When Pat goes to live with his parents, everything seems changed: no one will talk to him about Nikki, and his new therapist seems to be recommending adultery as a form of therapy. Then, Pat meets clinically depressed widow Tiffany, who offers to act as a liaison between him and his wife - provided he agrees to a secret contract that includes giving up football and performing in the next Dance Away Depression competition.
©2008 Matthew Quick; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio
"This offbeat story has all the markings of a crowd-pleaser." (Publishers Weekly)
I just finished listening to this audiobook and it was excellent. As always, I wanted to read the novel before seeing the movie, and I’m glad I did. From what I’ve heard, the movie changed several key elements of the book. What made this book so enjoyable was the terrific character development and wonderfully absurd dialogue. This novel is tragic, romantic and psychotic, all at once. And the Philadelphia Eagles, Kenny G and Southern New Jersey are all integral parts of the story. It’s unlike any book I’ve ever read, and it’s one I won’t soon forget.
The honesty and candor of the story written from the main character's perspective who is battling mental illness
Ray Porter read this novel capturing every emotion and nuance. He really conveyed the main character’s hopefulness, sadness, naivety and anger
I cannot answer that question as I have not seen the print edition.
the most memorable moment for me was when the lead character begins to unravel the mystery behind his dislike for Kenny G.
Porter did an array of voices, some with accents, very well. He brought the book to life.
Im not that creative.
A favorite book before movie read
Getting to know the main characteras a loving caring person, not a labeled or judged patient
An authentic New Jersey feel!
New Jersey Sunday Dancing
Yes. I don't read much due to my schedule and this was a great way to hear the story. I have not had time to see the movie, but am looking forward to seeing it when it is out on video.
I'm not sure, but it itself is a great story about mental disorders and those who live with people suffering from a mental disorder.
The dance - when all of the friends joined together to congratulate Pat.
No - but it made my rush drives easier to deal with and more relaxing.
A great read or listen!
I would recommend this as it was an easy listen, pleasantly presented, and a storyline that was not so involved that it was distracting to an audio listener. The reader did a nice job.
I liked that the story was fast-paced and funny.
I highly reccomend this book. It was funny and sad-one minute ur laughing and the next ur crying. So good is all I can say.
I enjoyed this book but most surprisingly so did my husband. He listened with me and was easily caught up with Pat Peoples' plight to win back his wife while healing from a tragic incident that left Pat in a "bad place."
I started this and had to listen to it all at once. Ray Porter does a great job with the narration.
I really wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but it was a mystery of sorts and a journey of two people through the darkness to the mending of the heart and mind of mental illness. The characters are full of life and at times heartbreaking. This book has several "sliver linings"... Would recommend.
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