening up about his private struggles with addiction.”
Perry is, of course, best known for starring at Chandler Bing (AKA Mrs. Chanandler Bong) on Friends, and is the first of the show’s stars to publish a memoir. Still, I think the question on everyone’s mind is: can we talk about Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, the beloved (by me) Aaron Sorkin show on which Perry starred from 2006 to 2007? Because I have a lot of thoughts. A lot.