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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Ever wonder what your therapist is really thinking? Now you can find out...a hilarious, thought-provoking and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist's world.  

Meet Lori Gottlieb, an insightful and compassionate therapist whose clients present with all kinds of problems. There’s the struggling new parents; the older woman who feels she has nothing to live for; the self-destructive young alcoholic; and the terminally ill 35-year-old newlywed. 

And there’s John, a narcissistic television producer, who frankly just seems to be a bit of a jerk. Over the course of a year, they all make progress. But Gottlieb is not just a therapist - she’s also a patient who's on a journey of her own. 

Interspersed with the stories of her clients are her own therapy sessions, as Gottlieb goes in search of the hidden roots of a devastating and life-changing event. 

Personal, revealing, funny and wise, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone opens a rare window onto a world that is most often bound by secrecy, offering an illuminating tour of a profoundly private process.

©2019 Lori Gottlieb (P)2019 Audible, Ltd.

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  • Géna
  • Noordbrug, South Africa
  • 07-07-19

Insight into psychological therapy and people’s thought processes

I can always tell if a book have a profound impact on me when I wake up in the middle of the night and think about the book. (I’ve stumbled upon this book at exactly the right time and I might even listen to it again in future.) I loved the way in which this book made me reflect on my own emotional perspective of my life but also gave me insight into other people’s thought processes and struggles. Al of us have insecurities. (It can almost serve as a sort of self-help book but in a fictional format.) Loved it!
Tag: self-reflection, choices

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A pass

I didn’t like this book. I found it quite boring and lacking in depth overall and verging on cringeworthy in parts. The author tries so hard that it was difficult to listen to at times. The overacting of the narration didn’t help. Given the subject I expected something interesting and insightful but it wasn’t either.

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  • S. J. Crabbe
  • 07-10-19

Great Listen

This book had me wanting more, and wishing I could listen in one sitting.
Witty and well structured, Brittany Pressley delivers the narrative with a natural fluid flow metre which helps to draw you in.
Recommended.

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  • Lyndsay Bound-Pearce
  • 07-08-19

Gutted it’s finished!

Totally different than anything I would usually read but I absolutely loved this book.

Genuinely stalled the last few chapters as didn’t want my daily fix to end.

Excellent narration of a genuinely insightful and heart warming read.

Highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-06-19

Great Book

Really enjoyed hearing about the lives of others in this book, very easy listening and kept me entertained the entire time. Thank you

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  • Denyse
  • 06-28-19

What a wonderful refreshing look at talking therapy!

Lori Gottlieb knows what she writes about & narration by Brittany Pressley captured the essence of Lori’s words.
This audiobook was enlightening for me as Lori wrote from both sides of therapy: being in it as a client & also as a therapist.
Told with good humour & examples of human behaviour I highly recommend it!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-21-19

Authentic and Personal

The characters stories, reveal the complexities of being human, as experienced and understood from an objective, gentle, personalised, 'safe space' as can be found in a therapists room.
Self reflective opportunities are abundant.
The book reads well, it covers a range of concerns, and though our 'concerns with ourselves' are worthy of deep consideration, this is approached in a light way.
tho book serves as both an introduction to what therapy is and how it should look, feel and progress, but is also a beautifully expressed volume that catalogues the writers personal journey, through her own heartache as she endeavours to be both the best therapist she can be, and find, in the therapy sessions she has sought for herself, a way to move forwards in her own life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-19-19

Really moved by this story

I'm not sure how yet but I think this might be a life changing story for me.

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  • Alina
  • 06-12-19

Incredibly healing

Having gone through a very similar break-up to what Lori went through, I found this book incredibly healing. I couldn't believe how open and insightful Lori's messages were. This book came to me at the right time! I'm so grateful.

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  • Ellie
  • 06-11-19

A great read!

A book that demystifies therapy and highlights the importance of our shared humanity and connection. Beautifully written and read. Heartwarming, honest and touching... loved every minute of it!