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The Silver Linings Playbook

Format:  Paperback,

289 pages

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux

Publish Date: Oct 2012

ISBN-13: 9780374533571

ISBN-10: 0374533571

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A heartwarming debut 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, the Oscar-nominated director of "The Fighter," is helming his own adaptation of "The Silver Linings Playbook," featuring 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."

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Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publish Date: Oct 2012
ISBN-13: 9780374533571
ISBN-10: 0374533571
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 289
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.6
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 8.25 x 1.0

About the author

Biography of Quick, Matthew

Matthew Quick is the author of the THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK and two young adult novels, SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR and the forthcoming BOY21. His work received the 2009 PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention; was named an Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award for Young Adult Fiction Finalist; won the Michigan Library Association's Thumbs Up! Award and was selected for the YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults 2011 list.

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2009-03-15)

This multifaceted, well-told story by first-time author Quick provides an excellent view of American society as seen through the eyes of a sheltered and mentally ill man. Ray Porter's (Mr. Playboy) reading is clear and distinct; he has a wide enough range to distinguish among the various male speakers, but he strains with the female voices. Of interest to English majors and fiction readers. [Audio clip available through www.blackstoneaudio.com.-ed.]-laurie Selwyn, formerly with Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX

Book description

A heartwarming debut 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, the Oscar-nominated director of The Fighter, is helming his own adaptation of The Silver Linings Playbook, featuring 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.”

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5★ by 1reviewer.
Rated 3 out of 5★ by Hope Movie is Better! To me I understand and have worked with many Bi-polar people but it just wasn't anywhere near SO GREAT as they keep saying the movie is. Introduced is a woman that relates to this main character and she too is a mental case worth her own book, someone this guy DIDNT need in his life. I just didn't feel any "pajazz" from this book. A very dysfunctional family. 02/27/2013
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