Heeeeeey… How y’all doing? I am just peachy-keen, thank you!
Anyhow, the more you get to know me, the more you will realize that I have a love/hate relationship with all things self-help. I’m sure, at some point, we will go into this further, but let’s stick with the point of today’s blog.
As much as I hate the SH (self-help) industry, I constantly am in search of something that is not a total waste of my time (so, yes, I waste a lot of time searching for things that are not a waste of time). I’m usually disappointed and glad I either got the book in question from the library or only paid a couple of bucks for it on Kindle. Sometimes, I am pleasantly surprised, and I love sharing about it when I am.
Last week, I read Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb. Let me just say this book is fantastic. Gottlieb tells of her life as a professional therapist, stories about her patients (with written consent), and about her own experiences with a therapist.
Guys… I have no words for how much I loved this book. I think what resonates with me so much is that Gottlieb isn’t afraid to show her true self in the book. She presents in a way that allows the reader to not feel “directed,” so to speak. She tells her stories, and if something makes you think, “hey! Me too!” then you know you aren’t alone and that there is help available.
I’m not even sure I’d put this book in the SH category. It’s more stories. Stories about the self. and help. Well, maybe.
The kicker? The book freaking made me CRY. I never cry over books. E-V-E-R.
This one got me. And it inspired me. On the 21st of the new year, I have my first appointment. Wish them luck!!