Best Selling Books by Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry is the author of Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing (2022), The Fourteen Lives of Matt Perry (2009), The Odd Past (2018), A Professional Soldier (2014) and other 3 books.

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Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing

release date: Nov 01, 2022
Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing
INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER The BELOVED STAR OF FRIENDS takes us behind the scenes of the hit sitcom and his struggles with addiction in this “CANDID, DARKLY FUNNY...POIGNANT” memoir (The New York Times) A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK by Time, Associated Press, Goodreads, USA Today, and more! “Hi, my name is Matthew, although you may know me by another name. My friends call me Matty. And I should be dead.” So begins the riveting story of acclaimed actor Matthew Perry, taking us along on his journey from childhood ambition to fame to addiction and recovery in the aftermath of a life-threatening health scare. Before the frequent hospital visits and stints in rehab, there was five-year-old Matthew, who traveled from Montreal to Los Angeles, shuffling between his separated parents; fourteen-year-old Matthew, who was a nationally ranked tennis star in Canada; twenty-four-year-old Matthew, who nabbed a coveted role as a lead cast member on the talked-about pilot then called Friends Like Us. . . and so much more. In an extraordinary story that only he could tell—and in the heartfelt, hilarious, and warmly familiar way only he could tell it—Matthew Perry lays bare the fractured family that raised him (and also left him to his own devices), the desire for recognition that drove him to fame, and the void inside him that could not be filled even by his greatest dreams coming true. But he also details the peace he’s found in sobriety and how he feels about the ubiquity of Friends, sharing stories about his castmates and other stars he met along the way. Frank, self-aware, and with his trademark humor, Perry vividly depicts his lifelong battle with addiction and what fueled it despite seemingly having it all. Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing is an unforgettable memoir that is both intimate and eye-opening—as well as a hand extended to anyone struggling with sobriety. Unflinchingly honest, moving, and uproariously funny, this is the book fans have been waiting for.

The Fourteen Lives of Matt Perry

release date: Jan 09, 2009
The Fourteen Lives of Matt Perry
This book is a family saga about emigration and its aftermath. Matthew Valentin Perry is the child of immigrants--a man from humble origins following the American dream. His life is the product of resolve in a changing world and ambition in a land of opportunity. His successes and failures are unique but familiar, and his memoir is a written testament to the American spirit.

The Odd Past

release date: Apr 16, 2018
The Odd Past
From the Author I love history, and I have spent my entire adult life teaching kids about our past. Throughout my time in the classroom, I have accumulated a bevy of weird and wacky stories for my students. Most people grow up hating history because they weren't told about the good stuff, they just read their textbook and drooling in a stupor. I have made it my goal to end the era of sleeping in history class, and this book is the culmination of that work. Check out these and other great tales at www.theoddpast.com

A Professional Soldier

release date: Aug 31, 2014
A Professional Soldier
The son of a gardener, James Duncan enlisted in the 17th Lancers in 1842. Promoted from the ranks during the winter hell of the Crimean War, he went on to fight in the Indian Mutiny, before becoming the Fort-Major of Edinburgh Castle, and retiring as an Honorary Colonel. 'A Professional Soldier' examines the everyday existence of a 19th century cavalryman, as he rises through the ranks from Private to Colonel. Exploring the routines, drills, tactics, and ideals, which would have made up Duncan's daily life, and defined him as a career soldier, at peace and at war. Along the way, hopefully proving that many Victorian soldiers were not blunderers, but professional soldiers.

You Are So Far Behind, You Think You Are in Front

release date: Nov 24, 2020
You Are So Far Behind, You Think You Are in Front
This book is the story of my life with my father and my son Chance. The stories are how he told them and how I remember them. There are descriptions of Combat, discussions of PTSD, Suicide, and Death. If things like that bother you, tread lightly; Or do as the Master Sergeant would say and Put Some Tar on Your Socks.

Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing

release date: Oct 28, 2022

African Squadron General Orders

release date: Jan 01, 2022
African Squadron General Orders
General orders and circulars issued by Commodore Matthew Perry to the commanders of the U.S. Navy ships MACEDONIAN, PREBLE, and PORPOISE. The "African Squadron" was sent to patrol the west coast of Africa and nearby islands to help suppress the slave trade in 1843.
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