Category : Fiction
Editor : Sarah Crichton Books
ISBN : 9781429960236
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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A New York Times bestseller, The Silver Linings Playbook was adapted into the Oscar-winning movie starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. It tells 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.

Category : Denial (Psychology)
Editor : Pan Macmillan
ISBN : 0330456849
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 308
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Pat Peoples has a theory that his life is actually a movie produced by God, and that his God-given mission in life is to become emotionally literate, whereupon God will ensure a happy ending - which, for Pat, means the return of his estranged wife Nikki, from whom he's currently having some "apart time". It might not come as any surprise to learn that Pat has spent several years in a mental health facility. When Pat leavesany surprise to learn that hospital and goes to live with his parents, however, everything seems changed.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Picador
ISBN : 9781743037584
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 256
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The New York Times bestseller NOW AN ACADEMY-AWARD WINNING MOTION PICTURE "Quite the heartbreaker of a novel" Kirkus Reviews "Endearing . . . touching and funny debut . . . Pat [Peoples] is as sweet as a puppy, and his offbeat story has all the makings of a crowd-pleaser" Publishers Weekly Pat Peoples knows that life doesn't always go according to plan, but he's determined to get his back on track. After a stint in a psychiatric hospital, Pat is staying with his parents and trying to live according to his new philosophy: get fit, be nice and always look for the silver lining. Most importantly, Pat is determined to be reconciled with his wife Nikki. Pat's parents just want to protect him so he can get back on his feet, but when Pat befriends the mysterious Tiffany, the secrets they've been keeping from him threaten to come out . . .

Category : Fiction
Editor : Picador
ISBN : 9781743537978
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 416
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From Matthew Quick, the bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook. 'Brilliant . . . compulsively readable . . . Love May Fail is as wholly transporting as any cinematic experience' GQ Portia Kane is having a meltdown. After escaping her cheating husband and their posh Florida life, she finds herself transported back home and back to square one. In need of saving herself, she sets out to find and resurrect a beloved high-school English teacher who has retired after a violent incident in the classroom. But she quickly learns that it's not a one-woman job. Luckily she meets a few people on her journey. Can Chuck, the handsome brother of Portia's old school friend, together with a sassy nun and a metal-head little boy, help Portia's chances in her bid for renewed hope in the human race? It's going to be quite a ride. Moving and funny, Love May Fail is about the heartache and daring choices it takes to become the person you know deep down you are meant to be.

Category : Business & Economics
Editor : Harvard Business Press
ISBN : 9781422131039
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 145
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Experts agree: The turbulence triggered by the economic shock of 2008 constitutes the "new normal." Unfortunately, too many managers have become paralyzed by it, capable only of slashing costs indiscriminately. Though examining spending during recessions makes sense, the smartest executives do much more. As Scott Anthony reveals in The Silver Lining, these leaders continue innovating--by stopping ineffective initiatives, changing key business processes, and starting more productive behaviors. Result? Their companies emerge from downturns stronger than ever. Providing a wealth of ideas, tools, and examples from diverse industries, Anthony explains how to safeguard your company's profitability during even the toughest recessions. You'll discover how to: -Prune your innovation and business portfolio to liberate resources for more promising initiatives - Adopt a radical new market-segmentation scheme that helps you re-feature your offerings to reduce costs while delivering new value to customers - Reinvent your innovation process to drive fresh growth - Mitigate innovation risks by conducting strategic experiments and forging alliances with customers and other external entities - Appeal to increasingly value-conscious customers to fend off low-cost attackers In today's brutal economic climate, executives must pare costs to the bone while planting and nurturing seeds for tomorrow's growth. The Silver Lining explains how to master this seemingly impossible challenge.

Category : JUVENILE FICTION
Editor : Little Brown
ISBN : 0316167479
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 171
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With a unique and irresistible voice, debut YA author Quick creates a beautifully beaten-up world of love, friendship, and hard-earned hope, in which a young girl focuses on bettering the lives of her oddball circle of friends.

Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN : 031637959X
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 272
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Nanette O'Hare is an unassuming teen who has played the role of dutiful daughter, hardworking student, and star athlete for as long as she can remember. But when a beloved teacher gives her his worn copy of The Bugglegum Reaper--a mysterious, out-of-print cult classic--the rebel within Nanette awakens. As she befriends the reclusive author, falls in love with a young but troubled poet, and attempts to insert her true self into the world with wild abandon, Nanette learns the hard way that rebellion sometimes comes at a high price. A celebration of the self and the formidable power of story, Every Exquisite Thing is Matthew Quick at his finest.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Sarah Crichton Books
ISBN : 0374533571
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 304
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Embracing a philosophy that life is a movie produced by God, neural health patient Pat Peoples endeavors to win back his estranged wife by making strategic sacrifices and coordinating their communications through a depressed widow.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Ivy Books
ISBN : 9780449005163
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 353
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Hailed as “one of the best writers in the business” by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, multi-award-winning author Maggie Osborne delivers hilarious and heartrending tales of resilient women full of grit, pride, and dignity who shine through hard times. Now meet the most irresistible and independent heroine of them all, a woman called Low Down, who never had anything good happen to her until the day she asked for the one thing that only a man could give her. . . . As scruffy and rootless as the other prospectors searching for gold in the Rockies, Low Down wanted nothing in return for nursing a raggedy bunch through the pox. But when pressed to reveal her heart's wish, she admits, "I want a baby." Not a husband, not a forced marriage to the proud man who drew the scratched marble and became honor bound to marry her. To be sure, Max McCord was easy on the eyes, but he loved another woman and dreamed of a different life. Yet they agreed to a temporary marriage that could end only in disaster. But can this strange twist of fate lead to the silver lining that both have been searching for?

Category : Art and mental illness
Editor :
ISBN : 0983983402
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 144
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