Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gotlieb is a bit different for me than my typical reads, in such a fun way. I absolutely loved reading from a therapist’s perspective about her patients and interactions with her own therapist.
I loved getting to peak into the day-to-day life of the person on the other side of the couch. The entire premise of this book is fascinating with my favorite insights coming from Lori’s own personal life. Her interactions with her own therapist, Wendell are particularly entertaining. Their sessions were so comical and her willingness to share her own need for help was refreshing. These on-the-couch moments reminded me of Rory’s breakdown with the Yale counselor on Gilmore Girls. Frazzled and hilarious and real.
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone shows us that therapists are as messed up as the next person.
That is just so refreshing to see.
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is 432 pages, but the length allows her to give the full scope of each story. The chapters alternate between Lori’s personal sessions and then sessions with a few of her patients. Each patient gave permission to be included with their identity altered so that was pretty cool. Admittedly I switched over to Audible about halfway through and liked that much better. The narrator was excellent and really added something extra that my own inner voice couldn’t.
This brief glimpse into the mind of a therapist was so fun, intellectually stimulating, and surprising. I highly recommend it, even if you don’t normally read books like this.Have you read this book? If so, what were your thoughts? Do you have any favorite reads so far this year? Tell me below!