Matthew Quick is the author of The Silver Linings Playbook, which was made into an Academy Award-winning film, and the young adult novels Sorta Like a Rock Star, Boy21 and Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages and has received a PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention, among other accolades. He is married to the novelist and pianist Alicia Bessette.
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by Matthew QuickWhen I was a young high school teacher, many of my students asked if we could perhaps have a beer together when they turned twenty-one, the legal drinking age here in The States. I always said, “Sure,” thinking they’d graduate and forget all about me.
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The Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick on how being thrown in at Hollywood's deep end led him to ask yet more big questions. And the answers? Well, you'll just have to read on.
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 in...
Matthew Quick's novel The Silver Linings Playbook was published by Picador in 2009. Wonderful little book that it is, it has now been made into the film Silver Linings Playbook. We at Picador haven't been able to move in London recently without hearing about the film starri...
This fantastic adaptation of Matthew Quick's novel The Silver Linings Playbook is charming, funny and full of unexpected events. Bradley Cooper plays the lead, with Robert DeNiro as his dad. Enjoy the trailer!
RT @AudioFileMag: #ROTD #EarphonesAward @HarperAudio @audbks gives life to @MatthewQuick21 Vietnam vet in a fine author/narrator match http…
by @MatthewQuick21 - yesterday
RT @MellowEducator: I had a student who says he's never read a whole novel say, "Ms. Cox this book is actually good." Boy21 by @MatthewQuic…
by @MatthewQuick21 - 2 days ago
RT @coopertalk: Episode 635: Matthew Quick talks "The Silver Linings Playbook", "The Reason You're Alive" and more! https://t.co/1SXepe0OY9…
by @MatthewQuick21 - 3 days ago
Quick talks about his love of writing and his new book The Reason You're Alive: https://t.co/K5j8WQQwTg Thanks… https://t.co/BKIonw9EiR
by @MatthewQuick21 - 7 days ago
STARRED REVIEW! THE REASON YOU'RE ALIVE "provides a deeper discussion about divisive politics." @ShelfAwareness… https://t.co/In8S5UjBs2
by @MatthewQuick21 - 10 days ago
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