Listen free for 30 days

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
5 out of 5 stars (432 ratings)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

Ever wonder what your therapist is really thinking? Now you can find out...a hilarious, thought-provoking and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist's world.  

Meet Lori Gottlieb, an insightful and compassionate therapist whose clients present with all kinds of problems. There’s the struggling new parents; the older woman who feels she has nothing to live for; the self-destructive young alcoholic; and the terminally ill 35-year-old newlywed. 

And there’s John, a narcissistic television producer, who frankly just seems to be a bit of a jerk. Over the course of a year, they all make progress. But Gottlieb is not just a therapist - she’s also a patient who's on a journey of her own. 

Interspersed with the stories of her clients are her own therapy sessions, as Gottlieb goes in search of the hidden roots of a devastating and life-changing event. 

Personal, revealing, funny and wise, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone opens a rare window onto a world that is most often bound by secrecy, offering an illuminating tour of a profoundly private process.

©2019 Lori Gottlieb (P)2019 Audible, Ltd.

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    374
  • 4 Stars
    45
  • 3 Stars
    10
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1

Performance

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    338
  • 4 Stars
    37
  • 3 Stars
    10
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    330
  • 4 Stars
    47
  • 3 Stars
    7
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Insightful, powerful, normal and highly enjoyable

As a counsellor I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook, both the account of giving and receiving counselling. I kept thinking of clients I wanted to recommend it to, so you certainly don't have to be in the profession to get lots out of it - it's an account of life struggles and triumphs, existentialism and endings. It'll certainly give you personal insight.
It's also written in an easy to follow way and isn't full of counselling lingo or terminology and is fully geared towards ordinary people, going about life wondering what the meaning of it all.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Listen! Listen now!

I adore this book and will come back to it again in the future. I cared about what happened to every character, and it was peppered with non-preachy wisdom too. At times, deeply emotional and, at others, beautifully funny! The narrator also seemed very real, like this was believably her book, her words. Perfect listen for me as a trainee counsellor, and I imagine a great many people would love it.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

fascinating and complicated

Not being familiar with the author, I expected this to be lightweight and amusing. turns out it is fascinating and deep but not light and really, too serious to be entertainment. the subjects discussed are some of the heaviest known to humans and are somehow approached with love. worthwhile but emotionally gruelling.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • LO
  • 19-05-20

Heartfelt and very engaging

Her story is captivating and full of life lessons. The performance was also energetic and engaging. Thoroughly enjoyed this book!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

One of the best books!

Loved this book so much. I picked it because of my interest into psychology as a psychology masters student and I must say it may me want to consider becoming a therapist. The book really gets you into the story, you can't wait to know more. Would listen again!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Wow!

Just wow! What can I say, I enjoyed listening to this book so much!! I am so sad it's over, how can I listen to anything else now? I love how all the separate stories told in this book come together, I love how listening to other people's therapy made me think about what would my therapy be like. it made me realise that as human we have to face so many struggles, we never know what the next person is going through. So let's be kind and maybe.... we should talk to somebody?

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic

Beautifully written, clever, funny and moving. I loved it so much, I had to buy the paperback version to keep.
Thoroughly recommended, especially if you are a therapist yourself.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

One of my favourites book I’ve ever read

I had already recommended this book to my clients, friends and my own therapist before finishing it. Just wonderful, and fantastic narrator too. 10/10

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Hilarious and accessible

What a joy to follow Lori’s work w Wendell and see her journey reflected in the work she does w her patients as well. I loved her irreverent, warm descriptions and have a greater appreciation for the work that therapists do. I took lots of notes. So informative. So fun. My book club is going to read it next on my glowing recommendation

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

I loved this so much!

I can’t rate this enough. I loved every minute of listening to it. I never got bored or lost interest and I didn’t want it to end. I think I might listen again I loved it that much. I’ve recommended it to so many people. Life affirming, made me think about others more compassionately and myself. It isn’t a self help book as such, but I think everyone will get something from it.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Tracey S A
  • Tracey S A
  • 08-09-19

Therapy 101

I enjoyed the way the book is constructed- chapters on clients and self in therapy. For anyone who wonders what a psychologist does and some of the tools used this is a great book!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Derek
  • Derek
  • 21-08-19

Very interesting mix

This book was self help mixed in with what seemed like a story. I really enjoyed this book and I feel a bit sad that it’s over. I really liked the narrator.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for rebecca walton
  • rebecca walton
  • 06-05-20

relatable and insightful

I really enjoyed this book. I felt an affection for all the characters and their stories.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Géna
  • Géna
  • 07-07-19

Insight into psychological therapy and people’s thought processes

I can always tell if a book have a profound impact on me when I wake up in the middle of the night and think about the book. (I’ve stumbled upon this book at exactly the right time and I might even listen to it again in future.) I loved the way in which this book made me reflect on my own emotional perspective of my life but also gave me insight into other people’s thought processes and struggles. Al of us have insecurities. (It can almost serve as a sort of self-help book but in a fictional format.) Loved it!
Tag: self-reflection, choices

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Lisa B.
  • Lisa B.
  • 05-07-19

A pass

I didn’t like this book. I found it quite boring and lacking in depth overall and verging on cringeworthy in parts. The author tries so hard that it was difficult to listen to at times. The overacting of the narration didn’t help. Given the subject I expected something interesting and insightful but it wasn’t either.