OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD!I INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Now being developed as a television series! *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*
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"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
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.
Lori Gottlieb, MFT, is a psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, which has sold over one million copies and is currently being adapted as a television series. In addition to her clinical practice, she writes The Atlantic's weekly "Dear Therapists" advice column and is co-host of the popular "Dear Therapists" podcast produced by Katie Couric. She contributes regularly to The New York Times and many other publications, and her recent TED Talk was one of the Top 10 Most Watched of the Year.
A member of the Advisory Council for Bring Change to Mind, she is a sought-after expert in media, such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CNN and NPR's "Fresh Air." Learn more at LoriGottlieb.com or by following her on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instragram @lorigottlieb_author.
Financial: Lori Gottlieb maintains a private practice. She is an author for PESI Publishing and receives royalties.
Non-financial: Lori Gottlieb is a member of the Advisory Council for Bring Change to Mind.
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