One of the many great quotes from this sadly funny story. As the subject matter deals with mental illness there is also a universal story here that anyone can learn from. This book should be required reading fin high school....
The Silver Linings Playbook (Paperback)
Aawww shucks! NPR's Nancy Pear...
In the six months that followed his leaving teaching and the Philadelphia area,Matthew Quick floated down the Peruvian Amazon and formed The Bardbarians (a two-man literary circle), backpacked around Southern Africa, hiked to the bottom of a snowy Grand Canyon, soul-searched, and finally began writing full-time.
Matthew earned his Creative Writing MFA through Goddard College. He has since returned to the Philadelphia area, where he lives with his wife and their greyhound.
Aawww shucks! NPR's Nancy Pearl said. I know thats hardly a usual way to begin a book review, but it was my immediate response to finishing Matthew Quicks heartwarming, humorous and soul-satisfying first novel . . . This book makes me smile.
Meet Pat Peoples. Pat has a theory: his life is a movie produced by God. And his God-given mission is to become physically fit and emotionally literate, whereupon God will ensure him a happy endingthe return of his estranged wife, Nikki. (It might not come as a surprise to learn that Pat has spent several years in a mental health facility.) The problem is, Pats now home, and everything feels off. No one will talk to him about Nikki; his beloved Philadelphia Eagles keep losing; hes being pursued by the deeply odd Tiffany; his new therapist seems to recommend adultery as a form of therapy. Plus, hes being haunted by Kenny G!
David O. Russell, the Oscar-nominated director of The Fighter, is helming his own adaptation ofThe Silver Linings Playbook, featuring Bradley Cooper (People magazines Sexiest Man Alive) in the role of Pat, alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Julia Stiles, Chris Tucker, and Jacki Weaver. As the award-winning novelist Justin Cronin put it: Tender, soulful, hilarious, and true, The Silver Linings Playbook is a wonderful debut.
|Genre||FICTION / Literary|
|Publisher Date||2012-10-16 00:00:00.0|
|Publisher||Sarah Crichton Books|
|Unit weight||0.6 lb|
|Edition Detail||Media Tie In|
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