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.
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; a twenty-something who can't stop hooking up with the wrong guys... 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.
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is revolutionary in its candor, offering a deeply personal yet universal tour of our hearts and minds and providing the rarest of gifts: 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.
"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
"Wise, warm, smart, and funny. You must read this book." - Susan Cain, New York Times bestselling author of Quiet