In Conversation with author Sarah Hepola
Lori Gottlieb’s new book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is a hilarious and thought-provoking look behind the scenes of her life as a therapist—where her patients are looking for answers, and so is she. When a personal crisis causes her world to come crashing down, she lands in the office of a quirky but seasoned therapist. As Gottlieb explores the intricacies 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, and a 20-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 now brings to her own therapist.
With wisdom and humor, Gottlieb invites us into her world as both clinician and patient, examining the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and others about love and desire, meaning and mortality, guilt and redemption, hope and change. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone offers a disarmingly funny and illuminating account of our own mysterious lives and our power to transform them.
Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author who writes the Atlantic’s weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column. She also writes for the New York Times and appears as a frequent expert on mental health in media such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CNN, and NPR. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is in development for a television series with Eva Longoria and ABC.
“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