Matthew Quick wrote 'The Silver Linings Playbook,' up for Oscars in every major category Sunday.
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Former Haddonfield Memorial High School teacher has book signing in Collingswood.
Philly fans love their Iggles, showing fierce loyalty to their hometown heroes. Matthew Quick fans apparently feel the same way about the local boy made good. About 300 people filled the lower level of the Collingswood Middle School auditorium Monday evening to welcome home Quick, a 1992 graduate of the school, who grew up in neighboring Oaklyn. Many of them were teenagers clutching copies of Quick's newest release, the young-adult novel Boy 21. (A video trailer for the book stars Collingswood senior Chris Michael. Click on the link to the right to view the trailer.) But, the question on a fair number of people's minds was: What's Bradley Cooper really like in person? (Quick's first novel, The Siliver Linings Playbook, published in …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Matthew Quick's book "The Silver Linings Playbook" has been made into a movie co-starring Robert De Niro and Jennifer Lawrence.
Matthew Quick had a tenured teaching gig at Haddonfield Memorial High School. His wife, Alicia Bessette, was a professor at Bryn Mawr. The job security was great, but long hours started to drive the pair apart. To save their relationship, they abandoned the stability of their traditional careers to travel and take a chance on writing. Today both are published authors. Quick’s debut novel, The Silver Linings Playbook, was sold as a movie property before it was ever published. (It stars Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, and opens Thanksgiving weekend this year.) Quick, who lived in Collingswood for a time while beginning his writing career, will be appearing at the Collingswood High School Auditorium from 7 to 9 p.m. …