有一天，洛里·戈特利布 (Lori Gottlieb) 是一名治疗师，她在洛杉矶的诊所中帮助患者。接下来，一场危机导致她的世界崩溃。进入温德尔，这位古怪但经验丰富的治疗师，她突然来到了他的办公室。光头、开襟羊毛衫和卡其裤的他，似乎是直接从 Therapist Central Casting 过来的。然而，他最终会变成什么都不是。
当戈特利布探索她的病人生活的内室——一个自我陶醉的好莱坞制片人、一个被诊断患有绝症的年轻新婚夫妇、一个威胁说如果一切都没有好转就在她生日那天结束生命的老年人，以及一个 20 多岁的人无法停止与错误的人勾搭 - 她发现他们正在努力解决的问题正是她现在带给温德尔的问题。
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 20-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.