Mar 8, 2013 — Matthew Quick's The Silver Linings Playbook, a debut novel that inspired a film, appears at No. 15.
Feb 28, 2013 — Long before James Prosek became a world-famous artist and naturalist, he was a kid who used art as a way to work through the ups and downs of childhood. "When I went into the woods, it was the first time that I felt like something was mine," he says.
Oct 29, 2012 — Novelist Matthew Quick finds the funny side of a mental patient's recovery, while Anthony Horowitz reimagines Sherlock Holmes. In nonfiction, comedian Darrell Hammond recounts his traumatic childhood, Regis Philbin tracks his rise to TV greatness, and MTV gets its own history book.
Aug 7, 2012 — More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience.
Aug 20, 2011 — Citing cases from Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. to Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy, psychiatrist Nassir Ghaemi argues in a new book that the struggles that accompany some mental illness — particularly mania and depression — make for better leaders in times of crisis.
Aug 16, 2011 — Psychiatrist Nassir Ghaemi argues that the best leaders — including Abraham Lincoln, Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. — might just be the ones with the weakest grip on sanity.
Aug 11, 2011 — NPR coverage of A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness by Nassir Ghaemi. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Oct 16, 2008 — Matthew Quick's heart-warming, humorous and soul-satisfying first novel opens as 30-year-old Pat Peoples, a former high school history teacher, is being sprung from a Baltimore mental institution.
Oct 16, 2008 — Home from a long stay in a mental hospital, the hero in Matthew Quick's debut novel, The Silver Linings Playbook, embarks on a hapless campaign to win back his former wife.