Silver linings playbook

by Quick, Matthew, 1973-

Format: Book on CD 2008
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Northland Public Library Audio Books FIC QUICK (COMPACT DISC)
Location  Northland Public Library
 
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Shaler North Hills Library Audiovisual CD QUICK [B-O-CD]
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
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Summary
Convinced his life is a movie made by God, Pat Peoples leaves the neural health facility after years of treatment and sets out in search of his life's silver lining and happy ending. However, after he moves in with his parents, he discovers that his plan isn't panning out as expected. Soon, though, he meets Tiffany, a depressed widower, who agrees to help Pat communicate with his estranged wife in an effort to help him achieve his desired movie-script ending.

The Silver Linings Playbook is the riotous and poignant story of how one man regains his memory and comes to terms with the magnitude of his wife's betrayal, an enchanting first novel about love, madness, and Kenny G.

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. The problem is that Pat is now home, living with his parents, and everything seems off; 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, physically fit, and clinically depressed Tiffany, she offers to act as a liaison between him and his wife, but only if 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.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Pat Peoples, the endearing narrator of this touching and funny debut, is down on his luck. The former high school history teacher has just been released from a mental institution and placed in the care of his mother. Not one to be discouraged, Pat believes he has only been on the inside for a few months--rather than four years--and plans on reconciling with his estranged wife. Refusing to accept that their "apart time" is actually a permanent separation, Pat spends his days and nights feverishly trying to become the man she had always desired. Our hapless hero makes a "friend" in Tiffany, the mentally unstable, widowed sister-in-law of his best friend, Ronnie. Each day as Pat heads out for his 10-mile run, Tiffany silently trails him, refusing to be shaken off by the object of her affection. The odd pair try to navigate a timid friendship, but as Pat is unable to discern friend from foe and reality from deranged optimism, every day proves to be a cringe-worthy adventure. Pat is as sweet as a puppy, and his offbeat story has all the markings of a crowd-pleaser. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Divorced men -- Fiction.
Widows -- Fiction.
Depression, Mental -- Fiction.
Denial (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Audiobooks.
Publisher Ashland, Or. :Blackstone Audiobooks,2008
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Porter, Ray, 1965- narrator.
Participants/Performers Read by Ray Porter.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Description 6 audio discs (7 hr. 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781433253683 :
1433253682 :
9781455128334
1455128333
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