THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK by Matthew Quick

The Silver Linings Playbook is the story of how one man regains his memory and comes to terms with the magnitude of his wife’s betrayal. 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. When Pat goes to live with his parents, everything seems changed: 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 and clinically depressed Tiffany, she offers to act as a liaison between him and his wife, if only 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.

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F-BOMB A LOT!!!!

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Alternative Lifestyle/LGBT:

Two bi-polar individual's form a relationship.

Naughty Little Tidbits: Disturbing Behaviour, Bad Role Model, Gambling

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Teenagers?No
Adults?No

Comments: I did not finish this book. I really wanted to like this book and until about the halfway point I really did. But in one chapter the F-word is said about 15 times, that mixed with the previous language just ruined it for me. I could not continue knowing this author could go to that place. Who knows what else he would do.

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