Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is a riveting and introspective memoir by Lori Gottlieb that delves deep inside the worlds of therapy and mental health. In frank, personal prose, Gottlieb examines her own life as well as those of her patients – exploring what drives people to seek help in the first place, how therapists do (and don’t) help their clients heal, and how healing can sometimes come from unexpected places.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who has ever been curious about therapy, wondered what it’s like to be a patient or therapist, or simply wanted an insightful and honest look at the human psyche.
- Gottlieb is a talented writer who brings her patients to life in nuanced, poignant ways.
- The book explores some difficult and taboo topics with candor and grace.
- It offers readers a unique look inside the minds of both therapists and their patients.
- May be dense for some readers
- Could potentially trigger negative emotions in those who have dealt with mental health issues
- Not everyone will be able to relate
Learn more about the author
Lori Gottlieb is a columnist for The Atlantic Monthly and the author of six books, including St. Marks Is Dead: A New York City Story and Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough. Her work has appeared in such publications as The New Yorker, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, Elle Canada,, Prevention., Self., More…and Slate.
“A fantastic read – clear, introspective and at times funny. Lori Gottlieb has an ability to shine a light on human nature in a way that is both illuminating and compassionate.”
“I was riveted by this book! Lori Gottlieb is a great writer who has crafted an amazing and insightful look into both therapy and mental health. I felt like I was right there in the room with her and her patients, which made for a compelling read. This is one of those rare books that left me feeling enlightened, informed, and deeply curious about human behavior.”
“A must-read for anyone interested in psychology and the human condition, Lori Gottlieb’s Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is equal parts fascinating and engaging. The book shines a light on both the author’s life as a therapist and her patients’ lives, offering readers an intimate look at what drives people to seek help -and sometimes find it – in unexpected places.”
“This book is incredible! I couldn’t put it down. Lori Gottlieb is a phenomenal writer and storyteller.”