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Matthew, who played Chandler Bing in the show, is set to take readers 'behind the scenes' of Friends with the book expected to be released next autumn.
It's said to be “the book that Friends fans have been waiting for but will also shed a powerful light for anyone who is in their own battle for themselves or a loved one” with Matthew discussing what led to his battle with substance abuse.
Macmillan's Flatiron Books has won the worldwide rights in what's thought to be a 'mid seven figure deal'.
Megan Lynch of Flatiron Books said: “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 unrivalled potential to bring people together, which feels especially galvanising right now, a time of isolation and division.”
Matthew, 52, has previously opened up about his struggles with addiction and how it impacted his time on Friends.
"I was on 'Friends' from age 24 to 34. I was in the white-hot flame of fame," he told People.
"The six of us were just everywhere all the time. From an outsider's perspective, it would seem like I had it all. It was actually a very lonely time for me because I was suffering from alcoholism.
"... I was never high at work. I was painfully, painfully hungover. Then eventually things got so bad I couldn't hide it, and then everybody knew."
The star also revealed to BBC that he doesn't remember around three years of his time on the show.
“I don't remember three years of it. I was a little out of it at the time — somewhere between seasons three and six.”
We can't wait to get stuck into this.
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