Silver Linings Playbook
Author: Matthew Quick
Tiffany: Is a manipulating girl who is very depressed and trying to get her life sorted out again.
Dr. Cliff Patel: Is a very calm, kind man.
The book is about Pat Peoples, a former history teacher who has moved back to his childhood home after spending time in a neurology hospital. Pat believes he has only been away a few months, but soon realizes it has been years, and struggles to piece together memories. He has a theory that life is a film created by God and that its "silver lining" will be his successful reunion with his wife Nikki.
Pat embarks on a plan of self-improvement that includes regular jogging and fitness exercises, and reading the works of American literature that his wife teaches. He grows upset after reading the tragic works of some America's greatest writers, not understanding why the stories do not have happy endings. At a dinner with his friend Ronnie and his wife Veronica, Pat is introduced to Tiffany, who has also moved back home after losing her job after her husband's death. He and Tiffany start spending a great deal of time together and start to help each other out of the situation they have been put in.