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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed | Lori Gottlieb
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.
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QuoteQueen

Progress Update:

I JUST finished part 2 (seconds before this post). Maycember has hit hard heat so I‘ve been finding little times to read but not nearly enough!

Random thought: new interns would benefit greatly from this book!

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I_Like_Big_Books
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1. I have a long list of TBR books but usually when I finish one book, it will spark an interest in a similar book or something from that author, etc.
2. I don‘t take the bus/train but I listen in the car.
3. My kids and work. 😁
4. Don‘t really have one
5. @BookBumming @tealwish @Vansa @Dragon @ItsAngel

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs thanks for the tag @TheRiehlDeal @Coleen_Nieto

Dragon Thanks for the tag 👍😀🐉 4d
Eggs I totally do #1 too! 4d
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Megabooks
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Credits in, credits out. 😂🤷🏻‍♀️🎧 #HighlySuggestible

BlameJennyJane I loved this! 5d
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Brenda
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I‘m hearing great things about this book. I‘m excited to get into it! 🤓

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jcalyn5
Pickpick

I literally laughed AND cried listening to this audiobook (and that's almost never true of me). I came to know and love Lori's patients (even the asshole), despise her ex, and admire her therapist. Lori's story was both therapeutic and made me think: maybe we should all talk to someone? Interspersed with therapy techniques and psychological theories, this book revealed its characters' humanity in a very personal way. I highly recommend this.

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QuoteQueen
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Beginning this for my 2nd book club read while Flower ensures her hoomans are safely playing outside.

#MIPP #MIPPbookclub #therapistbooks #catsoflitsy

JohannaRose She is so cute!! 😻😻 3w
Stacypatrice This looks like a good one!! 3w
QuoteQueen @Stacypatrice I am 50 pages in and am really enjoying this book! It‘s a brilliant look into therapy; both as a therapist and a client. 3w
Stacypatrice @QuoteQueen - I put it on my reading list 🙃 3w
QuoteQueen @Stacypatrice awesome! 😊 3w
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BlameJennyJane
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This was fantastic on so many levels. And, hey, it was about therapy and It didn‘t even feel like being at work... and most books about therapy do. I highly recommend this for anyone who isn‘t scared of the #stigma (s) surrounding mental health... and even if you are, just listen to it privately! 😘

#Audible

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Karisa
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Happy #MaytheFourthBeWithYou/#Caturday from my two furry book buddies, Han Solo and Chewbacca! The vet's office sure loves this duo's names when we bring them in! 😸😻

#StarWarsDay

JohannaRose Aww! I love their names! 😻😻 3w
Dragon 😻 3w
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JSW
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Maybe it‘s because this is my field and training, but I found this book so human and real and bittersweet and I couldn‘t put it down.

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Denisereads75
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I absolutely loved this memoir of a therapist in need of her own therapist. The memoir is filled with stories about her sessions with clients as well as her own stories of her experiencing the other side of therapy. I became invested in her clients lives and cried for their pain. I was very moved by the reality that life is painful and beautiful all at the same time and we are all struggling to live our best lives.

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Karisa
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I soooooo love it when authors see a tweet about their book on Twitter and take the time to respond! It's like celebrity sighting! 🤩 Somehow my fam just doesn't understand. So I thought I'd share with my fellow Littens. 😂

Thanks, @hermyknee, for this great book recommendation! I've been listening to it on Audible too. Memoirs go especially well with audiobooks, I think. 💗

JSW I‘m really enjoying this book right now. Also I live for these author moments!!! 😍🙌🏼 1mo
JennyM She responded to a comment of mine on twitter too. So lovely of her to take the time to connect. 😊 (edited) 1mo
DGRachel Those types of author moments absolutely light up my day! 4w
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merelybookish
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Reading at the hair salon while my daughter's getting her pixie fixed up.
Enjoying this book! Lots of good tips for a therapist-to-be. 🙂

JennyM I‘m soooo looking forward to reading this. Glad you‘re enjoying 😊 1mo
GingerAntics Are you are @readinginthedark doing the next Shakespeare play? 1mo
merelybookish @GingerAntics I thought it was Hannah but I can do it. 1mo
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GingerAntics You may have to. I haven‘t heard from Hannah and she hasn‘t been on here in a month. She‘s probably busy with the baby and everything. 1mo
merelybookish @GingerAntics okay. How many weeks are left in Henry IV part 2? 1mo
GingerAntics This Sunday is the end. We‘ll have to do a week in between to let people get whichever play. Did you suggest Midsummer? 1mo
merelybookish I did because I thought it was seasonally appropriate, although we would finish reading before actual Midsummer Night. Still it's spring and different from the other comedies. I should be okay. 🤣 1mo
merelybookish @GingerAntics let's wait and see if Hannah responds to your tag. If not, I'll go ahead and put out an announcement and schedule tomorrow. 1mo
GingerAntics Yeah. I don‘t want her to think we just took over. I tagged both of you in a message a few days ago when someone asked what the next play was. I checked her Litsy account and she hasn‘t posted anything in about a month. So I‘m guessing she‘s just really busy. We‘ll just see what happens. 1mo
GingerAntics If nothing else, Midsummer could be the next play after this next one if Hannah jumps in with the next play. 1mo
merelybookish @GingerAntics okay. I'm sure she won't mind. And let's do Midsummer Night Dream. That seems fun even if it's early! 1mo
GingerAntics Seems a good plan. I‘m sure she won‘t, either. She‘ll see this conversation eventually. 😂 1mo
merelybookish @GingerAntics okay. I'll get a schedule ready and post something tomorrow. 1mo
GingerAntics 👍🏻 1mo
merelybookish @JennyM Yes! If you find therapy interesting, it's great! 1mo
merelybookish @GingerAntics Discussions are on Sundays right? 1mo
GingerAntics That‘s what we‘ve been doing, yeah. You could probably move it if need be. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1mo
merelybookish @GingerAntics I'm fine with Sundays. Just wanted to be consistent. 1mo
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BlameJennyJane
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1. I always have so many books going at once. I read to suit my fancy. Nothing Good Can Come of this by Kristen Coulter is one of the many and it‘s great! 🍷

2. I‘m listening to the tagged book right now 🎧

3. Wolfhunt River and Boy Swallows Universe are both at the top of my TBR, along with the comic, Faith. 🦸🏼‍♀️

#weekendreads
@rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in 💜 1mo
RadicalReader I love audiobooks they‘re so interesting and always a lot of fun 1mo
BlameJennyJane @RadicalReader they are like hanging out with really cool people telling us bedtime stories any time of day! 😁😁 1mo
RadicalReader @BlameJennyJane couldn‘t have worded it better myself you hit the nail on the head 1mo
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Karisa
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🌹are red,
🦋 are blue,
Sure hope to win,
Though Spring's almost through!

Oooh, cool book loot! Count me in for your #SpringHasSprungGiveaway, @Kayla.Adriena! 😀👍

Kayla.Adriena I like your poem! Thanks for entering!! 1mo
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Karisa
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#FriYayIntro @howjessreads

📕 Buffy the Vampire Slayer @BarbaraTheBibliophage

📘 Travel! Tokoyo trip...Visit Paris again... (need more days in the Louvre) @Melissa_J

📗 Litsy and other bookish friends @emtobiasz

📙 Crazy Rich Asians series @youneverarrived

📓 What book world would you happily live in for a year (or more)?

Addison_Reads Great question. I think of my recent reads, I'd pick Children of Blood and Bone. I want to see all the animals described in that book up close. 💚 1mo
Meaw_catlady Harry Potter world but only if I‘m a wizard not a muggle 1mo
AsYouWish Harry Potter 1mo
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paulfrankspencer The Great Divorce, preferably in heaven... 1mo
Karisa @Addison_Reads That is a cool world. Maybe just for a visit though. 😊 1mo
Karisa @Meaw_catlady @AsYouWish First thing that came to my mind too! Universal Studios is the closest I've come to feeling a little in it (besides reading the books, of course). 💗 1mo
Karisa @paulfrankspencer Not familiar with that one. I'll have to check it out. 🤗 1mo
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hermyknee
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I loved this book from beginning to end. I‘m so glad I downloaded it on #audible. Eye-opening and at times heart wrenching, but ultimately a story of healing - I definitely recommend it to anyone and everyone.

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hermyknee
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Well lucky me, I was invited to participate in Home Chef‘s Recipe Tasting Society! So, my #audiocooking this evening was Salmon Bruschetta. I guess I used the wrong pan for the salmon because it fell to pieces while I was cooking it. I decided to make a piece of toast and turn it into a more traditional bruschetta (with salmon) and it worked out pretty well for me 😁

Also, the tagged book is fascinating.

#homechef #audiobook #audiocook #audible

Kshakal That looks so yummy!! 1mo
Leftcoastzen Mmmmmmm! 1mo
CoffeeK8 I‘m debating on reading this book... can‘t wait for your review 1mo
BlameJennyJane I just started this book and love it! Therapists need therapists and nobody really talks about that like it‘s a dirty secret that we aren‘t psychologically perfect! I can even be a great therapist and be screwed up! True story! 😜 1mo
hermyknee @BlameJennyJane it‘s been so amazing to listen to. All the introspection I‘m getting from it! My best friend is a therapist and I recommended it to her, too! And my own therapist 😂 1mo
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No matter how open we as a society are about formerly private matters, the stigma around our emotional struggles remains formidable.
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But what are we so afraid of? It‘s not as if we‘re going to peer in those darker corners, flip on the light, and find a bunch of cockroaches. Fireflies love the dark, too. There is beauty in those places, but we have to look in there to see it.

LoverofLit I love this. My husband and I admin a mental healtj support group on Facebook, and the amount of silent trauma by some members is so hard. It's like they believe they aren't important enough to talk about their darkness. 1mo
hermyknee @LoverofLit this book is fascinating! And so well written. I listened to it for like 3 hours straight this morning! 1mo
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hermyknee
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Had three #audible credits and downloaded this one! Has anyone read it?

underground_bks I loved it! 1mo
Redwritinghood No, but got it from BOTM last month. Looking forward to your review. 1mo
youneverarrived No but it‘s on my tbr. Looking forward to seeing what you think 👍 1mo
Well-ReadNeck Yes, on audible and I loved it!! 1mo
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JSW
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Costco temptation!!

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Bookcation74
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Pickpick

First five star read of the year for me. It was thought provoking for my own professional reasons, made me contemplate my own therapist-patient relationship, as well as making me both snort with laughter and cry ugly tears.

LMJenkins I just sent this to one of my best friends who is a therapist today! So glad to know you liked it. 2mo
Kalalalatja Stacked! 2mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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I adored this genre-bending book. Part memoir; part self-help; part peeping Tom (I mean who wouldn‘t want to be a fly on the wall for someone else‘s therapy?).

One of the best books I‘ve picked up all year.

#netgalley

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Lori Gottlieb is a therapist immersed in the lives of her clients (a mean TV big shot, a dying newlywed, a suicidal septuagenarian, and a 20-ish train wreck), when a crisis lands her back on the couch herself. You will fall in love with these clients and with therapy itself. This is a powerful, moving, funny exploration of therapy from both sides of therapy, and a fiercely felt reminder that we‘re all human and we do the work of growing together.

Ashley85 This sounds so interesting! 4mo
underground_bks @Ashley85 it‘s SO GOOD 4mo
Reggie One of my favorite tropes is the mental health worker in crisis or dysfunction. 4mo
underground_bks @Reggie It‘s so interesting seeing someone so trained still have blind spots and grapple with those basic human problems like the idea of mortality 4mo
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