Lori Gottlieb

Cindy Seip

Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist. In addition to her clinical practice, she writes the Atlantic‘s weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column and contributes regularly to the New York Times. She is on the Advisory Council for Bring Change to Mind and has appeared in media such as the Today Show, Good Morning America, the CBS Early Show, CNN, and NPR’s Fresh Air. Gottlieb is the New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), which is being adapted as a television series with Eva Longoria. In a starred review, Kirkus calls it, “An irresistibly addictive tour of the human condition.” 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. 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.