This is a story about a man’s struggle with mental depression that is not depressing at all. Instead, Pat’s narrative of the “movie” of his life is splashed with his humorous thoughts that kept me grinning from start to finish. Mathew Quick tells Pat’s quest for silver linings without the use of big words and in such a way that the reader feels like he/she is indeed watching a movie. There is also that element of intrigue on what really happened that brought Pat into the state of mental illness which additionally keeps the reader flipping through the pages. By the end, Mr. Bright Eyes finds a glowing silver lining which I think every reader who believes in silver linings would want him to have. After reading and loving this book, I’ll just have to watch the movie which stars, and appropriately so, bright-eyed Bradley Cooper.