The silver linings playbook book summary
The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew QuickMeet Pat. 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 a happy ending for him—the return of his estranged wife, Nikki. (It might not come as a surprise to learn that Pat has spent time in a mental health facility.) The problem is, Pats now home, and everything feels off. No one will talk to him about Nikki; his beloved Philadelphia Eagles keep losing; hes being pursued by the deeply odd Tiffany; his new therapist seems to recommend adultery as a form of therapy. Plus, hes being hunted by Kenny G!
In this enchanting novel, Matthew Quick takes us inside Pats mind, showing us the world from his distorted yet endearing perspective. As the award-winning novelist Justin Cronin put it: Tender, soulful, hilarious, and true, The Silver Linings Playbook is a wonderful debut.
The Silver Linings Playbook Book Summary and Study Guide
His mother is there to take him home after… is it months or years? Pat only has one goal: to be reunited with his beloved wife, Nikki, by focusing on being kind instead of being right, reading great American literature and by keeping up his gruelling exercise regime. Because he believes in silver linings. They were stolen, his mother tells him. And a little later while watching a football game, Pat realises his favourite team now plays at a new and unfamiliar stadium.
This is a story of a mentally ill man who, after spending time in a psychiatric institution, has to learn how to live a normal life without his former wife who has left him. Pat is a man with bipolar disorder who used to work as a school teacher but due to his stay at a mental institution, he now has to move back to his parent's house. His wife Nikki has left him, yet he cannot help believing she will come back to him and that they are meant to be together. Continuing his life in the real world proves quite difficult for Pat as he is incredibly disoriented and thought he only spent months in a psychiatric institution when in fact he stayed there for years. Pat refuses to give up on Nikki and decides to become a better version of himself.
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The book is narrated through the eyes of Pat Peoples, and occasionally Tiffany's through letters. A former history teacher who has moved back to his childhood home in Collingswood, New Jersey , after spending time in a Baltimore psychiatric hospital, Pat believes he has been away only a few months, but soon realizes it has been years, and struggles to piece together his lost memories and what has become of his wife, Nikki. - Rate this book.
Silver Linings Playbook is a American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by David O. Cooper plays Patrizio "Pat" Solitano, Jr. Determined to win back his estranged wife, Pat meets a young widow, Tiffany Maxwell, portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence, who offers to help him get his wife back if he enters a dance competition with her. The two become closer as they train and Pat, his father, and Tiffany examine their relationships with each other as they cope with their problems. It became the first film since 's Reds to be Oscar-nominated for the four acting categories and the first since 's Million Dollar Baby to be nominated for the Big Five Oscars ,  with Lawrence winning the Academy Award for Best Actress. After eight months of treatment in a mental health facility for bipolar disorder , Patrizio "Pat" Solitano, Jr.