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Publisher Description

A New York Times bestseller, The Silver Linings Playbook was adapted into the Oscar-winning movie starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. It tells the riotous and poignant story of how one man regains his memory and comes to terms with the magnitude of his wife's betrayal.

During the years he spends in a neural health facility, Pat Peoples formulates a theory about silver linings: he believes his life is a movie produced by God, his mission is to become physically fit and emotionally supportive, and his happy ending will be the return of his estranged wife, Nikki. When Pat goes to live with his parents, everything seems changed: no one will talk to him about Nikki; his old friends are saddled with families; the Philadelphia Eagles keep losing, making his father moody; and his new therapist seems to be recommending adultery as a form of therapy.

When Pat meets the tragically widowed and clinically depressed Tiffany, she offers to act as a liaison between him and his wife, if only he will give up watching football, agree to perform in this year's Dance Away Depression competition, and promise not to tell anyone about their "contract." All the while, Pat keeps searching for his silver lining.

In this brilliantly written debut novel, Matthew Quick takes us inside Pat's mind, deftly showing us the world from his distorted yet endearing perspective. The result is a touching and funny story that helps us look at both depression and love in a wonderfully refreshing way.

Fiction & Literature
April 27
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Customer Reviews

DiscountQueenSam ,

Great dry-humor perspectives

Honestly, in the beginning, I didn’t think I would end up being too much of a fan of this one...it just seemed kinda slow-moving and not that interesting. Anyhow, about halfway through or so, all of that changed, and I ended up really admiring the story

Dhillon91 ,

My thoughts

Wonderful writing, even better then the movie

meow_shanshan ,

Gave me so many laughs and hopes

Really a nice novel. I love Tiffany’s characteristics...brave and kind people deserve silver linings!

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