Guest Playlist -- Matthew Quick

Matthew Quick has excellent taste in movies, music and books as you'll see below. But he also has great taste in sports. Like me, he's a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan. His quirky, quite funny and poignant debut novel The Silver Linings Playbook takes place during the course of Eagles' 2006 season, when Donovan McNabb went down, but the Eagles rallied around Jeff Garcia. That was also the season of the great Christmas Day win in Dallas. And the narrator Pat Peoples is nicknamed Hank Baskett -- after the Eagles back-up wide receiver.

We caught up with Quick (no to be confused with former Eagle great Mike Quick) this past week and he shared his Playlist -- not necessarily his favorites, but what he thought of first when the guest playlist was posed to him. Thankfully, there's no Kenny G.

The Shawshank Redemption
Be Kind Rewind
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (original Capra version)
The Darjeeling Limited
Lars and the Real Girl

Life of Pi. Yann Martel
Soul Mountain. Gao Xingjan
Kafka on the Shore. Haruki Murakami
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. Kurt Vonnegut
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Jonathan Safran Foer
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Junot Diaz

Louder Than Bombs. The Smiths.
Ani Difranco. Ani Difranco.
Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash. The Pogues.
The Low End Theory. A Tribe Call Quest.
Eastern Sounds. Yusef Lateef.

To find out more about Quick and his great book, check out these links.
And did you know that Hank Baskett is dating Hugh Hefner's former girlfriend? Find out more here.

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