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Writers Bloc Presents Lori Gottlieb

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Your therapist is listening to you, but what if she’s falling apart at the same time?

Perhaps you see a therapist, and discuss the core issues in your life, such as your partner, your job, your children, your self-esteem, you name it. Perhaps you feel as if your life is coming undone at the seams, or you can’t seem to make the right decisions. Perhaps you have so many unanswered questions, and you feel like you’re falling apart.

Best-selling author Lori Gottlieb (Stick FigureMarry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough) is a therapist and the creator of the Dear Therapist advice column for The Atlantic. Like many therapists, she sees one herself. In her new book, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, Lori takes us into her life, as she herself falls apart. We meet Boyfriend who coldly dumps her, we meet her funny kid, we meet relatable and fascinating patients, and we see troubling physical issues crop up as her anxiety mounts. Lori takes us with her as she goes through the difficult- and often really funny- process of trying to find the emotional steadiness and freedom Lori seeks. It’s funny, deeply revealing and moving.

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 7:30pm
Temple Emanuel
8844 Burton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed Cover Image
ISBN: 9781328662057
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - April 2nd, 2019

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 of-fice she suddenly lands. With his balding head, cardigan, and khakis, he seems to have come straight from Therapist Central Casting. Yet he will turn out to be anything but. 

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. 

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 rev-olutionary in its candor, offering a deeply per-sonal yet universal tour of our hearts and minds and providing the rarest of gifts: a boldly reveal-ing 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.