Sunday, January 19 at 5 PM
speaking & signing
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
in conversation with Jenny Lawson
ABOUT MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE
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).
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.
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone 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.
ABOUT LORI GOTTLIEB
Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and New York Times best-selling author who writes the Atlantic's weekly Dear Therapist advice column. A contributing editor for the Atlantic, she also writes for the New York Times Magazine and appears as a frequent expert on mental health in media such as Today,Good Morning America,CBS This Morning, CNN, and NPR.
ABOUT JENNY LAWSON
Jenny Lawson, the Bloggess, is a humor writer known for her candor in addressing her struggle with depression and mental illness. She has over 400,000 Twitter followers, 117,000 Facebook fans, her blog gets 1-2 million pageviews per month, and her social media prescence continues to grow. Her first book, Let's Pretend This Never Happened, was a #1 New York Times Bestseller and sold over 400,000 copies. At events, Jenny is a rock star: with standing room only signings. Fans include Neil Gaiman, Rosie O'Donnell, Stephanie Meyer, and Matthew Broderick, among others. Jenny is a fabulous reader and speaker, and her fans feel a deep personal connection to her.
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