Book of the Week: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

“But part of getting to know yourself is to unknow yourself—to let go of the limiting stories you’ve told yourself about who you are so that you aren’t trapped by them, so you can live your life and not the story you’ve been telling yourself about your life.”
– Lori Gottlieb, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

“Maybe You Should Talk to Someone – a therapist, her therapist, and our lives revealed” has stayed with me ever since I read it. I struggled to put it down as I became so attached and invested in each of Gottlieb’s clients and their stories. She takes us behind the fourth wall as it were, into her therapy room and into the hearts and minds of her patients. She also takes us into her own therapy sessions with her therapist. Sometimes we forget our therapists are human beings too, with their own lives and their own problems.
I loved the way this book was written. Gottlieb is a beautiful storyteller, taking us on her own journey, and that of each of her patients, as they unravel the difficulties they’re facing. (Some heartbreaking, all of which captivating in their own way.)

Warm, wise, and highly amusing, I’d recommend this book to anyone interested in psychology, therapy or the human condition. It made me laugh, moved me to tears, and left me feeling more grounded in the complexities of my human-ness than ever before, in the best way. This book was my life-affirming comfort and companion. I’ve never used my highlighter so much. Lori Gottlieb is remarkable.

“We tend to think that the future happens later, but we’re creating it in our minds every day. When the present falls apart, so does the future we had associated with it. And having the future taken away is the mother of all plot twists.”


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