TITLE: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
AUTHOR: Lori GottliebPUBLISHER: Houghton, Mifflin and Harcourt
PUB. YEAR: 2019
SETTING: n/a (CA)
RATING: - 5/5
In this memoir written by psychotherapist, Lori Gottlieb, the author gives readers a sneak peek into the out-of-sync lives of (4) patients as well as insight into her own life during a period of turmoil when a relationship fell apart.
In addition to the author's personal therapy sessions, the reader is introduced to John, a forty-something, successful producer, married with children who thinks most everyone he encounters is an "idiot". Then there is Julie, a new bride who learns she has breast cancer. Also, Rita, a 69-year old woman who wants to find a reason to go on living by her 70th birthday and, finally, Charlotte, a 20-something woman who drinks to much and gets involved with the wrong men.
This memoir was a delight, bold, brutally honest and funny at times as well, the stories were so readable. In some ways I was even able to relate to the Rita character's thought process at different points of her life. So happy that many of my blogger friends pointed this one out with their rave reviews.