Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed

by Lori Gottlieb

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781328663047
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 04/02/2019
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 363
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

LORI GOTTLIEB is a psychotherapist and the New York Times bestselling author of Marry Him and Stick Figure. A sought-after expert, she has appeared on The Today ShowGood Morning America, The CBS Early Show, MSNBC, and CNN, and writes The Atlantic’s  advice column, “Dear Therapist.”
LORI GOTTLIEB is a psychotherapist and New York Times best-selling author who writes the Atlantic’s weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column. A contributing editor for the Atlantic, she also writes for the New York Times Magazine, and appears as a frequent expert on mental health in media such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CNN, and NPR. Learn more at or by following her @LoriGottlieb1 on Twitter.

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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Anonymous 5 months ago
While some beautiful threads were woven to give an exotic fabric, or compelling storyline. In the end I felt a lack of completion, or meaningful wrap up. While Miss Gottlieb presented many situations to work through, I never felt she had gotten the tools she had been seeking. How did she know her therapy was over? I did not feel included in that decision. It was an interesting read But it remained light weight when it could have been more substantial,
Anonymous 6 months ago
Insightful, moving, funny at times. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this.
Anonymous 7 days ago
Anonymous 9 days ago
Wow! Great story that weaves together a variety of characters that genuinely become palpable and people you care for and you keep turning the pages to stay in touch with them. Write another book, Lori Gottlieb!!
Anonymous 3 months ago
Anonymous 3 months ago
Rarely do most “sane” folks take the time to look at themselves critically. When they do it’s usually because something insane has happened in their lives. Here, Gottlieb give you a chance to consider yourself before that disaster occurs. The result may be the self help you need or maybe a trip to the therapist before things get out of control!
Anonymous 3 months ago
Funny, smart, and educational. I was completely entertained beginning to end.
Anonymous 4 months ago
As a therapist who has also been in therapy at one time, this book brought back memories. I believe my own journey through the angst of self exploration and healing helped shape the therapist I became. As I work toward becoming fully retired, I still sometimes wish I had known what I know now when I was a newly minted psychologist. Kudos to Lori for writing such a deeply engaging book. Thank for sharing with all us your imperfect yet lovable self.
Anonymous 4 months ago
A excellent book for every age to read..........
Anonymous 5 months ago
dieold 6 months ago
It took me a week to read the first three hundred pages of this book but I am stringing out the last few pages because I don't want it to end. Lori drew me in to every session as if I was there both as a spectator and a patient, laughing and crying with the turn of each page. She weaves accounts of her personal life and self-analysis into accounts of sessions with her patients that are truly mesmerizing and heartfelt. I saw myself in every chapter, hmmmm, maybe I should talk to someone.
Anonymous 7 months ago