To Matthew Perry, God Was a Bunch of Drunks in a Room

From a New York Times guest essay by Hank Azaria headlined “To Matthew Perry, God Was a Bunch of Drunks in a Room”:

Matthew Perry said that he wanted to be remembered as someone who helped people get sober, even more than he wanted to be remembered as a very funny, famous Friend. I think he’ll be remembered as both.

I know that I will always think of him that way. We met almost 40 years ago, and he was, by far, the funniest friend I ever had. He also was the person who helped me get sober.