‘Silver Linings Playbook’ author has advice all can use

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Matthew Quick authored The Silver Linings Playbook and contributed to the screenplay for the Oscar-winning film. During a recent visit tot the Cherry Hill (N.J.) Public Library quick made these comments while discussing his latest book, Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock.

“The fall is exactly when I miss teaching. The thing I loved about September was it was a new beginning.

“I didn’t want to be a teacher. I kept trying to do something that didn’t feel like me.”

Quick offered two pieces of advice for success: “Be polite to others (the higher you climb the more it matters) and find the most authentic version of who you are and put that into the world consistently.”

I couldn’t say it better. One more comment worth noting: Quick, who grew up in Oaklyn, Camden County, N.J., and now lives in New England, said, he always considered the Philadelphia region as his home. “When i come back I always get that kind of bittersweet feeling.” Quick is a diehard Eagles fan and still a season ticket holder.

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