BookBar Review: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

BookBar Fri, 01/04/2019 - 1:36pm

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone Review

By Kateri Kramer

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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb begins with a mantra I’ve employed myself a few times. Quickly though, the reader finds out that what author and therapist Gottlieb is seeking compassion for is more than your average “difficult situation.” She’s seeking compassion to help a man, who above all, needs her to see him. Gottlieb can’t get a word in and John, the patient on the couch across from her thinks everyone (including Gottlieb) is an idiot. We see John’s story weave (among others) throughout this book, that is predominantly about the human condition, and what the hell we can do to endure the hardest parts of our humanity.

 

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