Maybe You Should Talk to Someone Audiobook
by Lori Gottlieb
(4.7 / 5)
Now created with Eva Longoria and ABC as a television series!
“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 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, in her Los Angeles exercise, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who assists clients. The next, a catastrophe is causing her universe to crash. 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. He’s going to transform 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 20-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.
Perhaps You Should Talk to Someone is groundbreaking in its candor, offering a profoundly private yet inclusive journey of our hearts and minds and providing the rarest of donations: a courageously compelling portrait of what it needs to be natural and a disarmingly humorous and enlightening account of our own secret life and our ability to change them.