Parnassus Books is pleased to present a virtual event for author Lori Gottlieb, in conversation with Ann Patchett, for Maybe You Should Talk To Someone.
This will be a Zoom event, and ticketholders will receive the Zoom link by email the day of the event.
Please note: there are three ticketing options available for this virtual event.
- Donation-based ticket, which allows attendees to contribute what they wish, and supports the ongoing work of Parnassus during these trying times.
- $38.50, which includes a hardcover copy of Maybe You Should Talk To Someone and priority shipping to a US address
- $54.75, which includes a hardcover copy of Maybe You Should Talk To Someone and shipping to an international address
About the book:
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 the author:
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. Learn more at LoriGottlieb.com or by following her @LoriGottlieb1 on Twitter.