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"Matthew Quick has created quite the heartbreaker of a novel in The Silver Linings Playbook." — from the Kirkus First Fiction Issue
"Matthew Quick is a natural storyteller, and his SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK--honest, wise, and compassionate--is a story that carries the reader along on a gust of optimism. Without shying away from the difficulties of domestic life, it charts a route past those challenges, and leaves us with a lingering sense of hope. More than a promising debut or an inspiring love story, this novel offers us the gift of healing." — Roland Merullo, author of In Revere, In Those Days
"You don’t have to be a Philadelphia Eagles’ fan (or even from Philadelphia) to appreciate talented newcomer Matthew Quick’s page-turning paean to the power of hope over experience—the belief that this will all work out somehow, despite the long odds that life deals us. Tender, soulful, hilarious, and true, THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK is a wonderful debut." —Justin Cronin, PEN/Hemingway Award-winning author of Mary and O'Neil and The Summer Guest
"The hero of Matthew Quick's first novel is Pat Peoples, amnesiac optimist and absolute original, whose dysfunctional journey takes him from big-league fandom to competitive dance and a host of other modern preoccupations. This is a funny, touching performance on the part of Mr. Quick—and the beginning, I hope, of a big career." —Dave King, author of The Ha-Ha
"Entertaining and heartfelt and authentic, The Silver Linings Playbook magically binds together love, madness, Philadelphia Eagles football, faith, family and hard-earned hope into a story that is both profound and wonderfully beguiling. This is a splendid novel, written by a big-time talent." —Martin Clark, author of The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living and The Legal Limit
"I loved The Silver Linings Playbook. It is warm, funny, and moving." —Shawn McBride, author of Green Grass Grace
The book is nothing like the movie but in my opinion it's much better. Great character development and a wonderful story.Published 5 days ago by Murphy Allen
I enjoyed the book read it in one day.. I like the story line and the lesson it teaches, although I may like the movie more.. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Miss. Thang
I love love love the movie. I was slightly disappointed by the book. Good story overall, but the movie didn't follow it exactly.Published 5 days ago by Kelly Tate
A few years ago, I watched the movie and fell in love with the story. The backwardness of it all felt real. Now reading the book,I love this story even more. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Grace Roman
a FUNNY BOOK ON PEOPLE AND A LOVE STORY. tHE MOVIE WAS GREAT BUT THE BOOK IS BETTER!
Also touches on mental health and family health.
I saw the movie first and then read the novel. Either way, seeing the movie first or second doesn't change the fact that they are both different. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Jane