Maybe You Should Talk To Someone by Lori Gottlieb
This book was on my summer TBR and it did not disappoint. Maybe You Should Talk To Someone is non-fiction that reads like fiction. It had me chuckling out loud one minute and wiping tears from my eyes in another. If you haven’t picked up on it yet, I love that in a book!
The Premise – The subtitle “A Therapist, Her Therapist and Our Lives Revealed” says it all. Gottlieb is a psychotherapist. Her book highlights four diverse and interesting patients of hers. Gottlieb relays some of her conversations with her patients, her thought process on how to best handle them and she tells us about different topics and best practices for therapists. Yet, it doesn’t read like non-fiction and it’s certainly not a manual on psychotherapy. Therapists have their own issues to work through, so we also learn of her relationship issues that drive her to visit a therapist of her own.
One of my favorite things about this book was seeing her as a real person (not just a therapist), struggling through her own issues while still helping others with theirs. She is very self aware (a trait I admire), yet still surprised about things that bubble up in her therapy sessions. She has a great sense of humor and a way of telling the story that makes it feel like a great piece of fiction.
I listened to this book on Audio, and the narrator (Brittney Presley) was wonderful. If you ever listen to audio, you know the narrator can make or break a book!!! I loved this in audio, but whatever format you choose, pick up a copy and settle yourself on the couch.