By Matthew Quick
A heartwarming debut novel, now a big motion picture via David O. Russell―nominated for 8 Academy Awards (including most sensible Picture), 4 Golden Globes, and 4 reveal Actors Guild Awards!
"Aawww shucks!" NPR's Nancy Pearl acknowledged. "I be aware of that is hardly ever a traditional option to commence a ebook evaluation, however it was once my speedy reaction to completing Matthew Quick's heartwarming, funny and soul-satisfying first novel . . . This publication makes me smile."
Meet Pat Peoples. Pat has a idea: his lifestyles is a film produced via God. And his God-given challenge is to develop into bodily healthy and emotionally literate, whereupon God will confirm him a cheerful ending―the go back of his estranged spouse, Nikki. (It would possibly not come as a shock to benefit that Pat has spent a number of years in a psychological well-being facility.) the matter is, Pat's now domestic, and every little thing feels off. nobody will seek advice from him approximately Nikki; his cherished Philadelphia Eagles preserve wasting; he is being pursued via the deeply abnormal Tiffany; his new therapist turns out to suggest adultery as a sort of treatment. Plus, he is being haunted by way of Kenny G!
David O. Russell, the Oscar-nominated director of The Fighter, is helming his personal variation of The Silver Linings Playbook, that includes Bradley Cooper (People magazine's Sexiest guy Alive) within the function of Pat, along Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Julia Stiles, Chris Tucker, and Jacki Weaver. because the award-winning novelist Justin Cronin positioned it: "Tender, soulful, hilarious, and actual, The Silver Linings Playbook is an excellent debut."
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As they wear their coats, my mother is placing their offers right into a vacation bag with fancy handles and thanking everybody for coming over, asserting, “You don’t know the way a lot it skill to Pat and me. You’ve been so reliable to us this 12 months. You’re reliable humans. All of you. Such nice humans. ” after which mother is crying back, asserting, “I’m sorry. thank you. Merry Christmas. Don’t brain me. God bless you. ” in advance of all people leaves, Tiffany grabs my hand, kisses me at the cheek, and says, “Merry Christmas, Pat. ” while she pulls her palm clear of mine, i've got a sq. in my hand, however the glance in Tiffany’s eyes instructions silence, so I stick the sq. in my pocket and say so long to Ronnie’s kinfolk. I aid my mom freshen up the wrapping paper and empty eggnog mugs, after which she catches me lower than the mistletoe within the hallway. She’s pointing up and smiling, so I kiss her solid evening, and he or she reaches as much as hug me. “I’m so joyful i've got you in my existence instantly, Pat,” my mom says to me, flexing her arm muscle mass so not easy, pulling my head down in order that her shoulder juts up into my throat and it turns into a bit tougher to respire. In my room, by means of the sunshine of the electrical Christmas candle mother has caught in my window for the vacation season, I spread the notice Tiffany handed me. Letter #8–December 24, 2006 expensive Pat, I won’t be approaching Christmas. I won’t be coming ever. movement on. begin over. Tiffany and your loved ones may also help you thru this. so long for genuine this time. i cannot be writing extra, nor will I be taking from now on calls from Tiffany, simply because i don't get pleasure from her yelling and cursing at me in your behalf. don't try and touch me. The restraining order continues to be in impact. Nikki An Episode turns out Inevitable I upward push sooner than sunrise on Christmas morning and start my weight-lifting regimen. i'm worried approximately being reunited with Nikki this present day, so I double-time my workouts so as to paintings off my anxiousness. I become aware of the observe Tiffany gave me final evening means that Nikki is probably not drawn to assembly me at that distinct position as soon as nightfall rolls round, yet I additionally comprehend that during the flicks, simply whilst the most personality is ready to renounce, anything awesome occurs, which results in the chuffed finishing. I’m lovely convinced that this is often the a part of my motion picture whilst anything awesome will occur, so i'm trusting in God, who i do know won't enable me down. If i've got religion, if i am going to that exact position, whatever appealing will occur whilst the solar sets—I can consider it. whilst I pay attention Christmas song, I cease lifting and pass upstairs. My mom is cooking eggs and bacon. espresso is brewing. “Merry Christmas,” mother says, and offers me a bit kiss at the cheek. “Don’t fail to remember your drugs. ” I take the orange bottles from the cupboard and twist off the lids. As I swallow my final capsule, my father comes into the kitchen and throws the newspaper’s plastic conceal into the waste bucket. while he turns and heads for the kin room, my mom says, “Merry Christmas, Patrick. ” “Merry Christmas,” Dad mumbles. We consume eggs and bacon and toast jointly as a relations, yet nobody says a lot.