Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

by Lori Gottlieb

Overview: 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).

Elaine Marlin (10/14/19): This is nonfiction. It is written by a well known psychotherapist named Lori Gottlieb. She is going along with her life, with plans and with a son. The premise is that her boyfriend (Boyfriend) suddenly breaks up with her. This throws her into a tailspin and she is out of control. Her life suddenly seems without meaning or hope. She is so upset. Her friends try to console her, but she is unconsolable. One therapist friend suggests that she see a therapist. Finally she does, a very stable male therapist.

Not only does Lori let us in on all of her problems, feelings and angst, physical and emotional, but she also does all of her readers the big favor of discussing her therapy with several of her patients! They run the gamut of a very stable happy young woman with the world in front of her who has cancer. One male is a famous writer for a very popular television show (we never find out which one). He comes in due to stress, but throughout his therapy, we delve very deep into his personal problems. Each of her patients is seen in a very interesting light.

I laughed, I cried (deep deep tears), I thought about things. I learned. Lori's therapist, Wendell (not his real name of course) is a rock! He really seems to know the right things to say, and Lori develops a very deep client relationship. I loved this book and I have recommended it to several people. I can say this: therapy is a very positive thing, and I applaud all of you out there who have taken the step to improve your lives! Lori: you did a beautiful thing by writing this book! I wanted it to go on and on, but , like therapy, there usually is a termination at some point!
Rating: *****

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