In Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, therapist Lori Gottlieb offers up a surprising and profoundly honest account of her own life—and the lives of her patients. From co-dependent adults who can’t get through a day without someone else’s approval to narcissists convinced they’re special and above everyone else, we see ourselves in these stories and learn that what it means to be human is far more complex than we’d imagined. Gottlieb has such perceptive insights into the psychological problems gripping our nation today because she doesn’t just treat them as illnesses; she also sees them as opportunities for growth. In each chapter, she walks us through one particular case study, mapping out how both patient and therapist came to understand their conflicted relationship with themselves, with others, and with God. Provocative but compassionate—truly wise—Maybe You Should Talk To Someone will forever change how you look at yourself and your fellow humans.” This book is about relationships – between therapists and their patients, between parents & children, etc… It’s written by Lori Gottlieb who is a psychotherapist so she has personal experience when it comes to these matters. The book covers different scenarios where there are conflicts within relationships & Gottleib offers advice on how to improve these relationships.
For who is this book for ?
This book would appeal to people who are interested in psychology and relationships. It provides an insightful look into the various psychological problems that people face and how they can be addressed/ overcome. The book is also written in a very accessible way, making it easy for readers to relate to the content.
- This book is insightful and provides a lot of understanding into human relationships.
- Gottlieb has a great deal of personal experience as a psychotherapist which gives her writing authority on the matter.
- The book offers solutions to conflicts that readers can apply in their own lives for improved relationships.
- It may be too personal for some readers
- May not be applicable to all relationships
- Some advice may seem impractical
Learn more about the author
Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist who has been practicing for over 25 years. She’s also written for publications such as The Atlantic, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and Parents Magazine.
“Gottlieb has a knack for making the complex simple.”
“I loved this book! Lori Gottlieb is insightful, funny, and brutally honest in her case studies of patients and their therapists. I felt like I was right there with the characters in each story–either relating to them or cringing at their behavior. This book made me think about my own relationships (with friends, family, co-workers) in a new light and challenged me to grow as a person. Highly recommend!”
“This book is transformational! Lori Gottlieb provides an insightful, honest and open view into the world of psychotherapy – as both therapist and patient. She offers readers a rare opportunity to understand the complexities that drive human behavior while also providing pragmatic advice for improving our relationships with others. I could not put this book down!”
“If you’ve ever had a challenging relationship of any kind, this book is for you.”