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“Rarely have I read a book that challenged me to see myself in an entirely new light, and was at the same time laugh-out-loud funny and utterly absorbing.”—Katie Couric
“This is a daring, delightful, and transformative book.”—Arianna Huffington, Founder, Huffington Post and Founder & CEO, Thrive Global
“Wise, warm, smart, and funny. You must read this book.”—Susan Cain, New York Times best-selling author of Quiet
From a New York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist’s world—where her patients are looking for answers (and so is she).
One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose office she suddenly lands. With his balding head, cardigan, and khakis, he seems to have come straight from Therapist Central Casting. Yet he will turn out to be anything but.
As Gottlieb explores the inner chambers of her patients’ lives — a self-absorbed Hollywood producer, a young newlywed diagnosed with a terminal illness, a senior citizen threatening to end her life on her birthday if nothing gets better, and a twenty-something who can’t stop hooking up with the wrong guys — she finds that the questions they are struggling with are the very ones she is now bringing to Wendell.
With startling wisdom and humor, Gottlieb invites us into her world as both clinician and patient, examining the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and others as we teeter on the tightrope between love and desire, meaning and mortality, guilt and redemption, terror and courage, hope and change.
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is revolutionary in its candor, offering a deeply personal yet universal tour of our hearts and minds and providing the rarest of gifts: a boldly revealing portrait of what it means to be human, and a disarmingly funny and illuminating account of our own mysterious lives and our power to transform them.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
It would be the perfect premise for a TV show: A therapist in Los Angeles grapples with her clients’ problems, but her own life is falling apart—so she goes into therapy. But Maybe You Should Talk to Someone isn’t fiction; it’s an entertaining, approachable, and wise memoir by psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb. Her book goes behind the scenes to explore what actually happens in therapy and how people start to heal in real life. Never shying away from the uncomfortable truth of our messy emotional lives—first and foremost her own—Gottlieb uncovers something precious: hope.
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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
Wonderful blend of a woman’s life as a therapist, and as a human being finding her way through life and love. Funny and tender, sad and joyful.
I LOVED this book. I have never found myself so wholly captivated as I was with this book. Each patient had a beautifully written story which allowed me to relate, empathize, and root for their successes. I’ve told everyone I’ve come into contact with about this book and I feel like even so, I have not begun to promote it enough. I was so profoundly moved by this book and I can say with utmost conviction that whoever you are and whatever you’ve gone through, you need to read this book!!
Even if you have no interest in going to therapy, this book is amazing! It’s eye opening on so many levels. It’s funny yet heart warming. Most of all, it’s relatable. I feel as if I wanna gifted free sessions in each chapter. I not only enjoyed it, but learned things I could use in my every day life. I cannot recommend this book enough!! LOVE IT!