Monday, June 17, 2024

Matthew Perry’s Tragic Death Sends 2022 Autobiography Back to the Top of Amazon Best Sellers


Death sells, we’ve certainly learned that much over the years.

Now Matthew Perry’s autobiography has zoomed back to the top of the best seller list.

“Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing” is number 2 on amazon right now following Perry’s untimely and tragic death. Fans will be scouring it for mentions of death, and there are plenty. Perry had a mordant sense of humor, he was sarcastic and glib and maybe a little weary of his long fight with addiction. As it turns out, the book was his way of saying goodbye.

Perry wrote in the book:

“I don’t want to die. I’m scared to die.” He embraced his sobriety, which is what makes his death so more painful to two generations that grew up on Chandler Bing and his facial tics and splendidly comic reactions to situations.

“Friends, Lovers” may actually knock Britney Spears’ book off the top spot by the end of the day. There are no more revelations to be had from that book except the story how she dictated it to ghost writer Sam Lansky.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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