Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed

eBook - 2019
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The national advice columnist presents a behind-the-scenes tour of a therapist's world from the perspective of both a patient and a psychotherapist who found answers in her client's journeys.
"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)"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2019
ISBN: 9781328663047
1328663043
Characteristics: 1 online resource (415 pages)
Alternative Title: Axis 360 eBooks

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vkreads
Oct 20, 2019

This autobiography reads like a page turning novel. Wow.

Dynamic writing style; humor, insight, real life considerations...???who would think a book of nonfiction autobiography about the process of therapy and being a therapist, could be so engaging and insightful?
And so I say, ... excellent...excellent...excellent.

And a reminder ...... that when we learn to truly ask questions of ourselves, we will learn to communicate better with other people --- because we're comfortable asking questions.

This book is a passage into seeing some of the energy and processes involvement in any therapeutic relationship...it gives hope. Hope is precious.

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writermala
Sep 16, 2019

I once read that therapy is like confession without absolution. This book made me feel that perhaps one gets absolution too after therapy. Lori Gottlieb in her book shows that therapists are human too and just as vulnerable. This book is a remarkable commentary on the human mind in an easy to read format of stories of Lori and her clients as also Lori and her own therapist.

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lilypad_1
Sep 14, 2019

Interesting book both from the therapist seeking therapy and how she sees her clients. A little too much detail, I started skimming when she went on and on and on about her Boyfriend break up and details of her clients lives but still, interesting.

IndyPL_CarriG Aug 31, 2019

This is a warm, thoughtful, and relatable book. Gottlieb's vulnerability and her compassionate view of her patients are on evidence here. Her emotional journey and the well-defined and satisfying arcs of her patients make this an engrossing read, while her deep knowledge about psychology, psychiatry, and the history of therapy blend in to the narrative so smoothly you don't even realize you're also learning while getting some great stories. Emotionally raw at times, there is a frankness about death, loss, and the fear that starts for many of us in middle age that is examined here in more depth and with more gentleness and joy than I have seen before. There are some desperately sad moments that I won't spoil but want to warn people who may have experienced loss or are experiencing loss soon - this book will make you have all the feels.

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machatka
Aug 24, 2019

My daughter recommended this to me.

sjpl_rebekah Aug 20, 2019

This was an utterly engrossing read, and it really gave me a lot of food for thought. I am a huge proponent of therapy (I myself have benefitted from it greatly), but this book offered me a perspective I embarrassingly have never considered - that of the therapist. After reading this book, I couldn't help but wonder, what does my therapist think of me? Does she like me? Does she talk about me in therapist work groups? Has she ever needed therapy? My therapist always seems so wise and put together, it is difficult to imagine what she might be like in the "outside world." Lori makes the role seem so incredibly sophisticated, and at the same time so incredibly human. Here we get a multi-focal look at her life and work through the lens of her personal experiences, biases, and training. It was a very smooth read that universalizes therapy and gives us an insiders look at the dangerous traps we often find ourselves cycling in. I cannot recommend this book enough. Even if you think you don't need therapy, you may find out that you do!

LPL_MollyW Jul 22, 2019

Not your normal dry, technical, self-help book. It's like a double feature... a funny book that teaches you a new way to look at yourself and life. Great read!

ArapahoeAshleyR Jul 19, 2019

A nonfiction book about therapy may not sound glamorous (and I guess it isn’t) but this is definitely not a dry read. I mean, what could be more exciting than learning universal truths from other people’s personal issues? Plus, the nosy part of me loves getting a glimpse into what people talk about in therapy. Is that normal? I don't know. Maybe I should talk to someone.

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LibraryLES
Jul 16, 2019

I really enjoyed this book! Part of me felt like I was in therapy, not a bad thing. I enjoyed following the stories and therapy sessions of characters you come to care about.

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laphampeak
Jul 04, 2019

Author takes us into the lives of some of her clients as well as insight into herself as a therapist. She is willing to expose herself as a professional and a human being with stuck views like the rest of us. Brave, sensitive, and quite entertaining. Written for perspective and revelation.

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