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Lori Gottlieb is the New York Times bestselling author of MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE, which has sold over a million copies and is currently being adapted as a television series. In addition to her clinical therapy practice, she writes The Atlantic's weekly DEAR THERAPIST advice column and show more co-hosts the popular DEAR THERAPISTS podcast, produced by Katie Couric, where listeners can hear weekly sessions with guests. Recently, her viral TED Talk was one of the Top 10 Most Watched of the Year. Lori is a member of the Advisory Council for Bring Change to Mind, and she is a sought-after expert on mental health in media such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CNN, and NPR's "Fresh Air." show less

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Really enjoyed how the author gave both sides of the experience of being in therapy. Very clever method and gave it lots of interest.
 
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kheders | 84 other reviews | Apr 1, 2024 |
I really enjoyed this read. But, I did wonder how the author could reveal so much about her patients, even with name changes. I wondered how much of their stories were real or disguised. Still, I found all the stories and each patient’s personal journey (including the author’s) interesting. Reminded me of the old HBO show In Treatment which the author references at one point in the book.
 
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ellink | 84 other reviews | Jan 22, 2024 |
Just a few observations:

I was more interested in Lori's patients than Lori herself, though I did really like Wendell as a character.

I stayed up way too late finishing this.

I cried and cried when Julie died.

I couldn't get it out of my head that John was Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner.

I believe almost everyone could benefit from therapy and this book confirmed that.
 
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LibrarianDest | 84 other reviews | Jan 3, 2024 |
I have mixed feelings about this book. The parts where Gottlieb described her own patients were interesting enough to keep me reading, but I really couldn't have cared less about Gottlieb's life or her sessions with her own therapist. (He seemed very annoying, in fact.)

There were a couple of interesting bits here and there about psychotherapy, but if that's why you're reading the book, you'll likely be disappointed.

Actually, my favorite couple of paragraphs in the entire book were about Gottlieb experiencing an undiagnosed illness, which I can relate to.… (more)
 
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RachelRachelRachel | 84 other reviews | Nov 21, 2023 |

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