Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed

Book - 2019
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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).
Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2019
Description: xi, 415 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781328662057
Branch Call Number: 616.8914 Got


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May 17, 2020

WOW! An incredibly amazing, spectacular book; it's the best I've read in DECADES!
This book has so many layers . . . On the surface are terms and vocabulary I've needed for years, then there is the story of Ms. Gottlieb's search for therapy, the stories of some of her clients, and a look at the underpinnings of psychology practice, all of which are fascinating.
I'm not a very emotional person, but I found myself so moved I had to stop reading in order to absorb my feelings and clear the tears from my eyes.
I am dumbfounded by the depth of empathy good psychologists find based on the thin premise that a client is asking for help when most of us might want to slap the person and tell them to 'grow up'. This would obviously backfire and exacerbate the problem.
This book is compellingly written by a gifted writer and can be life-changing. It is one that stays with you long after reading it. I'm telling everyone I know how excited I am to have read this. ANYONE can use this book, EVERYONE should!

May 14, 2020

I think people could consider this a "slow" read because yes, it is telling stories of patients and her own therapist visits but its also giving us therapeutic insight all at once. The type of insights therapy patients take in one week at a time and we as readers get all at once which might turn "overwhelming" to "slow" since we have to sit with thought and not plot. That being said, I think it was beautifully human. It made me cry, laugh and honestly sit with myself while seeing myself in these individuals. I would highly recommend.

May 01, 2020

Insightful. Not a fast or griping read but glad I read it.

Mar 09, 2020

A great book about the lies we tell ourselves, the lies we tell others, and the world of discovering yourself.

LoganLib_Phoebe Mar 06, 2020

Lori is a therapist, but when she strikes trouble in her personal life she knows that the answer isn't 'physician, heal thyself'. She turns to another therapist and discovers that the view is quite different from the other side of the couch. This isn't just Lori's story though, it is the story of her clients and how they work through their issues. You are bound to find something in here that will resonate with you or with somebody you know.

Mar 03, 2020

Everyone should read this because everyone has blind spots and "hell is us". Great insights to use on your continuous path to personal/spiritual growth.

Mar 02, 2020

So, I seem to be in the minority. It starts off with some decent yuks so I hang in for 50 pages and then I hit the wall. Who really cares?: the narrator, the inside scoop on therapists. I know, this isn't much of a review. I'm just sayin'-- 460 holds and counting--the wait is not worth it.

ArapahoeJulia Feb 28, 2020

I absolutely loved this book! The mixture of heartwarming and heartbreaking stories told with the humorous honesty of Gottlieb felt just right. This autobiography shows the painful and hopeful pieces of being human, while also illustrating the entertaining tension of not having answers when you're expected to have your life together. Definitely recommend!

BPLpicks Feb 22, 2020

This is a memoir of a successful therapist who seeks therapy herself after a bad breakup. At turns funny and emotional, Gottlieb relates insightful anecdotes from both sides of the proverbial couch. Fears, anxieties, regrets, and all the not-so-pretty sides of being human are presented intimately and honestly. A compelling look at the therapeutic process.

Feb 19, 2020

Eye opening, made me cry (a rare occurence).

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