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  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

  • A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
  • By: Lori Gottlieb
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,272
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,761
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,726

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. With his balding head, cardigan, and khakis, he seems to have come straight from Therapist Central Casting. Yet he will turn out to be anything but.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen, great narration

  • By elizabeth on 04-09-19

Best Book I’ve Read This Year

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-19

This book is heartwarming, funny, insightful, and moving. If I had to pick one book I read this year that truly changed how I feel and approach my daily life, it’s this one. Lori’s ability to normalize our humanity and the idea of having a therapist is so grounding. Her emphasis on the importance of connection to others and creating meaning in our lives is both comforting and inspirational.

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  • How to Be an Imperfectionist: The New Way to Self-Acceptance, Fearless Living, and Freedom from Perfectionism

  • By: Stephen Guise
  • Narrated by: Daniel Penz
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

Perfectionism is a naturally limiting mindset. For example, kids are taught to color inside the lines, and any color outside the lines is considered a mistake that must be corrected. Imperfectionism frees us to live outside the lines, where possibilities are infinite, mistakes are allowed, and self-judgment is minimal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Sandra Makuch on 10-16-16

Great Real-World Examples and Actionable Tips

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-19

I appreciated that this book referenced some actual research, gave relatable examples, and provided concise but effective actions that I haven’t heard suggested elsewhere. What’s unique about this particular book is that it discusses multiple ways that perfectionism manifests itself. Although all didn’t apply to me, the ones that did left me with invaluable information. If you feel paralyzed by your need to do things the best you can, this book is for you. It’s already making a concrete difference in my life. After two years of wanting to start a blog, I finally eased up on my expectations of how perfect I thought it needed to be and have finally jumped in.