INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
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*An O, The Oprah Magazine’s Best Nonfiction Book of 2019*
*A People Magazine Book of the Week*
*An Apple Best Books Pick for April*
*An April IndieNext Pick*
*A Book of the Month Club Selection*
*A Publishers Marketplace Buzz Book*
*A Newsday, Apple iBooks, Thrive Global, Refinery29,
and Book Riot Most Anticipated Book of 2019*
“An irresistibly addictive tour of the human condition.”–Kirkus, starred review
“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 bestselling author of Quiet
A hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book from a New York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist’s world—where her patients are looking for answers (and so is she).
Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who works with patients in her Los Angeles office one day. Her world comes crashing down the next day due to a crisis. Wendell, a quirky but experienced therapist, is the first person she meets when she walks into his office. He looks like he came straight from Therapist Central Casting, with his balding head, cardigan, and khakis. Nonetheless, he will prove 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,She meets a senior citizen who threatens to end her life on her birthday if things don’t improve, and a twenty-something who can’t seem to stop hooking up with the wrong guys, and she discovers that the questions they’re grappling with are the same ones she’s bringing to Wendell.
Gottlieb invites us into her world as a clinician and a patient with startling wisdom and wit, examining the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and others as we walk 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, providing a deeply personal yet universal tour of our hearts and minds, as well as the rarest of gifts: a boldly revealing portrait of what it means to be human, as well as a disarmingly funny and illuminating account of our own mysterious lives and our power to change them.