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.
O homem então descobre uma carta de Richard Gere na gaveta de calcinhas da mãe, e acredita ter encontrado uma pista de por que, afinal, em seus últimos dias a mãe o chamava de Richard... Só pode haver alguma conexão cósmica! Convencido de que Richard Gere vai ajudá-lo, Bartholomew começa essa nova vida sozinho escrevendo uma série de cartas altamente íntimas para o ator. De Jung a Dalai Lama, de filosofia a fé, de abdução alienígena a telepatia com gatos, da Igreja Católica aos mistérios femininos, tudo é explorado nessas cartas que não só expõem a alma de Bartholomew, como, acima de tudo, revelam sua tentativa dolorosamente sincera de se integrar à sociedade.
Original, arrebatador e espirituoso, A sorte do agora é escrito com a mesma inteligência e sensibilidade de O lado bom da vida. Uma história divertida e inspiradora que fará o leitor refletir sobre o poder da bondade e do amor.