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Publisher's Summary

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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Good Book with terrible narrator

Good that story is very good and keeps you engaged. Narrator is terrible. keeps reminding me of Ross from friends. Giving stress on some words and breaking sentence unnecessarily.

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Intimate and Honest

You will miss those characters by the end of it wondering about their life and choices ahead!!!

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A witty read with lots of messages to take home.

Loved the book. The audio version was too good too. Don't miss this book if you are someone who is interested in knowing how human minds and emotions work.

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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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Awesome!!!

A book that takes u through various phases of life. Nicely written n narrated.. a must read.

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it was different and a unique listen

it made me feel that it's okay to be vulnerable and share your fears and insecurities and everything, infact it is good to just let it out.

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You’ll end up feeling like wanting more of this book

It was definitely an engaging experience. Social media especially in recent times has glorified ‘Therapy’ and ‘Mental Illness’ and this book is a perfect de-glorification of that. It’s an extremely realistic peak into human vulnerability and by the end of this book you’ll feel like knowing more about these people, what happens later in their lives? how do they now deal with it?

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The devil in the details

This book is almost like a good therapy session, in that it'll make you face up to your own life. And the greatness of the book isn't in the stories shared, but in the little nuggets and reminiscence that happens here and there. Really made me think, and brought tears to my eyes at several places.

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Definitely worth listening to

This was a very interesting book and gives you a lot to think about. The author does tend to ramble every now and then but overall it’s an important read because this helps us view our own lives differently. The narrator is okay. Not the best but not bad either, definitely ok for the length of this book. Overall definitely worth listening to

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Engaging. Thoughtful. REAL. Funny.

No review can do full justice to the breadth of insight and self-reflection that this book can trigger. The characters and their struggles feel real and their flaws almost obvious, yet somewhat surprising. The pace is engaging and the stories thought provoking. The narrator's style makes you feel as if you're right there in the room with the characters - seeing them, hearing them, and listening to their very thoughts. It's easy to dismiss psychology and therapy as hollow philosophising or meaningless sorcery, specially when the world is so full of cliched quotes on Twitter and Instagram, hackneyed advice from self-appointed gurus, and amaurotic biases of all the people around you (and you, of course). This book will be an eye-opener.

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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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  • 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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  • Karen Sebire
  • 20-08-20

Don’t listen to the last five or six chapters while driving!

I loved this book and all the characters in it. It was difficult to not form a connection with each of the characters in the book as you shared their journey through therapy. I found the last five or six chapters emotionally difficult to listen to and while driving the car to work experienced floods of tears as each characters story was brought to a conclusion. A satisfying listen that has left me questioning my life, my decisions, my stuckness in my situation. Great to listen to a book that makes you reflect on your circumstances and how different life could be if you could find the courage to take the required steps. Maybe I need to talk to someone!

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  • Maya H Saric
  • 15-08-20

spectacular

I have read loads of personal development books and is one is amazing. I plan to read it again, probably a few times

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  • Fawziya
  • 09-08-20

Highly recommended

Lori writes really well and the story of her and her clients flows well (and the narrator brings it to life). The book demystifies therapy and the concept of mental health, while offering some great food for thought in the quotes, dialogues and words used in the book. Highly highly recommend.

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  • Richard
  • 08-07-20

Just bad

Lori Gottlieb is a bad therapist. She is a very dislikable person and her out of control narcissism shines through in the book. Worse though is that she’s just a bad therapist. Her therapy is insight orientated and completely misses the point. She’s incapable of any thought beyond the pseudo intelectual. This book is just bad. Well read though

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-06-20

Self discovery

An amazing book with well written stories and deep relationships. So deep it is a reflection of one’s life. Love it

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  • Kay Mccallum
  • 08-06-20

Awesome book

Really great book, made me cry and laugh and feel all these very human emotions.

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  • rebecca walton
  • 06-05-20

relatable and insightful

I really enjoyed this book. I felt an affection for all the characters and their stories.

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-09-20

What an absolutely fantastic listen!

I don't usually read or listen to non fiction that much but this book came so highly recommended, that I decided to give it a go. I loved it! I laughed and cried, and some parts felt like it was written especially for me. I learnt so much from this book and relearnt about living once again in the best possible way - by letting go of unnecessary thoughts and things. Great book!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-09-20

maybe the best book ive listened to on audible

beautiful stories surrounding the life of a therapist and the journey of the treatment of her patients. Emotional and intelligent, will have you laughing and crying. Couldn't recommend it enough

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  • Marwa Sewilam
  • 24-08-20

Heart warming

Loved this book! Funny, inspiring, poiniant and ensightful. I hope she writes more books!

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  • Kirstie Whitaker
  • 17-11-20

Engaging and great performance

I really enjoyed this book. The people who are all super engaging, it is funny and heart-wrenching in turn. I also regularly forgot that it wasn’t the author performing - the speaker was really fantastic! Strong recommendation :)

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  • Burak
  • 15-11-20

Mind blowing

There were many onion-cutting ninjas around me while I listened to this amazing audiobook. Maybe I should talk to someone.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-11-20

Wonderful book for any student counsellor

Brilliant, from both sides of the coin. Great references to theory and theorists too. Loved it, many thanks

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  • Andie
  • 10-11-20

Brilliant!

Great performance. I loved the book and I was captivated by the stories. I found myself in many of them and it helped me understand my behaviour and the behaviour of others around me.

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  • Kate Bouchier
  • 28-10-20

A therapist's delight

This is a brilliant book! It reminds me a lot of the work of Yalom. Beautifully narrated and wonderfully written. From one therapist to another, thank you.

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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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  • Christine P.
  • 16-11-20

A must read for every therapist

So great to hear another therapist's honest and true experience, it was very relateable and I think every therapist should read it

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  • Elly Klein
  • 30-10-20

A f*cking masterpiece!

As much as I’ve loved Lori’s writing in the past, and as interested as I am in people’s stories and the subject of therapy, I held off on listening to this audio book. 14 hours! I thought it might drag on and on and I’d get bored and frustrated with it. Boy, was I wrong. It was a f*cking masterpiece! Absolutely riveting. And so easy and enjoyable to listen to. I almost didn’t want it to end. I can’t recommend this book more highly. It’s so unique, intriguing and relateable. I was gripped by everyone’s stories - the various patients and Lori’s. And I can assure you each story’s ‘ending’ is extremely satisfying. It’s so beautifully written, and time flies by as you soak it all in and get taken on a journey. This book was pure joy and definitely a standout. It deserves more than five stars.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-10-20

Loved it

Loved it! If your seeing a therapist or have thought about seeing one, this will help you give the process perspective. Easy listening