Sales of Matthew Perry's Emotional Book Chronicling His Addiction Have Doubled in the Months Since His Death (Exclusive)

Matthew Perry's memoir, 'Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing,' has seen a surge in sales following his passing at the age of 54.


Matthew Perry's Memoir Reaches More Readers After His Death

Matthew Perry's memoir, titled 'Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing,' was written to provide readers with an honest glimpse into his life, including his acting career, high-profile relationships, and his struggles with addiction. Since his untimely death, the book has gained even more popularity.

Perry explained that he wanted to share his story when he was in a stable place, hoping that it would make a positive impact on others. In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE before the release of his book, he revealed his years-long battle with substance abuse, which escalated to a life-threatening point.

After a health crisis at the age of 49, Perry spent time in a coma, fought for his life, and underwent multiple medical procedures. His harrowing experience motivated him to speak out and shed light on the complexities of addiction.

The Matthew Perry Foundation Honors His Memory

Matthew Perry had plans to establish a foundation to support individuals struggling with addiction prior to his passing. To honor his legacy, his loved ones made this vision a reality.

The Matthew Perry Foundation was launched on November 3rd with a mission to address the stigma surrounding addiction, improve access to care, and advocate for better treatment. The foundation aims to make a difference in as many lives as possible based on Perry's own words and experiences.

The actor had previously been open about his own struggles with alcohol and prescription drug abuse, acknowledging that it became impossible to hide the extent of his addiction. He received recognition for his advocacy work in 2015 and continued to be a vocal supporter of individuals battling addiction.

Double the Sales Since Matthew Perry's Passing

In the wake of Matthew Perry's death, the sales of his memoir 'Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing' have skyrocketed. The book, known for its raw and emotional portrayal of addiction, has surpassed 2.5 million copies sold and continues to be in demand.

Readers have resonated with Perry's willingness to share his personal journey and the challenges he faced. The book can now be found in various bookstores and online platforms, offering hope and understanding to those who may be experiencing similar struggles.

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, please don't hesitate to reach out for help. The SAMHSA helpline at 1-800-662-HELP is available to provide support and guidance.