Virtual Book Club
THE HAPPY WOMEN
Join us For An Exclusive “Maybe You Should Talk To Someone” 4 Week Virtual Book Club/Workshop/Webinar.
This will be an immersive reading experience and discussion of the book as a nationwide group, week by week. Lori Gottlieb will be joining in for the hour discussion on the 24th, after everyone has finished reading the book together.
Book Club Dates are Four Saturday Afternoons:
Saturday, October 3, at 1:30 pm PST
Saturday, October 10, at 1:30 pm PST
Saturday, October 17, at 1:30 pm PST
Therapist/authors (TBD) from around the country will co-facilitate the first 3 sessions (each one hour).
Saturday, October 24th, at 1:30 pm PST
(Co-moderated by Authors Claire Bidwell Smith, Tara Schuster, and Judith Warner.)
Lori Gottlieb will join us for the final one hour session to discuss the book.
$100 Admission includes a copy of the book shipped to you and 4 one-hour webinars of discussion and facilitated reading of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone.
ABOUT LORI GOTTLIEB
Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and author of the New York Times bestseller Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, which is being adapted as a television series. In addition to her clinical practice, she writes The Atlantic’s weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column and contributes regularly to The New York Times and many other publications. Her recent TED Talk is one of the top 10 most watched of the year. A member of the Advisory Council for Bring Change to Mind and advisor to the Aspen Institute, she is a sought-after expert in media such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS This Morning, CNN, and NPR’s “Fresh Air.” She is also the co-host of the new iHeart Radio podcast, “Dear Therapists,” produced by Katie Couric. Learn more at LoriGottlieb.com or by following her on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and on Instagram @lorigottlieb_author.
ABOUT MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE
When a psychotherapist suddenly finds her life in upheaval, what happens to her ability to care for her patients and for herself in the face of a devastating loss?
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.
Sample Excerpts, Wisdom, & Quotes from
MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE:
“Telling somebody you’re a psychotherapist often leads to a surprised pause, followed by awkward questions like these: “Oh, a therapist! Should I tell you about my childhood?” Or “Can you help me with this problem with my mother-in-law?” Or “Are you going to psychoanalyze me?” (The answers, by the way, are “Please, don’t”; “Possibly”; and “Why would I do that here? If I were a gynecologist, would you ask if I was about to give you a pelvic exam?”)
If you go through life picking and choosing, if you don’t recognize that “the perfect is the enemy of the good” you may deprive yourself of joy.
I’ll bet you could name five truly difficult people off the top of your head right now-some you assiduously avoid, others you would assiduously avoid if they didn’t share your last name. But sometimes—more often than we tend to realize—those difficult people are us. That’s right—sometimes hell is us. Sometimes we are the cause of our difficulties. And if we can step out of our own way, something astonishing happens.
A therapist will hold up a mirror to patients, but patients will also hold up a mirror to their therapists. Therapy is far from one-sided; it happens in a parallel process. Every day, our patients are opening up questions that we have to think about for ourselves. If they can see themselves more clearly, through our reflections, we can see ourselves more clearly through theirs. This happens to therapists when we’re providing therapy, and it happens to our own therapists too. We are mirrors reflecting mirrors reflecting mirrors, showing one another what we can’t see.