Matthew Quick (born October 23, 1973) is an American writer of young-adult fiction. His debut novel, The Silver Linings Playbook, was adapted as a movie of the same name starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, with Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, and Chris Tucker.
Quick was finalist for a 2009 PEN/Hemingway Award, and his work has been translated into several languages. In 2012, his young-adult novel, Boy 21, was reviewed favorably by The New York Times.
Quick was a finalist for the TIME 100 most influential people of 2013.
Quick grew up in Oaklyn, New Jersey and graduated from Collingswood High School. He has a degree in English literature from La Salle University and an MFA from Goddard College. He left his job as a tenured English teacher in Haddonfield, New Jersey to write his first novel while living in Collingswood, New Jersey...
Quotes by Matthew Quick
Life is hard, and children have to be told how hard life can be… So they will be sympathetic to others. So they will understand that some people have it harder than they do and that a trip through this world can be a wildly different experience, depending on what chemicals are raging through one’s mind.
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