Lori Gottlieb

presents Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed, currently being adapted for television with Eva Longoria and ABC.

"If you have even an ounce of interest in the therapeutic process, or in the conundrum of being human, you must read this book. It is wise, warm, smart and funny, and Lori Gottlieb is exceedingly good company."--Susan Cain

"Gottlieb is an utterly compelling narrator: funny, probing, savvy, vulnerable. 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."--Leslie Jamison

To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by speaking to one of our booksellers or ordering from our website.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 7:30pm
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 is a psychotherapist and the author of Marry Him and Stick Figure. A sought-after expert, she has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, MSNBC, and CNN, and writes The Atlantic's advice column, "Dear Therapist."

 
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Berkeley, CA 94705
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781328662057
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - April 2nd, 2019

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