Matthew Quick

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Matthew Quick is the New York Times bestselling author of THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, which was made into an Oscar-winning film; THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW; LOVE MAY FAIL; THE REASON YOU’RE ALIVE; and four young adult novels: SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR; BOY21; FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK; and EVERY EXQUISITE THING. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages, received a PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention, was an LA Times Book Prize finalist, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, a #1 bestseller in Brazil, a Deutscher Jugendliteratur Preis 2016 (German Youth Literature Prize) nominee, and selected by Nancy Pearl as one of Summer’s Best Books for NPR. The Hollywood Reporter has named him one of Hollywood’s 25 Most Pow ...more

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The Silver Linings Playbook

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Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

3.92 avg rating — 35,924 ratings — published 2013 — 39 editions
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The Good Luck of Right Now

3.61 avg rating — 15,778 ratings — published 2014 — 22 editions
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Boy21

3.97 avg rating — 8,265 ratings — published 2012 — 25 editions
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Sorta Like a Rock Star

3.92 avg rating — 5,281 ratings — published 2010 — 17 editions
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Every Exquisite Thing

3.66 avg rating — 5,592 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
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Love May Fail

3.54 avg rating — 5,209 ratings — published 2015 — 27 editions
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The Reason You're Alive

4.02 avg rating — 2,720 ratings — published 2017 — 22 editions
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July 2017, Matthew Quick
"The author of The Silver Linings Playbook is known for his complicated characters who face adversity. Here he recommends books about overcoming past traumas." ...More

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“I don't want to stay in the bad place, where no one believes in silver linings or love or happy endings.”
Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook

“If clouds are blocking the sun, there will always be a silver lining that reminds me to keep on trying.”
Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook

“Life is not a PG feel-good movie. Real life often ends badly. Literature tries to document this reality, while showing us it is still possible for us to endure nobly.”
Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook

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