Ep-74 Silver Linings Playbook (2008 novel)


Matthew Quick’s debut novel hit big, launching a career many aspiring writers can only dream of. His romantic drama highlights important issues of mental health, how to live with it, and how it effects all our lives. Pat Peoples is an engaging character and his unusual relationship with Tiffany plays out in a surprising and engaging tale that earns its “heartwarming” description by the end.

Spoilers begin: 22:18

Topics Include: Ink to Film housekeeping, Pat Peoples similarities to AMERICAN PSYCHO’s Patrick Bateman, the Nikki question, the lies people tell to protect people, side character’s different mental illnesses, the role of the NFL and the Philadelphia Eagles has to the narrative, Tiffany and the Manic-Pixie Dream Girl trope, similarities to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and end with a discussion on the value of depressing fiction in literature.

Join us next week for the Silver Linings Playbook film starring Robert De Niro, Jennifer Lawrence, and Bradley Cooper!

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Music Credit: Ross Bugden

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