Maybe You Should Talk To Someone Paperback – 20 October 2019 by Lori Gottlieb (Author)

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      About the Author

      Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author who writes the weekly ‘Dear Therapist’ advice column for The Atlantic, where she is also a contributing editor. She has written for the New York Times Magazine and has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CNN, and NPR. She lives in Los Angeles, USA.

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      Maybe You Should Talk To Someone

      Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

      Maybe You Should Talk To Someone

      Maybe You Should Talk To Someone

      Maybe You Should Talk To Someone

      Maybe You Should Talk To Someone

      Lori Gottlieb

      Lori Gottlieb

      Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author who writes the weekly ‘Dear Therapist’ advice column for The Atlantic, where she is also a contributing editor. She has written for the New York Times Magazine and has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CNN, and NPR. She lives in Los Angeles, USA.

      Dimensions 1.5 × 22 cm
      Publisher ‏

      ‎ Amaryllis (20 October 2019)

      Language ‏

      ‎ English

      Paperback ‏

      ‎ 432 pages

      ISBN-10 ‏

      ‎ 9389143519

      ISBN-13 ‏

      ‎ 978-9389143515

      Item Weight ‏

      ‎ 508 g

      Dimensions ‏

      ‎ 14 x 1.5 x 22 cm

      Country of Origin ‏

      ‎ Australia

      Importer ‏

      ‎ Manjul Publishing House Pvt Ltd., C-16, Sector-3, Noida – 201301 (UP)

      Packer ‏

      ‎ Manjul Publishing House Pvt Ltd., C-16, Sector-3, Noida – 201301 (UP)

      Generic Name ‏

      ‎ Book

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      10 reviews for Maybe You Should Talk To Someone Paperback – 20 October 2019 by Lori Gottlieb (Author)

      1. G. Thakre

        Currently Reading this book… It’s about a Therepist telling her POV as well as silly and serious encounters she had in past… Also about the view or can say life through her eyes… Definately a Must Read I would say

      2. Lakshmi

        It’s one of those books that feels like a warm tea on a rainy day. It’s soothing and it makes you wonder. Wonder about your own life and the lives of the people around you. It makes you realise that we’re all fighting our own battles, struggling to stay alive. I think I’ll come back to this book once in a while when I’m going through tough times.

      3. Harish P K

        Touches you at multiple levels and informs you a little bit about yourself. Enjoyed reading and Lori has a skill in using words to bond with the soul – hers and yours

      4. Anukriti chaturvedi

        “Besides, aren’t therapists, of all people, supposed to have their lives together?”As I turn the last page of the book, there’s this sort of lightness in my chest and dampness on my face. I can’t help smiling and ruminate about what a therapeutic experienced l’d.As opposed to what pop culture might make us believe, therapy is not about just lying on the couch, spilling out everything to a therapist. Therapy is a process, an arduous journey. There needs to be an establishment of some sort of trust first and a therapist is not a vending machine, that they give an answer on the platter on Day 1.Why are we so scared of discussing our mental state of mind, the invisible storm brewing in our heads but are quick to divulge our physical health issues and even sex lives? is what Lori starts of with.Through the medium of her 4 clients, their lives and painful experiences, along with her own experience with therapy, Lori Gottlieb, a psychotherapist, weaves an utterly human narrative, peeling back layers in order to help her patients reach the deepest and darkest parts of themselves and the deep rooted insecurities, which they are too afraid to confront. She gently steers them in the right direction, making them make sense of their jumbled up thought processes, helping them overcome the obstacles and convincing them that their worth is not associated with the choices they’ve made. In this manner, she compels the readers to the same.She gives us a glimpse into the nature of a therapist’s workings, as well as what people perceive of her, teaching us a lot about compassion and empathy, not only with others but also ourselves, and making us understand our relationship with others around us. She also touches upon the topic of seeking therapy on the basis of gender, in a patriarchal society like ours.It’s an absolutely riveting and intimate book, eloquently put together, relatable and hilarious, making you either laugh out loud or chuckling ever so often and making you feel all sorts of emotions as you cheer for everyone in the book and is not at all preachy. She even touches upon a few disorders and common terms in therapy, explaining them quite succinctly and theories by certain scholars.”As I heal inside, I’m also becoming more adept at healing others.”In the end I would just like to sayYou are validYou matterYou are enoughYou are appreciated and loved.Whatever you are going through right now, will pass soon so just hang in there and keep fighting and going after things you want.Please do seek help if you feel like.

      5. Surbhi Sinha

        I started reading Maybe You Should Talk to Someone to be a part of a read-along and participate in it’s discussions. Here’s a thing I’ve realized about read-along’s – while they’re really good for you to read through a book quickly and have in-depth conversations about them, sometimes it may pull you out of your depth and turns out that this one was a bit too ambitious for me. As I read the book it occurred to me that that’s okay and I’m quite glad to have finished the book at my own pace. It’s also the first time that I was reading two books simultaneously and now I have come to know myself better and also understood why I am a mono-reader – it’s because I enjoy savoring the story of an entire book before I move on to the next.Despite what the title may suggest, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is NOT a self-help book. It isn’t a book where the author imposes their idea of something on you AND it definitely is NOT a book asking you to go see a therapist! It’s rather a memoir of the author and therapist – Lori Gottlieb. It’s a narrative about her sessions with her therapist along with the journey of some of her patient’s – an obnoxious TV show writer, an alcoholic, a dying newly wed and a 70 year old depressed artist.This week is mental health awareness week and the title of the book subtly addresses the stigma around mental health, subtly suggesting that if you feel like you need help, there’s nothing wrong in asking for it. Who you ask that help from is entirely up to you.There were many enlightening moments in the book for me. The emotions that one faces in life are quite similar to those faced by many other’s as well. We’re different people but all human, different OS on similar hardware. At times, the questions and feelings expressed by each patient and Lori had me subconsciously acknowledging that emotion too or it had me asking the same questions to myself. Some times it would also feel as if the author was calling me out on some of my toxic behaviors too.In my opinion, the book is not to convince anyone to go see a therapist; rather it’s to help us question and understand our own entire humanity through the author’s journey. As the patient’s progressed in their journey’s I too became more affirmed that whenever I do need help, I will always have an option, and more importantly the choice, to to ask for it – which to me seems like the secondary intent of this memoir. I could be wrong about all of this but what I really want to say is that after quite a prolonged period, I’ve found a profound read and I am giving it nothing less than 5 bookmarks!

      6. seniorchoice

        I’d talk to herI don’t see a therapists, but if I did, I would want to see Lori Gottlieb. I devoured this smart and funny nonfiction book about how therapists need therapists. Gottlieb shows us the behind the scenes of therapists’ world, even how they schedule patients and why therapists sit quietly for long periods of time in their sessions. We become familiar with several of her patients and how she treats them. There’s a male narcissist who is intimidating and thinks everyone is an idiot, a patient dying from breast cancer, a seventy-year old depressed woman estranged from her family, and a twenty-something woman who drinks too much and chooses the wrong men. Not only do we see Gottlieb’s world as a therapist, we see her receiving therapy after a surprise break up with her boyfriend leaves her almost unable to function. Her therapist Wendell is quirky and strangely likable. If this were a novel and I was writing it, Gottlieb would marry Wendell. You want to read this before ABC releases the series starring Eva Longoria as Lori.

      7. Schizanthus Nerd

        I Highlighted SO Many Passages!Do you know how difficult it is to whisper an ugly cry? I do. There I was at 3:30am, relaxed and enjoying the insight and surprising humour of this book, caught up in a ‘just one more chapter’ loop. Then, out of nowhere, I was ugly crying as quietly as possible so I didn’t wake up the sensible people in my home, those who actually sleep when it’s considered an acceptable time to do so. Okay, so it wasn’t exactly ‘out of nowhere’; I knew it was coming at some stage with that particular patient but I wasn’t expecting it right then.That wasn’t the only time I cried during this book (there may have been another four tissue grabs and some very dignified sniffling involved) and it wasn’t the only time my tears caught me off guard (who knew I’d cry about the patient I initially loved to sneer at!) but it did remind me of some of the reasons why I never formally used my psychology degree.Reason #1: Although I don’t cry a lot about my own stuff, I am a champion crier when it comes to pretty much anything else. Movies. TV shows. Songs. Books. When you cry about your stuff. When I think about your stuff and consider how brave, resilient, [insert any number of adjectives here] you were, are or are going to be. Who wants to come to therapy and feel like they need to console their therapist about their reaction to their patient’s problems?!Reason #2: There would be certain types of people and life experiences where I just know I couldn’t remain impartial.Reason #3: The goodbyes. See Reason #1.Full disclosure: I started reading this book while my own therapist was on leave. Besides confirming my decision to not actually be a therapist (you’re so welcome, all of the people whose lives would have crossed my path in this way. I hope you found a Wendell instead!) I also got a glimpse of what it’s like behind the scenes for therapists, something I’ve always been interested in, something that’s difficult to obtain because of that pesky ‘confidentiality’ thing.I’m not ashamed to say that I have my very own Wendell, who is awesome, by the way. None of us get out of life unscathed and I think pretty much everyone could benefit from therapy at some point in their lives. One of the perks this book offers is a therapeutic ‘try before you buy’; if you’ve been considering therapy but are hesitant to schedule that initial appointment, then reading this book will give you some idea of what to expect – from the therapist, from the experience, and how it looks when it’s done right.“Sitting-with-you-in-your-pain is one of the rare experiences that people get in the protected space of a therapy room, but it’s very hard to give or get outside of it”I enjoyed Lori’s down to earth approach, her compassion and ability to bring truth to a situation, while still making me smile along the way. She humanises our experience of pain and even when she’s talking about her own therapy, her insight and openness had me smiling in recognition much more frequently than the narrative made me cry.Of her own therapy: “Yes, I’m seeking objectivity, but only because I’m convinced that objectivity will rule in my favor.”Of her therapist: “He looks at me meaningfully, like he just said something incredibly important and profound, but I kind of want to punch him.”A quote I love: “defenses serve a useful purpose. They shield people from injury … until they no longer need them.It’s in this ellipsis that therapists work.”And another: “People often mistake numbness for nothingness, but numbness isn’t the absence of feelings; it’s a response to being overwhelmed by too many feelings.”Oh, and I have to share this one too: “When the present falls apart, so does the future we had associated with it. And having the future taken away is the mother of all plot twists. But if we spend the present trying to fix the past or control the future, we remain stuck in place, in perpetual regret.”I highlighted so many passages in this book that each time I started another binge read it felt like I was experiencing my very own mini therapy session. I saw myself in Lori and in her patients, even the initial ‘love to sneer at’ one, probably because I saw something of myself in them as well. I saw my own therapist in Wendell and felt probably too much pride in having found myself such an amazing ‘Wendell’ to help me navigate my presenting problem as well as the real issues behind the facade.From the presenting problem to the “doorknob disclosures”, “what-aboutery” and self-sabotage, all the way to the “termination” (seriously, can therapists collectively find a less aggressive way to label someone’s graduation from therapy?), I ‘just one more chaptered’ my way through this book.Although at times I felt voyeuristic, have some outstanding questions about Lori’s patients I’m not entitled to know but still want to (Would you please tell me John’s real name or at least the name of the TV show you kept referencing so I can binge watch it?) and had at least one ugly cry headache as a result of reading this book, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to pretty much anyone.Much like the way Lori talks about who therapy can’t help, I think the only people who wouldn’t benefit in some way by reading this book are those “who aren’t curious about themselves.”I’ll leave you with what’s currently my favourite quote: “There’s no hierarchy of pain. Suffering shouldn’t be ranked, because pain is not a contest.”Content warnings are included in my Goodreads review.

      8. Gintare

        Emotional readabsolutely adored this book. It was beautifully written and has made me reflect in myself. I have teared up on numerous occasions, especially towards the end of the book. Would absolutely recommend this book to anyone interested in self reflection.

      9. Diego Barreto

        Uma forma sensacional de entender o valor da terapiaLivro intrigante e muito gostoso de ler. Sempre fui distante da ideia da terapia. Mudei de ideia.

      10. Seymar

        I absolutely love this bookI love the author’s journey as well as those of her patients. There are so many wonderful quotes in this book. I found myself reading along and suddenly Lori makes a statement that brings me to tears. We can all see ourselves in this book. When is she going to write another book? I don’t mean one on happiness. . .

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