Silver Linings Playbook is a first time novel by Matthew Quick. The story centers around, Pat, a man who has mental issues [who doesn't], who recently returns home after a lengthy stay at the mental hospital. Pat thinks his life is like a movie and in the end will reunite with his estranged wife, Nikki. On his way to recovery, Pat meets Tiffany another odd individual who is dealing with her husband’s death. This is a story of a mom who loves her son, a dad who is ashamed of her son, family and friends trying to support, the Philadelphia Eagles and two odd individuals trying make their way through life. The book will make you laugh, cry and become a part of you.