Maybe You Should Talk to Some­one: A Ther­a­pist, Her Ther­a­pist, and Our Lives Revealed

  • From the Publisher
January 1, 2013

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. As Got­tlieb explores the inner cham­bers of her patients’ lives, she finds that the ques­tions they are strug­gling with are the very ones she is ask­ing. 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. The book is 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.

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