BPL Book Club: "Maybe You Should Talk To Someone"

Join the friendliest book club in town! The Bozeman Public Library book club meets the third Tuesday of the month (Sept-May) at 6:30 PM in the Upstairs Board Room. All are welcome! The September selection is "Maybe You Should Talk To Someone: a therapist, her therapist, and our lives revealed" by Lori Gottlieb. Books are available at the second floor help desk. "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 twenty-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." For more information about library programs, resources, and more, visit our website: https://www.bozemanlibrary.org/

Cost: FREE


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Tue. Sep. 17, 2019   6:30pm

Bozeman Public Library
626 East Main Street
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 570-7752