The New York Times bestseller
NOW AN ACADEMY-AWARD WINNING MOTION PICTURE
"Quite the heartbreaker of a novel" Kirkus Reviews
"Endearing . . . touching and funny debut . . . Pat [Peoples] is as sweet as a puppy, and his offbeat story has all the makings of a crowd-pleaser" Publishers Weekly
Pat Peoples knows that life doesn't always go according to plan, but he's determined to get his back on track. After a stint in a psychiatric hospital, Pat is staying with his parents and trying to live according to his new philosophy: get fit, be nice and always look for the silver lining. Most importantly, Pat is determined to be reconciled with his wife Nikki.
Pat's parents just want to protect him so he can get back on his feet, but when Pat befriends the mysterious Tiffany, the secrets they've been keeping from him threaten to come out . . .
Pat Peoples, the endearing narrator of this touching and funny debut, is down on his luck. The former high school history teacher has just been released from a mental institution and placed in the care of his mother. Not one to be discouraged, Pat believes he has only been on the inside for a few months rather than four years and plans on reconciling with his estranged wife. Refusing to accept that their "apart time" is actually a permanent separation, Pat spends his days and nights feverishly trying to become the man she had always desired. Our hapless hero makes a "friend" in Tiffany, the mentally unstable, widowed sister-in-law of his best friend, Ronnie. Each day as Pat heads out for his 10-mile run, Tiffany silently trails him, refusing to be shaken off by the object of her affection. The odd pair try to navigate a timid friendship, but as Pat is unable to discern friend from foe and reality from deranged optimism, every day proves to be a cringe-worthy adventure. Pat is as sweet as a puppy, and his offbeat story has all the markings of a crowd-pleaser.
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The Silver Linings Playbook
This was a great book. I loved it's raw honesty and the realistic relationships between all the characters. An interesting insight into the mind of someone afflicted with a mental illness. I couldn't help wishing for a happy ending even though I knew it was almost impossible.
Good but rip off
You see, this book is really good and I want to read it again 😃 but I bought this book in red dot, and it only costed me $3 and on iBook it costs $15 so you might want to buy it somewhere cheaper unless your rich😊
Silver Linings Playbook
After being a huge fan of Jennifer I had to see the movie and when they rolled the credits I saw it was based off a book so I immediately had to have this. I went to my nearest bookstore and bought it for $20 and read it in a couple of days and I LOVED IT! This is by far my favourite book, you will not be disappointed with this. I love how it is so different from any other book that I have read and I also loved how Quick brought mental illness into this. Nobody is perfect. I'm 15 and I will avoid reading in any way possible [I have read quite a few books in my lifetime though] but this is absolutely amazing - I've read this twice in the last two or so months in-between school and even wrote about this for my English assignment.
I just loved the plot in general. DON'T HESITATE, JUST BUY THIS!