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‘The Upside of Imperfection’ by Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry, best known for his Emmy-nominated performance as Chandler Bing in the iconic sitcom ‘Friends’, is now an author. His new book, ‘The Upside of Imperfection’, is a poignant and inspirational memoir about struggling with mental and physical health.

The honest opening

The book begins with an honest account of Perry’s struggles with addiction, mental health and physical health. His story includes moments of both despair and hope, making it a thought-provoking and moving account of the power of personal transformation.

Getting to the UPside

Throughout the book, Perry interweaves personal experiences with scientific research on how to cope with anxiety and depression. He also discusses the power of self-acceptance and the importance of facing one’s own imperfections.

The power of resilience and hope

The book is ultimately a story of persistence and resilience. Perry demonstrates that through courage and determination, it is possible to overcome even the most difficult obstacles. He encourages readers to learn to accept themselves, embrace their unique strengths and weaknesses and use these to work towards a brighter, healthier life.

Closing thoughts

The Upside of Imperfectionis an uplifting and inspirational glimpse into Matthew Perry’s life. Through personal anecdotes and insightful reflections, he encourages readers to take responsibility for their own well-being and to not be afraid to seek help or take risks.

Key takeaways

  • It is possible to overcome difficult obstacles with courage & determination
  • The power of self-acceptance and embracing weaknesses
  • The importance of facing one’s own imperfections
  • The need to take responsibility for one’s own well-being


Mostafa Saady, Egyptian Software Engineer, supersonic self-learner and teacher, fond of learning and exploring new technologies and science. As a self-taught professional I really know the hard parts and the difficult topics when learning new or improving on already-known languages. This background and experience enables me to focus on the most relevant key concepts and topics.

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