Matthew Perry has penned down a new memoir. It ushers in under the title “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing”. In this memoir he gives away the interesting information that he was once on a date with Cameron Diaz. He states that he accidentally tripped over Cameron Diaz while he was on a date with her.
During the encounter, the actress hit him in the face. The “Friends” star casts his mind back to the day when the two briefly met on a date immediately after Diaz split up with Justin Timberlake in 2007. This reflection is recorded in his memoir. On that date, Perry was unable to connect with Diaz. In fact, it was a group dinner.
Diaz was stoned from the start. She showed negligible interest in Perry. Perry recalls how he said something witty to Diaz during a game of Pictionary. He even tells us about how Diaz hit him in the face. In the memoir you will find many interesting revelations. Some pages briefly discuss Matthew Perry’s dating life. However, what his memoir mainly focuses on is his struggles with addiction.
A glimpse of Matthew Perry’s memoir
In fact, his memoir also tells us about how Matthew and Julia Roberts became estranged. They dated each other only for two months. Roberts made a cameo appearance in an episode of the popular sitcom. Matthew reveals that the 54-year-old actress and he had been dating since the time Roberts made an appearance. However, there was a rapid worsening of the situation.
Throughout the letter, Matthew expresses remorse for the way he has lost relationships as a consequence of the abuse of drugs and alcohol. He also lets us know about his abysmal experience of withdrawal symptoms. Since he has practiced 18 months of abstinence, he has suffered from auditory hallucinations. He will possibly have to take Suboxone for the rest of his life to treat his dependence on opioids. He states that as a result he finds himself in a state of anhedonia, characterized by a reduced capacity to feel pleasure traditionally.
To elucidate his near-death experiences, Matthew recalls several of them. For instance, on one occasion, his heart stopped beating for five minutes straight due to a cardiac arrest. Soon afterwards, he began popping pills laced with fentanyl several times weekly. The price of each drug amounts to $3,000. He tells us that his closest call to death was in 2019. It took him 14 days to recuperate from his colon burst after he was put into a coma. Doctors reported to his family members that there was a 2% chance of him surviving.
More about Matthew Perry
Matthew Perry is most prominent for playing Chandler Bing in the television sitcom series “Friends”. In fact, he got nominated for the Emmy Award for his performance in Friends. We also experienced his amazing performance in “Fools, Rush In” and “The Whole Nine Yards”.
He spent his childhood and teenage years with his mother. After that, he relocated with his father. He was a zealous sports enthusiast. In fact, he achieved grand success as a junior tennis player. People started recognizing him when he performed the lead role of Chazz Russell in Second Chance. Thus, he carved out a place for himself in comedy and drama and that was just the beginning. The terribly honest recording of his life experiences makes the memoir stand out.