Friends Is Getting a 25th Anniversary Book and We Are SO Ready for It
Friends will live on forever in our hearts — and in pop culture. Even if the idea of a reboot gives Chandler (er, Matthew Perry) nightmares, loyal viewers of the show (us included) are not quite ready to let it go. Fan theories about the series are still popping up, JAY-Z recently recreated the show for his music video, and we can’t stop watching reruns. And now there’s news about a 25th anniversary Friends book.
It’s hard to believe that more than two decades have gone by since the gang first walked into Central Perk (and our living rooms) in 1994, but 2019 will indeed mark the 25th anniversary of the show, which still gets an unbelievable 16 million viewers a week (not including folks who stream the show on Netflix). To celebrate the grand occasion, Refinery29 contributor and author Kelsey Miller will be writing a book titled I’ll Be There for You.
Harlequin imprint Hanover Square Press is gearing up to publish the comprehensive tome, which, according to The Hollywood Reporter, will explore “the origins of the show, the numerous high-profile guest stars (Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Tom Selleck, Reese Witherspoon, and many more) and, of course, Jennifer Aniston’s infamous ‘Rachel’ haircut.”
In addition to reflecting on and analyzing the show’s history, Miller will also use I’ll Be There for You to look at the sitcom’s lasting appeal more than 20 years after it went off the air. It sounds like a must-read for ALL Friends fans from the past, present, and future, and we are SO ready to get our hands on a copy.
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