Lori Gottlieb started her career as a film and TV executive, followed by a period as a nationally recognized journalist. Today, she’s a psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author. Though her career trajectory has been anything but linear, the common thread through it all is her genuine curiosity on the human condition, and a deep belief in the power of story. Gottlieb dives into the messy realities of what it means to be human—and shows us how, despite it all, we can create lives of meaning and fulfillment.
We are all unreliable narrators of our own lives, says Lori Gottlieb. The problem is, we default to thinking that the stories we tell ourselves are accurate. True or not, these stories operate in the background of our lives, influencing the partners we pick, the jobs we choose, and the direction our lives go. When we cling to a faulty narrative, we end up living that life story—trapped and unable to grow. In her critically acclaimed book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, Gottlieb invites us into her world—as both a clinician and patient—examining the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and others.
Moving, transcendent, and deeply funny, Gottlieb offers us a realm of new possibilities. Her talks not only help us change the narratives that are no longer useful, but help us manage the painful loss inherent in change, and embrace our feelings as a guide to getting the lives we want.
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