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The Silver Linings Playbook (movie tie-in edition)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

142 out of 149 people found this review helpful.

A Story Of Loss, Recovery, Love, and Philadelphia Eagles Football

A year ago this coming August, my wife of 32 years passed away from battling cancer for 16 years. The last year of grieving has been a hard one for me, and I found myself reading various books on recovery and grief, trying to find a way to cope with my own loss, but nev...
A year ago this coming August, my wife of 32 years passed away from battling cancer for 16 years. The last year of grieving has been a hard one for me, and I found myself reading various books on recovery and grief, trying to find a way to cope with my own loss, but never really finding what I was looking for. That was until I read this extremely funny and yet somewhat sad novel by Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook, and found myself caught up in the personal recovery story of Pat Peoples, a college instructor who comes out of what he thinks is four months in a mental institution (it is actually a liitle longer than that) and tries to reconcile with his family, with past friends, his own shattered life, and possibly even with his ex-wife, who has actually become something of an obsession for him; an obsession that has him forever working out, trying to maintain a positive attitude and most important, to look for the silver lining, for the happy ending in his life that he believes is actually a movie produced and directed by God. Coming from a family of diehard Philadelphia Eagles fans, Pat tries to make peace with all those around him, goes to sessions with a therapist who shares more in common with Pat than he expected, and at the same time, work on making himself worthy to be reunited with his beloved ex-wife. Until he is introduced to a beautiful but equally messed up widow named Tiffany. Then Pat's life takes a sudden a dramatic turn, one that leads to discoveries of promise, betrayal, sorrow, despair, possible set-back and finally, hope and love. The Silver Linings Playbook is a story of Pat and Tiffany, two damaged souls who have experienced in their own ways unimaginable loss, emptiness and loneliness, and in the end, by becoming one, find not just the healing they both need and deserve, but true love. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, wonderfully written by Matthew Quick, with characters you cannot help but like and even come to love, and set against the backdrop of a typical Philadelphia Eagles football season, The Silver Linings Playbook is probably the most entertaining and satisfying love story you could ever find. I found it not just an entertaining and enjoyable read, but for me, it has also become a source of my own healing from my own tragic loss. It does indeed show me that even in the blackest of times, silver linings and happy endings do indeed still exist, and where there is love, there is indeed hope.

posted by CarlG on July 31, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 49 people found this review helpful.

Silver lining playbook

How can this book be nominated for an academy award does not even deserve a star

posted by Anonymous on January 30, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    Silver lining playbook

    How can this book be nominated for an academy award does not even deserve a star

    5 out of 49 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    Horrible!

    This book was the worst book I have ever read. It lacked in plot and character. The storyline was very weak and the characters were not very well developed.

    3 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

    A stupid book

    I did not like this book. He talked about this girl Nikki though the whole book and it get annoying.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    terrible

    I did not enjoy this book, I kept reading it, hoping it would get better/more interesting, but it never did it for me. I have not seen the film, thought I would read the book first, as I usually find the book to be much better than the film. In this case, I can only hope the film is much better!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 19, 2013

    Was not worth my time

    this is probably the worst book I have read in a very long time. if it could be returned I would return it. It should have been free and even then it would not be worth it.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Boring story line....football talk

    The book talks a lot about football, and is a slow read.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2013

    Shit

    Too much football. Annoying .

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2013

    the silver linings

    Delete from my library

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Not recommended

    I thought it was very boring

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    Movie was way better.

    Less than a star.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2014

    No

    I did not like the movie to much. In my opinion the book is worse then the movie. I no its fiction but for a grown man to keep calling a mental hospital the bad place that's what he says never the hospital . Then to be there for 4 years and not no how long he was there. And he comes home and he's normal even for fiction.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2013

    Aww.

    Nightpaw gonna di<.>e. I'm trying to save her but I think I'll be in charge of her kits. Da<.>mnit!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2013

    Silverstar to all

    Silverclan is gone. Im sorry.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    OK

    A little too depressing.rather see the movie

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2013

    I wish I could give this book a review, but sadly I bought this

    I wish I could give this book a review, but sadly I bought this book over a month ago and it has not become available for me to read on my nook. I don't know why this book will not open. I feel as if I spent money to look at the cover.

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2013

    cool

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

    Did not like

    Have not seen movie but thought book was depressing!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    Help.

    I need this cat killed. His name is Venom and he's at free island result five. I will give you three thousand mice or whatever else if you kill him. Thanks.

    0 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2012

    Rain

    Starts crying

    0 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted September 2, 2010

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