A heartwarming debut novel, now a major movie by David O. RussellÑnominated for eight Academy Awards (including Best Picture), four Golden Globes, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards!
ÒAawww shucks!Ó NPR's Nancy Pearl said. ÒI know thatÕs hardly a usual way to begin a book review, but it was my immediate response to finishing Matthew QuickÕs heartwarming, humorous and soul-satisfying first novel . . . This book makes me smile.Ó
Meet Pat Peoples. Pat has a theory: his life is a movie produced by God. And his God-given mission is to become physically fit and emotionally literate, whereupon God will ensure him a happy endingÑthe 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.) The problem is, PatÕs now home, and everything feels off. No one will talk to him about Nikki; his beloved Philadelphia Eagles keep losing; heÕs being pursued by the deeply odd Tiffany; his new therapist seems to recommend adultery as a form of therapy. Plus, heÕs being haunted by Kenny G!
David O. Russell, the Oscar-nominated director of The Fighter, is helming his own adaptation of The Silver Linings Playbook, featuring Bradley Cooper (People magazineÕs Sexiest Man Alive) in the role of Pat, alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Julia Stiles, Chris Tucker, and Jacki Weaver. As the award-winning novelist Justin Cronin put it: ÒTender, soulful, hilarious, and true, The Silver Linings Playbook is a wonderful debut.Ó