Prepare to be riveted. She pays attention to the small stuff—the box of tissues and the Legos in the carpet—as she honors the more expansive mysteries of our wild, aching hearts.
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Lori Gottlieb bravely takes her readers on a guided tour into the self. 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. With startling wisdom and humor, Gottlieb reveals our blind spots, 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 of our own mysterious lives and our power to transform them. For details and tickets, please visit my events. Site by Sarah Mattern. Update your browser to view this website correctly.
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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone. A disarmingly funny, thought-provoking, and boldly revealing new book that shows us what it means to be human. People MagazineBook of the Week. O, The Oprah Magazine. Gottlieb gives us more than a voyeuristic look at other people's problems including her own.
She shows us the value of therapy. The Washington Post. Kirkus, starred review.
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Painfully funny and moving, this ode to all the ways therapy can change lives should be required reading. Harvard Business School Magazine. Gottlieb's patients become mirrors to help us see ourselves more clearly: the games of emotional hide-and-seek we all play with ourselves and others, the pain and joy of opening our minds and hearts, and the terror and longing we feel to let our unvarnished selves step out from behind the curtain.
The New York Review of Books. USA Today. The Chicago Tribune. Real Simple. Gottlieb portrays her patients, as well as herself as a patient, with compassion, humor, and grace. Publishers Weekly. Gottlieb writes in bite-sized and easily digestible chapters, but she tackles big ideas about the human condition. Refinery29 Best Books List.
Physician, heal thyself? Human being, be honest with thyself and do something really difficult. Gottlieb is as fine a writer as she is a storyteller. I was sad our sessions had to end.
The Amazon Book Review. Library Journal. Minneapolis Star Tribune. Lori Gottlieb is, astoundingly, both. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is about the wonder of being human : how none of us is immune from struggle, and how we can grow into ourselves and escape our emotional prisons. 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. Lori Gottlieb takes us inside the most intimate of encounters as both clinician and patient and leaves us with a surprisingly fresh understanding of ourselves, one another, and the human condition.
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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is funny, hopeful, wise, and engrossing—all at the same time. Arianna Huffington. In other words, everyone.
Her story is funny, enlightening, and radically honest. It merits far more than 50 minutes of your time. Warm, funny, and engaging no poker-faced clinician hereGottlieb not only gives us an unvarnished look at her patients' lives, but also her own.
The result is the most relatable portrait of a therapist I've yet encountered. Susannah Cahalan. There, readers will share in one of the best-kept secrets of being a clinician : when we bear witness to change, we also change, and when we are present as others find meaning in their lives, we also discover more in our own.
Lisa Damour, Ph. Gottlieb is an utterly compelling narrator: funny, probing, surprising, savvy, vulnerable. Leslie Jamison. I intended to read a chapter or two but ended up reading and relishing every word. Irvin Yalom MD. It is wise, warm, smart, and funny, and Lori Gottlieb is exceedingly good company. Susan Cain. Lori Gottlieb bravely takes her readers on a guided tour into the self, showing us the therapeutic process from both sides of the couch—as both therapist and patient.
I cheered for her breakthroughs, as if they were my own!
This is the best book I've ever read about the life-changing possibilities of talk therapy. Amy Dickinson.
This book is so insightful, and compassionate, and rich, and taught me a lot about myself. Gottlieb has captured something profound about the struggle, and the miracle, of human connection. Sarah Hepola. Tune in at I think it's going to be a big book! Download the Book Club Discussion Guide. Subscribe to my newsletter.
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