An enchanting first novel about love, madness, and Kenny G. A New York Times bestseller, The Silver Linings Playbook was adapted into the Oscar-winning. The Silver. Linings. Playbook. A novel by Matthew Quick. ISBN: -1 / pages. For Pat Peoples, despair is not an option. Recently released. THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK. OFFICIAL SHOOTING DRAFT by. DAVID O. RUSSELL. (Based on the novel by Matthew Quick). David O. Russell. WGAE.
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When Dr. While Mom is signing legal papers, I take one last shower in my room and then fill my duffel bag with clothes and my framed picture of Nikki. Remove them from Saved? Call me Cliff. Media The Silver Linings Playbook. More about Matthew Quick.
Pat has a theory: And his God-given mission is to become physically fit and emotionally literate, whereupon God will ensure him a happy ending—the return of his estranged wife, Nikki.
It might not come as a surprise to learn that Pat has spent several years in a mental health facility. David O. As the award-winning novelist Justin Cronin put it: 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 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. All rights reserved.
I ask. Mom says the burglar stole all the expensive frames, but she had the negatives for the family portraits and had them replaced. Mom says he needs time to get used to my living at home again, which I am happy to give him, especially since I am sort of afraid to talk with Dad anyway. I remember him yelling at me the only time he ever visited me in the bad place, and he said some pretty awful things about Nikki and silver linings in general.
My mom has a library card, and she checks out books for me now that I am home and allowed to read whatever I want without clearing the material with Dr. Timbers, who, incidentally, is a fascist when it comes to book banning.
I start with The Great Gatsby , which I finish in just three nights. The best part is the introductory essay, which states that the novel is mostly about time and how you can never buy it back, which is exactly how I feel regarding my body and exercise—but then again, I also feel as if I have an infinite amount of days until my inevitable reunion with Nikki.
We will probably be chatting over dinner, and the reference will make Nikki smile and laugh because she will be so surprised that I have actually read The Great Gatsby. My workout is interrupted midday, when Mom descends the basement stairs and says I have an appointment with Dr. So I shower, and then Mom drives me to Dr. When we arrive, I take a seat in the waiting room as Mom fills out some more paperwork.
As I sit there flipping through a Sports Illustrated , listening to the easy-listening station Dr. You know the title: The tiny man is Dr. Patel, I realize, because he tells his secretary to turn off the music, and when she obeys, Kenny G is out of my head and I stop yelling.
I cover my face with my hands so no one will see me crying, and after a minute or so, my mother begins rubbing my back. So much silence—and then Dr. Patel asks me into his office. I follow him reluctantly as Mom helps the secretary clean up the mess I made.
Two leather recliners face each other, and spider-looking plants—long vines full of white-and-green leaves—hang down from the ceiling to frame the bay window that overlooks a stone birdbath and a garden of colorful flowers.
But there is absolutely nothing else in the room except a box of tissues on the short length of floor between the recliners. The floor is a shiny yellow hardwood, and the ceiling and walls are painted to look like the sky—real-looking clouds float all around the office, which I take as a good omen, since I love clouds. A single light occupies the center of the ceiling, like a glowing upside-down vanilla-icing cake, but the ceiling around the light is painted to look like the sun.
Friendly rays shoot out from the center. I have to admit I feel calm as soon as I enter Dr.
Patel asks me which recliner I want to relax in. When Dr. Patel sits down, he pulls the lever on the side of his chair, which makes the footrest rise.
He leans back and laces his fingers behind his tiny head, as if he were about to watch a ball game. Relax, he says. And no Dr. Call me Cliff. I like to keep sessions informal. Friendly, right? So, he says.
The Kenny G song really got to you. Your mother tells me you wish to be reunited with Nikki, that this is your biggest life goal—so I figure we best start. This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue? Upload Sign In Join. Home Books Contemporary Fiction. Save For Later. Create a List. The Silver Linings Playbook: A Novel by Matthew Quick.
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Macmillan Publishers Released: Apr 27, ISBN: The August haze is thick, perfect for burning fat. I say, I do. And then we are back in New Jersey, flying up When I put her down, she smiles and says, Welcome home, Pat. Turn off that music! I yell. Shut it off!
Right now! His office is pleasantly strange. He seems nice enough, so I pull my lever, lean back, and try to relax. When I open my eyes, he says, You want to talk about Kenny G?