The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick: Book Talks and Movie

Winona Public Library

151 W. 5th Street
Winona, MN 55987

May marks Mental Health Awareness Month and the Winona Public Library is recognizing the month by hosting not one but two book talks on The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick; a movie showing will follow.


In The Silver Linings Playbook, “Pat Peoples formulates a theory about silver linings during the years he spend in a neural health facility.  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.” �" From the Publisher


The Winona Public Library’s Book Discussion will discuss Pat, the emotional roller coaster called life, and the silver linings behind it all on Wednesday, May 2nd at 2PM in the Library’s Bell Art Room. If you cannot make Book Discussion, the library is hosting a second book talk on Thursday, May 3rd at 6PM.  If you cannot make either book talk, but would like to follow along and share your thoughts, go to and let us know what you thought.


Following the book talks, The Silver Linings Playbook Movie (2012) starring both Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence will be shown on Thursday, May 10th at 4:45PM. Popcorn and a light beverage will be served.

Thursday, 10 May, 2018


Samantha Terbeest

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