Página inicialGruposDiscussãoMaisZeitgeist
Pesquise No Site
Este site usa cookies para fornecer nossos serviços, melhorar o desempenho, para análises e (se não estiver conectado) para publicidade. Ao usar o LibraryThing, você reconhece que leu e entendeu nossos Termos de Serviço e Política de Privacidade . Seu uso do site e dos serviços está sujeito a essas políticas e termos.

Resultados do Google Livros

Clique em uma foto para ir ao Google Livros

Carregando...

The Silver Linings Playbook (2008)

de Matthew Quick

Outros autores: Veja a seção outros autores.

MembrosResenhasPopularidadeAvaliação médiaMenções
2,6691335,532 (3.87)121
Fiction. Literature. HTML:

The Silver Linings Playbook is the riotous and poignant story of how one man regains his memory and comes to terms with the magnitude of his wife's betrayal, an enchanting first novel about love, madness, and Kenny G.

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. The problem is that Pat is now home, living with his parents, and everything seems off; 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, physically fit, and clinically depressed Tiffany, she offers to act as a liaison between him and his wife, but only if 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.

In this brilliantly written debut novel, Matthew Quick takes us inside Pat's mind, deftly showing us the world from his distorted yet endearing perspective. The result is a touching and funny story that helps us look at both depression and love in a wonderfully refreshing way.

.
… (mais)
  1. 00
    The Ha-Ha de Dave King (terran)
    terran: About a brain-damaged Vietnam vet who cannot speak or write and has a romantic attachment to his high school girlfriend
  2. 00
    The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving de Jonathan Evison (melissarochelle)
  3. 00
    Someone Else's Love Story de Joshilyn Jackson (BookshelfMonstrosity)
    BookshelfMonstrosity: Despite differences in style, both of these charming novels feature protagonists trying to do what's right (and figure out what that might be). The books are upbeat, funny, and moving by turns, and it's easy to relate to the characters.… (mais)
Carregando...

Registre-se no LibraryThing tpara descobrir se gostará deste livro.

Ainda não há conversas na Discussão sobre este livro.

» Veja também 121 menções

Mostrando 1-5 de 133 (seguinte | mostrar todas)
A quirky story that becomes enduring. A total departure from my normal choices. ( )
  jemisonreads | Jan 22, 2024 |
I felt like I was back in Philly while reading this. Very enjoyable. ( )
  devilhoo | Jan 3, 2024 |
Pat comes home after months (or years?) in a mental health facility and is determined to better himself in an effort to reunite with his estranged wife Nikki. He knows that if he achieves a level of physical and mental fitness that God will give him the happy ending to the movie of his life. He tirelessly works out and runs while also reading classic literature and making an effort to be nicer and help people. But no one is willing to tell Pat much about Nikki, what led to his being committed, or really anything that has transpired in the months (or years?) that he was gone. Enter Tiffany. Tiffany has her own issues. She's depressed over the death of her husband, but she takes a liking to Pat. She starts running with him (well not so much with him as following behind him uninvited), and eventually convinces him to enter a competitive dance competition with her in exchange for her being a go-between with Nikki. This might be his last chance to end "apart time".
A book about mental illness, love, family, and football.



My Thoughts:
Ok I'm thinking it might have been a mistake to watch the movie version of this and then read the book. I loved the movie, which is what led me to want to read the book. The movie actually was a lot different from the book... and for the better. Everything that was changed for the movie I can tell was changed to make the story flow better. I just wasn't feeling the same magic that I was feeling when I was watching the movie.... like at all.

Pat clearly has mental issues, and it was sort refreshing to read this book written in that voice. He came off very child-like and had a blunt matter-of-factness to him (sort of like Charlie of Perks of Being a Wallflower and Holden Caulfield of The Catcher in the Rye), which I liked and got annoyed with all at the same time. Pat was 34, but came off like he was 12... which led me to question how he was able to be married and have a job and all that in his previous life. I don't *think* when you are mentally ill that you just wake up one day, have a life changing incident, and your entire personality is completely changed. I'm pretty sure if you have emotional issues, like Pat clearly does, you've been like that for a while. I could be wrong though?? I'm no expert, but if he was so emotionally immature as he seemed to be, I truly question his past ability to have relationships.

What I really didn't like was the lack of information given throughout the book. We followed Pat as he went through his daily routine of fitness and Eagles football stuff, but we weren't given details into his past, especially his mental diagnosis. The movie stated that he was Bipolar... unless I missed it, the book just left it up to the reader to figure out what was up with him. And I had NO idea that Bipolarism could cause years of memory loss. Not too sure about that? Also it was mentioned that he was a crappy husband, but all that was said was that he was an asshole to his wife, it wasn't mentioned how his illness played a role in that.

I know I'm super biased... but it was pretty hard for this Pittsburgh-er to read about Philadelphia Eagles fans. No offense to my peeps out in Philly, but it is common knowledge throughout the football world that Eagles fans are the WORST! I went to college in a sort of central Pennsylvania location, so we had a TON of Philly people there... and I lived through the Eagles Superbowl run of 2005. Ughhh it was rough going! Eagles fans are so loud and *sorry** annoying!! And they hate on their own team half the time!! So yeah it was a little hard for me to get down with all the Eagles fandom going on in the book. At least in the movie Pat tried to avoid Eagles stuff! But that being said, I'm a super NFL football fan, so I did enjoy parts of it (especially when the Eagles were losing *mwahhahahaha).

I found the dance competition not being the ending of the book to be anti-climatic. Same with the end result of the Tiffany/Pat relationship. I wanted more of a connection between them, and I just wasn't feeling it.

OVERALL: An interesting look at a man dealing with mental illness and the loss of his previous life. I loved the movie, but felt like the book didn't hold the same type of magic that I got from Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. It's a book that sucks you in, but doesn't go to places like you'd expect it to.

My Blog:


http://pinkpolkadotbookblog.blogspot.com ( )
  Michelle_PPDB | Mar 18, 2023 |
I loved this story for a variety of reasons, the most of which were the characters. Engaging in many respects, it takes the reader on a journey into the world of a family in the suburbs of Philadelphia with forgiveness and true love driving the story. Funny, heart warming and evocative, Pat's OCD tendencies flare while he builds a loving friendship with a mouthy, young widower who brings light into his dark world. Counseled to believe there's a silver lining in all of life, Pat slowly comes to grips with reality. The film adaptation was equal to the story which is rare. ( )
  Jonathan5 | Feb 20, 2023 |
Durante los años que pasa en un centro de salud mental, Pat Peoples formula una teoría sobre los rayos de esperanza: él cree que su vida es una película producida por Dios, su misión es ponerse en forma físicamente y convertirse en una persona emocionalmente estable. El final feliz que le espera es el regreso de su mujer, de la cual está separado. Cuando Pat se va a vivir con sus padres, todo parece haber cambiado. Nadie le habla de Nikki, su esposa; sus amigos han formado sus propias familias; y, además, su nuevo terapeuta parece estar recomendándole que cometa adulterio como parte de la terapia.
Cuando Pat conoce a Tiffany, una mujer viuda, depresiva y atractiva, ésta se ofrece a actuar de intermediaria entre él y su mujer. La vida parece mostrarle un nuevo camino para alcanzar su final feliz, aunque se afane en no reconocerlo.
  Natt90 | Jan 13, 2023 |
Mostrando 1-5 de 133 (seguinte | mostrar todas)
sem resenhas | adicionar uma resenha

» Adicionar outros autores (11 possíveis)

Nome do autorFunçãoTipo de autorObra?Status
Quick, Matthewautor principaltodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Porter, RayReaderautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Você deve entrar para editar os dados de Conhecimento Comum.
Para mais ajuda veja a página de ajuda do Conhecimento Compartilhado.
Título canônico
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Título original
Títulos alternativos
Data da publicação original
Pessoas/Personagens
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Lugares importantes
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Eventos importantes
Filmes relacionados
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Epígrafe
Dedicatória
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
For Alicia -- la raison
Primeiras palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
I don't have to look up to know Mom is making another surprise visit.
Citações
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
I think it's strange to live in a house with someone you cannot talk to—especially when that someone is your father—and the thought makes me a little sad.
but Cliff keeps pushing for the truth like therapists do, because they all have some sort of psychic ability that allows them to see through your lies, and therefore they know you will eventually tire of the talking game and will offer up the truth.
Últimas palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
(Clique para mostrar. Atenção: Pode conter revelações sobre o enredo.)
Aviso de desambiguação
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Please do not combine this entry for the book with the movie of the same name!
Editores da Publicação
Autores Resenhistas (normalmente na contracapa do livro)
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Idioma original
CDD/MDS canônico
LCC Canônico

Referências a esta obra em recursos externos.

Wikipédia em inglês (1)

Fiction. Literature. HTML:

The Silver Linings Playbook is the riotous and poignant story of how one man regains his memory and comes to terms with the magnitude of his wife's betrayal, an enchanting first novel about love, madness, and Kenny G.

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. The problem is that Pat is now home, living with his parents, and everything seems off; 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, physically fit, and clinically depressed Tiffany, she offers to act as a liaison between him and his wife, but only if 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.

In this brilliantly written debut novel, Matthew Quick takes us inside Pat's mind, deftly showing us the world from his distorted yet endearing perspective. The result is a touching and funny story that helps us look at both depression and love in a wonderfully refreshing way.

.

Não foram encontradas descrições de bibliotecas.

Descrição do livro
Resumo em haiku

Current Discussions

Nenhum(a)

Capas populares

Links rápidos

Avaliação

Média: (3.87)
0.5
1 11
1.5 2
2 35
2.5 6
3 184
3.5 29
4 334
4.5 35
5 188

É você?

Torne-se um autor do LibraryThing.

 

Sobre | Contato | LibraryThing.com | Privacidade/Termos | Ajuda/Perguntas Frequentes | Blog | Loja | APIs | TinyCat | Bibliotecas Históricas | Os primeiros revisores | Conhecimento Comum | 207,159,446 livros! | Barra superior: Sempre visível