Silver Linings Playbook is by Matthew Quick. Pat is a man who believes his life is a movie that plays in his head, that if he becomes physically fit and learns to be "nice" instead of "right" God will return his estranged wife and they will live happily ever after. Pat has spent time in a mental health facility - DUH! After Pat is released to come live with his parents he tries to continue his mission to win back Nikki and repair his relationships with his family. Then a friend introduces him to Tiffany, who also has issues, and the fun begins. This is a delightful novel, poignant and entertaining at the same time. Pats obsessions with Nikki, physical fitness, and the Philadelphia Eagles add charm to this story.
Ratings: 10th grade - 9 out of 10 - P (profanity) - AC (some mature thematic content).