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)
The Silver Linings Playbook is Matthew Quick's stellar debut novel. The story is told by the main character Pat Peoples, as he releases from the ‘the bad place’ (neural health facility) in the care of his emotional Mother and remote Father. Pat believes in silver linings; that his life is a movie produced by God, he is extremely focus on recreating himself by becoming physically fit and emotionally supportive, and his happy ending will be the return of his estranged wife, Nikki, ending their “a part time”. Into his life comes Tiffany; a tragically over sexed clinically depressed widowed with a rather demanding condition, to act as a liaison between him and Nikki …needless to say, things don't go quite as she expects. The characters are complex, flawed and a little bit crazy.
The Silver Linings Playbook will warm your heart, make you chuckle and may bring a tear to your eye.
After reading the book I rented the movie and was sadly disappointed - I would give it 3 stars – I felt the movie was jumpy and hard to follow, way too much yelling in amongst the characters, the changed quite a lot of the story line. Too bad Hollywood ruined story. They left some of the best parts of the story out.
when Pey's mom told him that she will never leave him. i'm so touched.
i'm very touched.
I'm so touched by his Mom's love.
I would absolutely recommend this to a friend, many friends, in fact! I truly enjoyed the narration and story! I had wanted to see the film prior to listening to the book, but now I am not so sure as I do not want to be disappointed.
Hmmmm, I'm not sure that I would compare it to anything I have read, I mean it is a narritive and follows someone's journy, so I guess that makes it like many books I have read, but I really thought this story stood on it's own!
His narritive really felt real, like it was the main character talking and most of the book felt like we, the listener/reader was privy to his inner most thoughts and feelings.
It made me laugh and cry!! There is just enough humor and tenderness to keep the pages turning!
I am in the Medical Profession. Love DOGS! & All animals. I have a very colorful imagination. I love music (soothes my soul)wind,water,Moon
THE ABILITY TO RELY ON MY IMAGINATION. WAS A WONDERFUL CHANGE OF VENUE. READERS VOICE WAS VERY EFFECTIVE AND PLEASANT WHEN HE CHANGED TO DIFFERENT PEOPLE. ESP...THE ASIAN INVASION.
THE HONESTY OF THE 2 LEAD CHARACTERS COMPLEX LIVES AND HOW THEY INTERWOVE WITH EACH OTHER. LOVED PAT AND TIFFANY.
IMAGINATION, EXCITEMENT, ANTICIPATION WITH THE REAL ABILITY TO RELAX AND SIMPLY LISTEN TO A WONDERFUL BOOK.,WITHOUT EYE STRAIN.
WHAT YOU THINK IS DESTINY, MAY BE NOT WHAT YOU EXPECTED.
LOVE,LOVE,LOVE THIS EXPERIENCE. WILL CONTINUE EAGERLY TO BUILD MY LIBRARY. THANK YOU!
This is a great read, or listen. The book gives you lots that the movie doesn't. I really enjoyed it!
This is one of those few times where the book is not necessarily better than the movie. From everyone I've talked to who have experienced both, you'll will probably like whichever one you saw or read first. I absolutely loved the movie, so I was disappointed to see how different the book is. Major plot lines are completely different. With that being said, the book was still a great listen. It was significantly darker and sadder than the movie, but still had moments that had me laughing. The narrator was fantastic in his portrayal of Pat Peeples, but did seem to have trouble with female voices. Overall, I would recommend this Audible book and really enjoyed it once I stopped comparing it to the movie.
The dance performance
Yes. And I could not wait to get back to listening. Very sad when it ended
I didn't read the print version.
It was very "real."
Cliff, for sure! Very interesting fellow. And a nice guy as well.
I did not watch movie and had no idea what it was about . i really got into the story
When he meets his therapist in his bus.
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