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Maybe you should talk to someone : a therapist, her therapist, and our lives revealed
Title:
Maybe you should talk to someone : a therapist, her therapist, and our lives revealed
ISBN:
9781328662057
Physical Description:
xi, 415 pages ; 24 cm
Contents:
ONE. Idiots ; If the Queen had balls ; The space of a step ; The smart one or the hot one ; Namast'ay in bed ; Finding Wendell ; The beginning of knowing ; Rosie ; Snapshots of ourselves ; The future is also the present ; Goodbye, Hollywood ; Welcome to Holland ; How kids deal with grief ; Harold and Maude ; Hold the mayo ; The whole package ; Without memory or desire -- TWO. Fridays at four ; What we dream of ; The first confession ; Therapy with a condom on ; Jail ; Trader Joe's ; Hello, family ; The UPS guy ; Embarrassing public encounters ; Wendell's mother ; Addicted ; The rapist ; On the clock -- THREE. My wandering uterus ; Emergency session ; Karma ; Just be ; Would you rather? ; The speed of want ; Ultimate concerns ; Legoland ; How humans change ; Fathers ; Integrity versus despair ; My neshama ; What not to say to a dying person ; Boyfriend's email ; Wendell's beard -- FOUR. The bees ; Kenya ; Psychological immune system ; Counseling versus therapy ; Deathzilla ; Dear Myron ; Mothers ; The hug ; Don't blow it ; It's my party and you'll cry if you want to ; Happiness is sometimes ; Wendell ; A pause in the conversation.
Abstract:
"From a New York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist's world--where her patients are looking for answers (and so is she)"-- Provided by publisher.

"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. As Gottlieb explores the inner chambers of her patients' lives--a self-absorbed Hollywood producer, a young newlywed diagnosed with a terminal illness, a senior citizen threatening to end her life on her birthday if nothing gets better, and a twenty-something who can't stop hooking up with the wrong guys--she finds that the questions they are struggling with are the very ones she is now bringing to Wendell. With startling wisdom and humor, Gottlieb invites us into her world as both clinician and patient, examining the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and others as we teeter on the tightrope between love and desire, meaning and mortality, guilt and redemption, terror and courage, hope and change. [This book] is revolutionary in its candor, offering a deeply personal yet universal tour of our hearts and minds and providing the rarest of gifts: a boldly revealing portrait of what it means to be human, and a disarmingly funny and illuminating account of our own mysterious lives and our power to transform them. "--Dust jacket.

Gottlieb, a therapist with a Los Angeles practice, faced a crisis that caused her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist who seems to have come straight from Therapist Central Casting. Yet he will turn out to be anything but. Now Gottlieb invites us into her world as both clinician and patient, examining the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and others as we teeter on the tightrope between love and desire, meaning and mortality, guilt and redemption, terror and courage, hope and change. -- adapted from jacket
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Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019.