The Silver Linings Playbook
by Matthew Quick
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 · rating details · 28,888 ratings · 4,356 reviews
A HEARTWARMING DEBUT NOVEL, NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!
Meet Pat. 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 a happy ending for him — the return of his estranged wife Nikki. (It might not come as a surprise to learn that Pat has spent time 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 theraphy. Plus, he's being hunted by Kenny G!
In this enchanting novel, Matthew Quick takes us inside Pat's mind, showing us the world from his distorted yet endearing perspective. As the award-winning novelist Justin Cronin put it: “Tender, soulful, hilarious, and true, The Silver Linings Playbook is a wonderful debut.”
(Description from GoodReads.com)
I found this novel by accident and I am happy I did! Not only was this book moving, it was absolutely hilarious. Although this book is about mental illness it doesn't make light of it. It is a heart warming story that takes you on a “Bi-polar” roller coaster with a lot of ups and downs. You really end up rooting for the main character Pat as he tries to piece his life back together. Pat was introduced to his best friends sister inlaw Tiffany and Pats life is turned upside down.
I would defiantly recommend this book if you are looking for a feel good book with a lot of laughs. And once you finish the book you HAVE to watch the movie. Bradley Cooper (The Hangover) was genius in his role and so wasn't Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games). Robert DiNiro (Goodfellas) plays Pats Dad and is amazingly funny. Check out the preview on the IMDB link below .