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Have you ever wondered what’s actually going on for your therapist? While pouring out your heart, dissecting your feelings, have you ever thought that maybe your therapist’s life is falling apart, too? In MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed bestselling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist Lori Gottlieb takes us behind the scenes of a therapist’s world and offers surprising insights into our own mysterious lives.
Every year, nearly 30 million Americans sit on a therapist’s couch—and some of these patients are therapists. In her warm, wise, and boldly revealing new book, therapist Lori Gottlieb tells us that her most significant credential is not her license or rigorous training, but the fact that she’s “a card-carrying member of the human race.” In what writer Susannah Cahalan praises as “the most relatable portrait of a therapist I’ve yet encountered,” Lori welcomes us into her world with disarming candor, just as a crisis catapults her into the office of a quirky psychologist named Wendell.
Join Lori on her intimate journey, and into her practice, where her patients include a narcissistic Hollywood producer; a young newlywed with a terminal illness; a senior citizen whose adult children won’t speak to her; and a 20-something who can’t stop hooking up with the wrong guys, including one from the waiting room. Lori realizes that the questions they are struggling with are the very ones she is now bringing to Wendell: about desire and need, guilt and redemption, meaning and mortality, loneliness and love. MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE offers a deeply personal and revelatory tour of our hearts and minds from both sides of the couch—to quite possibly life-changing effect.