Matthew Quick earned his BA through La Salle University and his MFA through Goddard College. His debut novel The Silver Linings Playbook (Sarah Crichton Books / Farrar, Straus & Giroux) was lauded by People, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, Publishers Weekly, and others. The movie rights for The Silver Linings Playbook have been optioned by The Weinstein Company, and David O. Russell has written the screenplay adaptation. TSLP is being translated into Italian and Spanish, and will soon be released in the UK by Picador. Matthew’s debut young adult novel Sorta Like a Rock Star (Little Brown) will be published in fall 2009. Matthew lives in the Philadelphia area with his wife.