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The Silver Linings Playbook
The Silver Linings Playbook: A Novel | Matthew Quick
An enchanting first novel about love, madness, and Kenny G. 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. 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. 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.
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Ast_Arslan
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Just finished this for #dungeonsofreaders challenge (an idea of an italian tiktoker) and I liked it.
Not the best one by Matthew Quick so far, but still a good one!
I guess I will start Gone with the wind very soon 💪🏻🤟🏻

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reading_rainbow
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this one, I found it oddly endearing
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

reading_rainbow TBR Book/10 📚 (edited) 8mo
SRWCF Best eyes ever, those two! 👁 🧐 8mo
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Marialou
Panpan

Awful book. Forced myself to finish it and honestly can‘t say I enjoyed anything about it. Extremely rare for me to say this but ……. THE FILM WAS BETTER.

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PaperbackPirate
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Whenever I watch The Eagles play I imagine Pat Peoples somewhere out there watching too.

Just me?

Nikki_E Nope, I think it too! 12mo
PaperbackPirate @Nikki_E Yes! 🙌 12mo
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Smarkies
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Pickpick

A surprisingly raw book. I have not watched the movie but from what I read that has more romance than the book portrayed.
#mentalhealth #mentalillness
Picked this book up because of #bookspin

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Blueberry
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Eggs Great choice 🙌🏻🤍👍🏼 13mo
PaperbackPirate I loved it! 💙 13mo
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LibraryCin
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Mehso-so

I liked this! There was maybe more football than I liked, but still, overall I liked it. I really liked Pat‘s therapist. I did see the movie I-don‘t-know-how-many-years-ago and remember liking it, too, but I remembered very little about it. I believe it is why I decided to read the book, though. It is a very quick read

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Ast_Arslan
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it. Some will be old, some will be new - don't judge me, I have a lot of books.

Day 49th

Join the fun if you want!

#tbrpile

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Kris10H
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Pickpick

I very much enjoyed this one. ❤
Now I just need to watch the movie! 🎥

TheNeverendingTBR Love the movie! 💛 2y
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Kris10H
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Re: Reading books like The Bell Jar

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Home from an awesome trip to the mountains 🏔 to a cold house and no heat! The #silver lining is thankfully I have one gas wall heater and that we made it home safely! Felix and Fiona were happy to see me 🖤😽

I‘m behind and will catch up tomorrow ❤️❤️

#SleightheShelves

Texreader Talk about making lemonade out of lemons! Great attitude! Glad you are home safe and hope the heater gets to working soon! 2y
TrishB Hope you get it sorted soon ♥️ 2y
jb72 I hope you get warmed up soon! I‘ve been without heat many times. It sucks. 2y
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OriginalCyn620 Hope your heat gets fixed soon! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Texreader me too! They are having to order a part so hopefully it will come in soon 🤞🤞 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TrishB thank you ❤️ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @jb72 thank you 💕 2y
QuietlyLaura I love your kitties! 💕💕💕 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @QuietlyLaura thank you! They were glad I was home 🖤 2y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
Silver Linings Playbook | Matthew Quick
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How I feel whenever people mention liking the movie version of this 🤭

nanuska_153 I haven't read the book, but this is the only movie that I find Bradley Cooper attractive 😕 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @nanuska_153, I didn‘t like that they changed character motivations... my favourite part of the movie was when he threw the book he was reading out the window because a character died 😂 relatable 3y
Catherine_Willoughby Never read the book. Liked the movie 3y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Catherine_Willoughby, I think it‘s a one or the other type of deal ☺️ the movie had some good points and a great cast 3y
meghathecloud I liked both the book and the movie, but the book is of course nearer to my heart😊 3y
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LoveToReadLiveToRead
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Next up is The Silver Linings Playbook. A re-read for book club.
It‘s 9pm and I‘ve come to bed to read a few chapters. Between being 31 weeks pregnant and mum to a toddler who hasn‘t slept all night for 3 months, I suspect I‘ll not get far before hitting the zzzz‘s. Good job they‘re short chapters!

Geenie ❤️ ur bookmark 🔖 3y
maich Bookmark🦄🦄🦄 3y
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waybean
Silver Linings Playbook | Matthew Quick
Mehso-so

Possibly because I knew it was a movie I expected great things from this book but didn't love it all that much. Will be interesting to see the film as others have recommended it.

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Blueberry
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When I think of #tailgating I think of this book. So good.

#Spooktober @Eggs

Tanisha_A Haven't read the book. Loved the movie. 3y
Eggs Great choice 🤗 3y
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Branwen
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I am not a football fan at all, but I first read this book years ago because the main character loved the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Eagles were a big deal to everyone I knew when I used to live in NJ. That being said, I really liked this book, both then and now! It was sad and sweet and handled the topic of mental illness in an honest and empathetic way.

#fallisbooked #football @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻🧡🏈📚 3y
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KristenDuck
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Pickpick

Loved this!

Pat has recently been released from the mandatory stay at a mental health facility where he has spent as undisclosed amount of time (years) away from his friends and family.

Always trying to see the silver lining, Pat returns with hopes to rekindle his relationship with wife, Nikki. What has he missed?

Loved Pat‘s character and all of his history during his apart time from his wife Nikki. Huge appreciation for mental illness.

Blueberry So good 💛 3y
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KristenDuck
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Have to admit listening to this book I completely envision Bradley Cooper in the lead role. Great accompaniment for tonight‘s jog!

Taco Night made those 13,000 steps totally worth it!

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Cinfhen
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#RedRoseSeptember #TubThumping is such a stadium anthem 🎵🏈🍺In fact, I heard it last week at the preseason Eagles game🦅 which always makes me think of the Bradley Cooper film based on the Matthew Quick novel 🎞 (this is how my mind works) photo of my son, his friend & hub taken at game last week 🎶 We'll be singin'
When we're winnin'
We'll be singin'
I get knocked down, but I get up again
You're never gonna keep me down🎶

LeahBergen Awww! They‘re all so cute! ❤️ 3y
Cinfhen Hi 👋🏽 @LeahBergen how was your summer??? 3y
Cathythoughts I absolutely love this pic ♥️ 3y
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Cinfhen Thanks @Cathythoughts and I ❤️your new pic 🥰👌🏾beautiful 3y
Cathythoughts Thanks Cindy X 3y
Ruthiella Six degrees of Cinfhen!😀 3y
Cinfhen Ha!!! It all ties back to Philly @Ruthiella 😘 3y
arlenefinnigan Great photo! 3y
TrishB Great pic 👍🏻 3y
Cinfhen It was a fun night until a torrential downpour soaked us completely through @TrishB @arlenefinnigan 3y
KarenUK Such a cute pic 💕 3y
LauraBeth Your son looks just like you! 3y
Cinfhen I think this guy is a mix @LauraBeth @KarenUK but he has a lovely temperament which I‘ll gladly take credit for 😜♥️ 3y
LeahBergen @Cinfhen It was wonderful and busy with travelling (like yours looked to be, too)! 😘 3y
DivineDiana Love this! 3y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Pickpick

Pat Peoples‘ story is uncomfortable in the very best way. He is good hearted, and we get ringside seats to his process of managing a mental health crisis. I‘d call it a medium dark read, though, since the Philly fandom and female friendship aspects mostly lighten the mood. Just like a cloud with Silver Linings! (More real and ultimately better than the movie.)

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophge2019
#booked2019 #booktomovie

alisiakae Great review! This one of the few where I‘ve seen the movie, but haven‘t read the book. 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft Thanks. It was the same for me, but now I‘ve done both! 3y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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I think I bought this on a Daily Deal, so I‘d better read it, right? Poignant is one of the descriptions in the blurb. So far I‘d agree.

#letterQ for #litsyatoz #booked2019 #booktomovie #changedmymind #notwhatiplanned #moodreading

Megabooks I like this book more than the movie. 4y
Cortg I really liked this book! The movie was meh. 4y
Blueberry One of my top favorites the year I read it. 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Megabooks @Cortg I liked the movie, and so far the book‘s about equally good. Not quite at 50%. (edited) 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Blueberry Wow, that‘s a great endorsement! 4y
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Canndor
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I read this one solely for the purpose of meeting the Book to Movie prompt for #Booked2019 because it was "available now" through Overdrive. I was definitely pleasantly surprised how much I ended up enjoying it. Maybe I should watch the movie now ?
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Megabooks I liked the book better than the movie. 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Glad you liked the book. I remember really enjoying the movie! 4y
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erinjohns
Pickpick

For the love of mental health read this book.!!! How to fight for those who have lost their will to fight... and need to be reminded how incredibly strong and brave they are.

Blueberry Loved that book. 4y
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Aswenson
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I don‘t usually enjoy reading the book AFTER seeing the movie, but it‘s been so long since I watched the film this is enjoyable. Got the morning run in, and excited to go see Dear Evan Hansen tonight!! #bookfitnesschallenge #audiorunning

Caterina Ohhh enjoy Dear Evan Hansen!! ❤️ 4y
Aswenson @Caterina It was so good! I was really impressed with the lead- his voice was amazing. 4y
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EmilieGR
Mehso-so

Movie is just as good if not better

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keithmalek
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Blueberry
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1. Mystery series
2. Catherine Ryan Hyde
3. The Silver Linings Playbook
4. Romance
5. Giants in the Earth by O.E. Rolvaag

#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 📚 4y
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whatsthEStorey
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I spent the day audio gardening to Silver Linings Playbook and am now relaxing by my pond admiring my work with this old lady cat.

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erinreads
Silver Linings Playbook | Matthew Quick
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Spending this rainy day finishing this Reader‘s Paradise puzzle I got for Christmas and drinking tea. Also, should I read the tagged book? Because I love this movie so much, so I have no clue why I never sought out the book to read.

dariazeoli It‘s been sitting on my Kindle for a few years! I need to try to read it in 2019 because I did like the movie 4y
Avanders 🤭🤭 neeeed 4y
Lmstraubie Love that mug!😻 4y
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 😹😹😹😹 that mug! 4y
Kimberlone I thought the movie was better than the book 4y
Pruzy So you could throw it across the room if you don‘t like it? 4y
erinreads @Lmstraubie @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego My husband got it for me! A+ to him. 😹 4y
erinreads @Pruzy 😂😂😂 One of the best parts of the movie! 4y
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Andrea4
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Pickpick

As someone who has been "silver lining" things a lot recently, both for myself and others, is recently separated, and loves the spirit of Christmas- this was the perfect book to gobble up in 1 day!
I'm a big believer in things happening for a reason and people coming into our lives at particular times- maybe they stay, maybe not, maybe they're romantic partners or not but I think we need to throw our arms and hearts open and spread the love. ?

LiteraryinLawrence 💜💜💜 4y
Avanders 💙💙 4y
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Andrea4
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Did this somehow just turn into a Christmas read?
Lol perfect!!!!
I'm so watching the movie tonight- I've watched it before but now I'll get to do side by side comparison.
#audiobooks FTW
But what do I listen to tomorrow? Lol

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Andrea4
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#audiowalk #audiomarket #audiobaking #audiocleaning
5hrs down in one day...I'm totally finishing this book today. Groceries done, plum pudding in the works, couple loads of laundry done, clean apartment...on to some stretching and then Christmas wrapping. Damn good day!
Merry almost Christmas!!🎄🎄🎄

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LMJenkins
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Pickpick

Just finished listening to this. At first, I didn‘t think the narrator was a good choice but after just a short while into this short listen, he won me over. He did a great job bringing Pat to life and I *love* this character. Some big differences from the movie. Thumbs up!

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PaperbackPirate
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Day 6 of the #tarottakeover is the Chariot card. It “signifies achieving victory, focusing intent and will, establishing an identity, self-confidence, and maintaining discipline.”
🏈 This made me think of Pat.
🏈 I took this picture during this year‘s Super Bowl. I rooted for the Eagles for Pat since I‘m a Broncos & Cardinals fan.
Thank you for hosting @ErinSueG & @WhiskeyMistress !

Blueberry LOVE this book. 4y
PaperbackPirate @Blueberry It‘s a great feel-gooder! 4y
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crazyspine
Silver Linings Playbook | Matthew Quick
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Any #philly / #jersey area littens going to the #collingswoodbookfestival this weekend?

phatsallylee I already have plans but this is so close to me! 😕 4y
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Cinfhen
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#AbbaInAugust I‘m such a #PhillyGirl that the moment I saw the word #Eagle I thought of our hometown Super Bowl champs 🏆🏈🦅❤️ and Bradley Cooper is a hometown boy who starred in this quirky but loveable tale of starting over and learning to live again. And there‘s some really fun #Eagle moments 🦅🏈💚 #TheLinc 🙌🏻 #FlyEaglesFlyOnTheRoadToVictory

BarbaraBB I really liked this book! 4y
Kalalalatja I have only seen the movie, but I really liked it! 4y
Cinfhen I liked both @BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja 🤗🤗🤗 4y
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Tanisha_A What a movie! And, great choice! 👌👏 4y
Cathythoughts I never read the book or saw the movie ! Great choice 👍🏻 4y
Blueberry Loved the book 🧡 4y
shadowspeak17 I love this movie! I really need to read the book. 4y
TrishB Not read or seen either! 4y
Breanne1 Fly 🦅🦅🦅 Fly!!!! 4y
eanderson I love this movie! 4y
Cinfhen E. A..G.L.E.S 💚💚💚 @Breanne1 4y
Cinfhen It‘s culturally very American but the story of mental illness is VERY universal and so well done, I recommend book @Cathythoughts @TrishB and the movie was really enjoyable @eanderson @shadowspeak17 @Blueberry @Tanisha_A 💚🙌🏻 4y
Mdargusch I love Bradley Cooper! 4y
emilyhaldi This was a fun movie 😃 4y
TrishB I think we have the dvd at home! 4y
Cinfhen I know @Mdargusch he‘s sooooo cute!!! 4y
Reviewsbylola Hahaha I saw the title and was definitely wondering about the 🦅 reference. It makes sense now! 4y
Meredith3 I didn‘t know this was a book! 4y
GatheringBooks i‘ve had this in my tbr for the loooongest time 4y
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Erofan
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Pickpick

Oh, Yes! I love this book! This is a touching and funny story! Love and friendship can be different! And everyone should believe in miracles! As for the movie - Bradley Cooper is super❤! #excelsior 💫🌠

BiblioLitten One of my favourite movies💖 4y
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LikelyLibrarian
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Free today to Audible members!

Whodunit85 Oooh, thanks! 4y
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JoyBlue
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Our visit to Half Price Books tonight yielded a handful of DVDs, a free "Get a Spine" sticker, and this rainbow, which was prettier in-person. Happy Book Lovers Day!

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sammisho
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Mehso-so

I have no strong feelings about this book one way or the other. It was just okay. I did love all of the literary references. The movie comes recommended by @loveroflit, so that is up next.

#abookaboutmentalhealth #pop18

megnews Haven‘t read the book but the movie was good and accurate to my experiences with a loved one with bipolar. 5y
howlinglibraries Like @megnews, I haven‘t read the book but have family members with bipolar and the representation felt fair to me, and I thought the movie overall was worth seeing! 5y
sammisho @megnews I don't remember them ever specifying a diagnosis in the book. I kept waiting for them to say it. Was it bipolar? I am a social worker and many of his behaviors reminded me of clients with Traumatic Brain Injuries. 5y
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megnews I‘m 99% sure they did. Or I inferred based on my experiences. I‘m going to have to see if it‘s still on Netflix and rewatch. 5y
KellyHunsakerReads This is one where I liked the movie better than the book! 5y
KellyHunsakerReads In the movie it is BiPolar. I don‘t remember if the book specified. 5y
sammisho @Hunsakermountain I will definitely be checking out the movie. I feel like I would have remembered if they specified in the book, especially given my background and I was watching for it! 5y
LoverofLit This is on my TBR but I loved the movie so much. Let me know what you think when you watch it. All the love for BCoop and JLaw! ❤❤❤ 5y
sammisho @LoverofLit I love those two also! I kind of wished I just watched the movie and skipped the book, which is blasphemy, I know. 5y
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Cinfhen
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Thanks for the tag @Dragon my first #TuesdayTidbits

1. The tagged book was beautiful and the movie was fantastic 😍
2. Mostly Nay but I‘m ok when it‘s offered at a decent price🤑
3. I just read The Last Equation of Isaac Severy and thought it would make for a fun movie 🍿 But you would NEED a HOT cast to make people want to see the film 😉
4. I‘m tagging 2 new to me Littens...if you‘ve already played my apologies @MelissaSue81 @oh.opheliaaa

Dragon Great choices! I loved the movie for 1 , now I‘m going to have to read the book 😀🐉 5y
Eggs Agree💖💖 with #2 5y
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Sweettartlaura
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#AprilStats

Another great reading month ❤️📚

My favorite was the book tagged here. I‘ll be seeking out more by Matthew Quick one of these days.

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Sweettartlaura
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Pickpick

Wow! This was so much more than I expected.
Today, stories of broken people abound, & drag the reader into that spiral. This one gets you to cheer for decent people trying their best to get some happiness out of their shattered lives.
There‘s lots of humor in this story, none of it mean-spirited.
There‘s also lots of raw emotion, right in the midst of suburbia.
A solid book that gives you all the highs & lows in less than 300 pages.

Cinfhen Great review 🧡 5y
Sweettartlaura Thanks, @Cinfhen 🙂 5y
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Blueberry
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Jess7 I watched the movie, but didn‘t read the book. I liked the movie! 5y
LibraryCin Me, too, jess, on all counta. 5y
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Cortg
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Pickpick

I absolutely loved this book! I saw the movie years ago and wasn‘t super impressed but I always hear how good the book is! So glad I gave the book a chance!

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BooksAtNight
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As soon as I decide to participate in a #readathon... I get into a reading slump 😵 I am bouncing from book to book but not making much progress in anything 😥#25in5

Andrew65 This too will pass 😊 5y
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Laughterhp
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1. The Silver Linings Playbook (though it‘s been a while since I‘ve seen it)
2. Pitch Perfect
3. What A Girl Wants (with Amanda Bynes)
4. I just recently started getting popcorn at the theater!

#manicmonday

hes7 What a Girl Wants is so cute! 5y
shadowspeak17 I love the movie Silver Linings Playbook, but I haven‘t read the book yet. 5y
Purrfectpages Pitch Perfect 💕 5y
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makaylabw
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed reading this book. It was actually a pretty quick read for me! I‘ve seen the movie, but I have to say this book was much better! I liked really getting to know Pat, seeing everything from his POV. Everything about this book was just great, no matter how much reality gets to us we have to see the silver lining! I recommend it. Really like how the chapters were labeled! :) 5/5 stars

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missarixreads
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H•O•U•R 18 - my favorite book-to-screen adaptation. I really enjoyed Silver Linings Playbook and Perks of Being a Wallflower.

I‘ve read 9 hours and finished two books! 👊🏼
#24in48

ephemeralwaltz Nice photo😍 5y
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