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“Maybe You Should Talk to Someone” by Lori Gottlieb

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb is an inspiring and thought-provoking journey into the heart of psychotherapy.

From her unique perspective as both a therapist and a patient, Gottlieb provides us with insight into the power of self-reflection, the value of relationships, and the importance of understanding our own inner workings.

With her warm, down-to-earth writing style, she encourages readers to explore their feelings without judgement. This book is sure to leave readers feeling empowered, enlightened, and inspired.

Plot Summary

The story follows Gottlieb on her journey through personal therapy with four distinct clients:

  • An elderly man facing death who finds himself struggling to accept his own mortality
  • A young woman overwhelmed by career pressures who’s questioning the purpose of life
  • A 19 year old who’s trying to come to terms with her sexuality
  • A television producer whose past traumas are affecting her current life

Through their stories, we learn more about Gottlieb’s personal life as well as the valuable lessons each client teaches her about self-awareness and relationships.


This book has received rave reviews from critics for its honest yet sensitive portrayals of psychotherapy.

The New York Times called it “wise and compassionate” while Entertainment Weekly praised its “deeply human” insights into mental health and healing.

Readers have also responded positively; many have praised its relatable characters as well as its honest depiction of mental health struggles.


Maybe You Should Talk To Someone is an incredible work that will stay with readers long after they finish it.

With its thoughtful exploration of the therapeutic process, this book has something to offer everyone – those struggling with mental health issues and those looking for insight into understanding themselves better can both benefit from this powerful story.

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