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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) .

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. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose office she suddenly lands. As 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, and a twenty-something who can't stop hooking up with the wrong guys - she finds that the questions they are struggling with are the very ones she is now bringing to Wendell: about desire and need, guilt and redemption, meaning and mortality, loneliness and love.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is revolutionary in its candor, pulling back the curtain on the therapeutic process and offering the rarest of gifts: an entertaining, illuminating, and quite possibly life-changing account of our own mysterious lives and our power to transform them. With humor and warmth, Gottlieb reveals the ultimate truth: we are all human, and we grow in connection with others.



About the Author

Lori Gottlieb

Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author of four books, most recently Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough, a surprising look at what really matters for romantic happiness. A contributing editor for The Atlantic, Lori has also written for The New York Times, Time, People, Elle and Slate and has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, CNN, Entertainment Tonight, MSNBC, Oprah Radio, and NPR's "Talk of the Nation." Her writing explores the intersection of psychology and culture, ranging from her Atlantic cover, "How to Land Your Kid in Therapy: Why the Obsession with our Kids' Happiness May be Dooming Them to Unhappy Adulthoods" to her New York Times Magazine cover, "Does a More Equal Marriage Mean Less Sex? " She also provides relationship and parenting consultations nationwide. Visit www.lorigottlieb.com and www.lorigottliebtherapy.com.



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