Maybe You Should Talk to Someone - Lori Gottlieb

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

By Lori Gottlieb

  • Release Date: 2019-04-02
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
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From 1,481 Ratings

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

Now being developed as a television series with Eva Longoria and ABC!

“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.

Reviews

  • The way I see it

    5
    By joni sings
    The title of this book intrigued me and when I began reading I felt drawn to my perplexing situations hoping this book would give me answers. Fortunately the pages led me to a therapist. This was the first time in my life I chose this path. I am grateful. J H S lives in Florida and loves the sun......and the "humditity".
  • Hilarious!

    5
    By 12345qwertfdsa
    OMG I laughed out loud so many times. Love the way she called her significant other “the boyfriend“. So I started calling mine, “the husband“😆
  • Engaging and Insightful

    5
    By friel0928
    I truly enjoyed this book. Underlined a lot of inspiring tidbits to remember. Just purchased her other one as well. Hopefully it’s just as good. Recommend.
  • Perfect Timing

    5
    By asapr212
    By “perfect timing” I mean several things: 1) This is a great book to read before a new year to look back on life as it has been and forward to what may be 2) The cadence of the book makes it an easy read - as with therapy, you may not know you’re getting something from it until you “pause” 3) In a world where people “share” themselves on social media, only showing you what they want you to see so (possibly) they can feel better about themselves, this book is an antidote, timed to balance the internal with the external. Enjoyable, insightful and easy to read, I can’t recommend it more highly. Unless there is a sixth star.Then I would give it that!
  • So wonderful

    5
    By Deannap1205
    So, so good. Clever, funny, heart wrenching. Painfully good
  • Many emotions, Great read!

    5
    By Kathy9388
    I couldn’t put this book down. It has been awhile since I have enjoyed a book this much. It was a good read and so relatable in so many aspects. It brought so many emotions as I read. I laughed and even cried. Thank you for the opportunity of allowing your readers to experience this, Lori you are an amazing writer.
  • A truthful look at this mysterious thing called life...

    5
    By Awcrel
    Light and simultaneously deep, sarcastic, witty and at times raw look into the human nature, relationships and those endless stories that we humans play over and over in our heads trying to make sense of this wonderful but or-so-difficult thing called life. The book is read in one breath and yet leaves you with a lot to think about. I guarantee that by the end of the book you will identify yourself with at least one or may be several characters leaving you to some extent relieved by the fact that your problems are not so unique after all, but are experienced, lived through and conquered by other human beings.
  • Couldn’t stop reading!

    5
    By zoe's teacher
    Very engaging story of a therapist’s reflections about her patients, her own life and therapy. It sounds very true to life. I found a lot of good questions to ask about my own life.
  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

    5
    By Joanabake
    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.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Rachel_Jennette
    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!!