Maybe You Should Talk to Someone - Lori Gottlieb

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Author: Lori Gottlieb

  • Publication Date: 2019-04-02
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 429 Ratings)



Now being developed as a television series with Eva Longoria and ABC!

“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 best-selling 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.


  • Really good book!

    By BreandDevsMom
    I love the way Lori tells her story and her patients’ story! Very easy to read and follow. I wish I could actually have Lori as my own therapist!
  • A decent effort on amateur self awareness

    By hobiel
    If you have any sort of self awareness this book can be boring - the writer tries to hype stories and make things interesting however the subject matter is very dull - and he characters uninteresting.
  • Brilliant!

    By Ycats1974
    This book is filled with such heartfelt wisdom that I bought not just one, but two copies for myself! I initially downloaded it on iBooks, but then half way through I ordered a hardcopy from Amazon so that I could highlight and annotate some of the most salient points of the text for future reference. As a student working toward a doctorate in psychology, I can honestly say that I gleaned more information from “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone” than any textbook I’ve studied thus far.
  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

    By C Trish
    Loved this book. Being a therapist, I have sat in both chairs throughout my life. I love Lori’s sense of humor and honesty. I’ve highlighted so much of it that it looks like one of my grad school textbooks. I will definitely read it again. It’s that good.