The Silver Linings Playbook (movie tie-in edition)

The Silver Linings Playbook (movie tie-in edition)

by Matthew Quick
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The Silver Linings Playbook (movie tie-in edition) by Matthew Quick

A heartwarming New York Times bestselling novel, now a major movie by David O. Russell—nominated for eight Academy Awards (including Best Picture), four Golden Globes, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards!

"Aawww shucks!" NPR's Nancy Pearl said. "I know that's hardly a usual way to begin a book review, but it was my immediate response to finishing Matthew Quick's 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 ending—the 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, Pat's now home, and everything feels off. No one will talk to him about Nikki; his beloved Philadelphia Eagles keep losing; he's being pursued by the deeply odd Tiffany; his new therapist seems to recommend adultery as a form of therapy. Plus, he's being haunted by Kenny G!

David O. Russell's adaptation of The Silver Linings Playbook features Bradley Cooper (People magazine's 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."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374533571
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 10/16/2012
Edition description: Media Tie-In
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 80,893
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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. His debut novel, The Silver Linings Playbook, was adapted into the Oscar-winning movie starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. 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.

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CarlG More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw the movie first because I didn't want to compare it throughout the movie to the book. I enjoyed the film because it was funny, full of heart and had a great cast. The book is so much more complex yet honest and funny too. After about halfway I really found it hard to take a break from reading. I love this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was picked for book club. The book cover was very deceiving. About football fans, but it fits so perfectly into the plot ans story line. You quickly fall in love with the lead character and find humor in his thinking and love how he is trying so hard. I could not put the book down.
Tayter More than 1 year ago
I bought this book without really knowing what to expect. I had heard great reviews about the movie so I wanted to read this first. It ended up being wonderful. I laughed out loud and cried at other times, and couldnt put it down until i found out if Pat Peoples got his happy ending. The book was very real and showed flawed human beings and didnt sugarcoat anything. I appreciate that Matthew Quick created something that was true to real life in a lot of ways and didnt just create a love story with a cute happy ending. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is outstanding. I would not call myself a "reader" but I couldn't put this book down, I read the entire book in one day. I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is fairly uplifting, you're constantly rooting for the main character.. but you're not exactly sure he should get what he wants initially. I am not crazy about the ending, seemed a little abrupt. Buf overall a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, Im going to watch the movie next. Also love Too Crazy to Live Too Beautiful To Die
snicy More than 1 year ago
Great Read. Pat is a very interesting character. I loved this book, but then I love messy people. Especially when it seems they will turn out ok. The movie is really great too. Just one thing, it is pretty different than the book., so while you are watching it, keep that in mind. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this novel! Quick does a great job of exposing mental illness in a realistic, yet comical way through the main character, Pat Peoples. I recommend this to anyone looking for a good read! Enjoy!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i first picked up the book and skimmed through it, it struck me as a bit odd so i didnt purchase it. Nevertheless, when i took the time to read the first couple of pages in its entirety, i was won over. The main character is so endearing & the story as a whole was hilarious, heartbreaking, heartwarming, & wholesome. The main characters were flawlessly characterized as well. Overall, this book was refreshing. I havent seen the movie yet but i hope it lives up to the novel. It was exactly what i was looking for. If i wasnt laughing, i was crying... even after i finished. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Read this and Sorta Like A Rock Star and Boy 21 too. You will laugh, cry, be surprised and when finished come away the better for reading. I think Matthew Quick is genius. Read The Silver Linings Playbook before the movie comes out in Novembet. You will not regret!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the story because mental health is overlooked by so many and this gives a really good review into the life of a mentally ill person. I couldn't put it down. The only reason I couldn't give it 5 stars is because working in mental health I know his doctor would never become that involved but for sensational value to the book it made a great read I am always rooting for mental health awareness.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My heart kept breaking the more I read. I had to set the story aside several times to catch my breath. A very sobering look at mental illness and how a family can undone or strengthened.
CherylSmitty More than 1 year ago
It is so much fun to be inside the mind of Pat Peoples. He's quirky, funny, paranoid, and obsessed with silver linings and winning his wife back. It is impossible not to fall in love with this character and appreciate his unique perspective. This novel is a lighthearted look at coping with loss and finding constructive ways to heal. The Silver Linings Playbook is sure to be an instant favorite for just about everyone.
N-T-G More than 1 year ago
In a matter of days I finished this book. I was so drawn to it that I didn't seem to mind the middle of the night feedings required by my newborn baby. In fact, I almost wished she'd needed me more last week so that I could sit in the glider rocking her and reading this book. It's amazing. I was drawn to the characters, the sports (in this case, Eagles) fanaticism, and the not so obvious mystery and intensifying intrigue throughout the story. I've already purchased another Quick novel on my Nook. Great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It was a fast read that I just couldnt put down. I loved the character development and the humor that was behind what could have been such a sad story. This book definitely had a silver lining and i hope when the movie comes out that it doesn't disappoint.
Lexie_Deff More than 1 year ago
Silver Linings Playbook is not only a story of love, redemption, and mental disorders, but is a heartwarming novel that doesn't foster pity for Tiffany and Pat, but shines a light on the darkness/extremities of mental disorders. This book opened my eyes to what life should be about; being kind, over being right. Quick teaches us that life isn't always what it seems, and how life is about creating who you are.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read! Must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well-written. The kind of book you can't put down. I suggest reading the book before seeing the movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, still prefer Fallen Angel (author is genie ems...i think) Just my opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was curious about this book because of the film and was amazed at how much I enjoyed it. The story gives a great look at how a mentally ill person sees life and it taught me to always look for the silver lining.
CreativeKlein More than 1 year ago
You'd think with such a heavy subject as mental illness, that this book would be a downer, but like the title, there is a silver lining. You can't help but fall in love with Pat Peoples and his sunny optimism that there is that silver lining he's looking for and feel sad when you know his obsession with his ex-wife will only hurt him. I read the entire book in a day. There's a hopefulness that comes with this story and that life will be ok despite all the bumps we may encounter. Loved Pat's mom and the broken Tiffany, his friend that latches onto him, she was another character you couldn't help but love because there were so many layers to her. Just a great book you can't put down.
TINY8 More than 1 year ago
The Silver Lining Playbook was a great book. Matthew Quick has a way with words that will keep you turing the pages. This was a quick read that I did not regret reading. You will find yourself sympathizing for Pat and will want to help him search for his silver lining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its absolutely amazing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Silver Linings Playbook is my all time favorite book. And that is so hard to say for a book addict, but i said it with so much happiness. This book is so beautiful. So unique, wonderfully written, and just down right amazing. I cant even explain it. This book had me laughing and crying. I started reading it on a 4 hour road trip and finished it when I arrived. I couldnt stop thinking about it, i had such a bad case of book hangover. Because it was so undescribably great. This book can change your perpective om life. Pat (the main character) is such a wonderful man, and one of my all time favorite fictional characters. Whoever you are, read this book. It is so incredibly breathtaking.