Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

I just got finished with the audio, like two seconds ago. I love talking about books right when I get done with them because they’re so fresh in my mind.

This audiobook was 14 hours long, and it translates to a 432-page book, which is long for a memoir. But, it could have been 400 more pages, and I would have still been happy about it.

Today, number six on the New York Times bestseller has been on the list for five weeks. There is a reason, people, and I am so happy that I listened to this book.

I wanted to listen to it because I knew that it was long, I had a lot of things to do over the weekend, and I was like, you know what, listen to it so I could take it with me wherever I went.

Whenever I do a book review, I first like to talk about any of the cons, and since I listen to it, I do have a scam? I usually don’t because this is a five-star book review, but my con is that she didn’t do the audio. I, in my head, require authors to do when they do memoirs. I don’t know. I mean, she’s busy, I know that I know she’s a busy woman, but there’s something about when you do your memoir and not that this girl wasn’t good because she was.

But, there’s something about telling your own story, that I feel like the passion, I like to hear the emotion, and that somebody else isn’t going to be able to put into it. When you’re reading a novel, like that’s different; to me, it’s different. But, anyway, so that is my con. I really would have loved Laurie to do the audio, and she didn’t.

There is some offensive language if you do not want any foul language. If you don’t like it, then you’re not going to like something. And it’s not a lot, but I’m just saying like if you don’t like any, you don’t want to hear any curse words. There are curse words

it didn’t bother me, but I feel like it doesn’t work for the most part as long as it’s constructively, if it’s just cursing for the sake of cursing, and it’s not like that. So, that’s a little disclaimer for you. There are so many pros but let me tell you a bit about this book. It’s a memoir, and it’s her journey into how she became a psychotherapist.

I liked listening to her talk about how she figured out what she wanted to do. For those of us who later on like we think we’re too old to do something else like a writer, she wrote on a TV show. She did different things, and she went to medical school, and then figured out what she wanted to do very inspiring.

I don’t want to talk about all of her trials because it’s booked I’m not going to tell you. Especially in memoirs like I’m not going to tell you what the books about it. You can read for yourself, but I will tell you that it’s talking about her as a therapist, how she got there, and she goes into some of her clients. It’s talking about her therapy, and I think this even says it on the cover, so that’s not a giveaway I love because it’s like it makes me want to go to therapy.

I’m like, I should go to therapy, she had way too much fun, and I’m just kidding because I know it’s not fun. But, it is like I have been to therapy, and is it can be perfect, and I haven’t been in a long time, and I’m like maybe it wouldn’t be a bad idea.

I still recommend it if you like audio. The audio is fantastic. I’m not trying to tell you that it’s not.

It’s unbelievable, so I am so happy I spent the weekend with Laurie. I feel like I know her so much better now.

 

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