Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed

eBook - 2019
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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.
Publisher: 2019.
ISBN: 9781328663047
Branch Call Number: eBook overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Overdrive, Inc

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LPL_MollyW Jul 22, 2019

Not your normal dry, technical, self-help book. It's like a double feature... a funny book that teaches you a new way to look at yourself and life. Great read!

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LPL_MollyW Jul 22, 2019

Not your normal dry, technical, self-help book. It's like a double feature... a funny book that teaches you a new way to look at yourself and life. Great read!

ArapahoeAshleyR Jul 19, 2019

A nonfiction book about therapy may not sound glamorous (and I guess it isn’t) but this is definitely not a dry read. I mean, what could be more exciting than learning universal truths from other people’s personal issues? Plus, the nosy part of me loves getting a glimpse into what people talk about in therapy. Is that normal? I don't know. Maybe I should talk to someone.

Jul 16, 2019

I really enjoyed this book! Part of me felt like I was in therapy, not a bad thing. I enjoyed following the stories and therapy sessions of characters you come to care about.

Jul 04, 2019

Author takes us into the lives of some of her clients as well as insight into herself as a therapist. She is willing to expose herself as a professional and a human being with stuck views like the rest of us. Brave, sensitive, and quite entertaining. Written for perspective and revelation.

Jul 03, 2019

For a few days after reading this book, you're going to talk like a therapist. It's infectious. Instead of your usual responses, you start to pause a little longer and allow the communication to be less about you and more about letting people come to their own conclusions. Instead of telling people your opinions, you're going to ask more questions directed at them. Deeper questions. Questions that have nothing to do with your agenda. You can't help it. She puts you into the therapist frame of mind so well that you don't want to be an advice-giver. You want to learn how to listen. You itch to grow and be a good person in the world.

Not only that, but this is an entertaining book. If you love reading advice columns, this is cake with whipped cream and strawberries. It's an advice column over a length of time so you can see the happy endings and consequences and changes happening in people's lives once they face their fears. It's delicious, feel-good, and in a small way, a bit of schadenfreude.

Hard to believe I enjoyed this book so much as I despised her first book, "Stick Figure" where she acts like a spoiled brat and calls it eating disorders. She, like her patients in this book, has come a long way. Inspiring.

Jul 01, 2019

Enjoyable and educational. It touched me in a way I wasn’t expecting, both emotionally and mentally. I would highly recommend!

Jul 01, 2019

Great read!

Jun 28, 2019

I greatly enjoyed this analysis of an analyst, providing lots of insight into what quality therapy looks like. Gottlieb is amusing, insightful, detailed, honest in her telling of why finding a good therapist to review our story can provide monumental changes in how we live our lives. Definitely worth the time taken to read.

Jun 26, 2019

I heard Lori Gottlieb interviewed by a couple of people, and she's funny, engaging, and ethical. I really liked this book, because I am curious about therapy, and this book provides some behind-the-scenes descriptions, enough to give me a sense of what it is like. If I could get Lori Gottlieb as my therapist, I would sign up today. As it is, I'll just continue doing nothing...

mawls Jun 11, 2019

The way Gottlieb weaves together the stories of her patients and herself is impressive. The storytelling is engaging and reading about people's lives being transformed with hard work and self awareness, and in an honest and truthful way, is inspiring.

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