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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Written by: Lori Gottlieb
Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
5 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Ever wonder what your therapist is really thinking? Now you can find out...a hilarious, thought-provoking and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist's world.  

Meet Lori Gottlieb, an insightful and compassionate therapist whose clients present with all kinds of problems. There’s the struggling new parents; the older woman who feels she has nothing to live for; the self-destructive young alcoholic; and the terminally ill 35-year-old newlywed. 

And there’s John, a narcissistic television producer, who frankly just seems to be a bit of a jerk. Over the course of a year, they all make progress. But Gottlieb is not just a therapist - she’s also a patient who's on a journey of her own. 

Interspersed with the stories of her clients are her own therapy sessions, as Gottlieb goes in search of the hidden roots of a devastating and life-changing event. 

Personal, revealing, funny and wise, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone opens a rare window onto a world that is most often bound by secrecy, offering an illuminating tour of a profoundly private process.

©2019 Lori Gottlieb (P)2019 Audible, Ltd.

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An amazing journey

Loved the content so so much!!! excellent narration and such a heartful and honest content. a sensitive journey. thank u audible.

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Provides an insight into complex human behaviour

Recommended for serious readers. Provides an insight into complex human behaviour. There will be definitely something for everyone to learn, understand and practice from this book.

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INCREDIBLE

OMG!! This was incredible!! A lot lot to take away from it.thank you author Lori.

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  • Tracey S A
  • 08-09-19

Therapy 101

I enjoyed the way the book is constructed- chapters on clients and self in therapy. For anyone who wonders what a psychologist does and some of the tools used this is a great book!

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  • Derek
  • 21-08-19

Very interesting mix

This book was self help mixed in with what seemed like a story. I really enjoyed this book and I feel a bit sad that it’s over. I really liked the narrator.

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  • Géna
  • 07-07-19

Insight into psychological therapy and people’s thought processes

I can always tell if a book have a profound impact on me when I wake up in the middle of the night and think about the book. (I’ve stumbled upon this book at exactly the right time and I might even listen to it again in future.) I loved the way in which this book made me reflect on my own emotional perspective of my life but also gave me insight into other people’s thought processes and struggles. Al of us have insecurities. (It can almost serve as a sort of self-help book but in a fictional format.) Loved it!
Tag: self-reflection, choices

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  • Lisa B.
  • 05-07-19

A pass

I didn’t like this book. I found it quite boring and lacking in depth overall and verging on cringeworthy in parts. The author tries so hard that it was difficult to listen to at times. The overacting of the narration didn’t help. Given the subject I expected something interesting and insightful but it wasn’t either.

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  • Jane
  • 08-09-19

Insightful, powerful, normal and highly enjoyable

As a counsellor I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook, both the account of giving and receiving counselling. I kept thinking of clients I wanted to recommend it to, so you certainly don't have to be in the profession to get lots out of it - it's an account of life struggles and triumphs, existentialism and endings. It'll certainly give you personal insight.
It's also written in an easy to follow way and isn't full of counselling lingo or terminology and is fully geared towards ordinary people, going about life wondering what the meaning of it all.

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  • Fiona Maria Graves
  • 11-08-19

Listen! Listen now!

I adore this book and will come back to it again in the future. I cared about what happened to every character, and it was peppered with non-preachy wisdom too. At times, deeply emotional and, at others, beautifully funny! The narrator also seemed very real, like this was believably her book, her words. Perfect listen for me as a trainee counsellor, and I imagine a great many people would love it.

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  • Spencer
  • 01-03-20

A Lovely Flow

A wonderfully written book, I found it to be interesting insightful.

I would definitely recommend this book to those of us who have had to cope with life’s sometimes tragic unforeseen circumstances.

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  • El
  • 29-02-20

I was hooked

I really enjoyed the pace, narration and topics explored in this book. I feel better for listening to it and will probably listen again as it summarises some key psychological perspectives in an accessible way that I’d like to revisit eventually. I will look out for this author again. If you are interested in therapy, I would recommend, and the authors life that led her to becoming a therapist are pretty unique!

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  • saleh
  • 12-02-20

wonderfully written and astonishingly articulated

I was hooked from the start. Although, beautifully written and concluded, a string remains untied.

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  • Marina Stan
  • 26-01-20

I love it !

It's long, but gripping. Deals with human struggles and yes, therapist are human too :) Recommend it!

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  • Phillip
  • 26-01-20

Loved every moment - it's a wonderful book 🎵🌈

This book is so beautifully written, thank you Lori for sharing your story with the world. It made me laugh and cry, love your sense of humor:)
I cannot wait to start Marry Him !

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  • R. Singh
  • 22-01-20

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a light, fun read wit so many nuggets of wisdom...I may go back to it sometime to highlight the many messaged that resonated .

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-01-20

Amazing book - finished in no time

Amazing book into psychotherapy, how it changes our lives and the therapist's life - highly recommended

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  • 09-01-20

Helped me with therapy

I started seeing someone for my mental health. My uni found me a free therapist who is lovely. I wasn’t sure if it was going well or what to do really. This book helped me get it more and be more comfortable with talking to my therapist about stuff. I cried and laughed so much! I couldn't put it down! Finished it in a week!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-02-20

Intricately written

This book is wonderfully presented, by the therapist, who we also learn is human.

It’s funny and sad and thoughtful and well narrated.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-02-20

Verrrrryyy long story

Read a review that said they were sick of the story teller half way through and that kind of resonated with me. Although a great story and a useful tool for self reflection I found myself struggling to get through the last few hours even with its relevance

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  • julie everest
  • 07-01-20

One of the best books i have ever read

This book had me laughing, sobbing, smiling, screaming. It was amazing, and written so well. It makes you reflect on your own experiences and just tells the story so well that you don't even realise you are doing it. It is humorous and leaves you wanting to continue without ever having to stop!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-11-19

Deeply Personal

I loved this book. It touched me in so many ways. Highly recommend to therapists.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-11-19

Just LOVED it!

Wow! It’s finished and I’m crying. What a book, what stories! Absolutely fantastic. Can’t wait for her next book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-10-19

Enjoyed it

I really enjoyed this book it was a mix of story and education and had lots of insightful moments and left the listener mindful of their own behaviours.

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  • Wendy
  • 29-07-19

I feel on the fence with this one

I thought there were some good insights at times. But I also found it self-indulgent. I started to feel a bit sick of the main character halfway through. I felt myself willing her to stop thinking and start living, and not tell me about every inch of it.

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  • Deborah
  • 13-01-20

I really enjoyed this

I found this book really engaging and relatable and if I could have I would have listened straight through

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  • Skye
  • 08-01-20

Interesting

An interesting insight into the world of a therapist. Makes me want to see one myself as long as they're as good as Lori or Wendell.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-10-19

A great book

Moving, funny and engaging. What a great book. Following the writer through her highs and lows was a privilege.