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Charleston Author Series Presents Lori Gottlieb "Maybe You Should Talk to Someone"
Halls Signature Events
Charleston, SC
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Charleston Author Series Presents Lori Gottlieb "Maybe You Should Talk to Someone"
Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist, New York Times bestselling author, nationally recognized journalist, and weekly Dear Therapist columnist for The Atlantic. She blends her clinical experience with the latest research and cultural developments to help people live better lives.

On March 27th at Halls Signature Events, you'll enjoy three courses by Hall's Executive Chef Robyn Guisto, excellent company and a discussion of Lori Gottlieb's "Maybe You Should Talk to Someone".

Gottlieb will be in conversation with Claire Bidwell Smith, Charleston resident and author of "The Rules of Inheritance". Smith is an author and a grief therapist, whose mission is to broaden the conversation about grief and loss and help our culture reach a healthier understanding of death.

Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, which is being adapted as a television series with Eva Longoria. In addition to her clinical practice, she writes The Atlantics weekly Dear Therapist advice column and contributes regularly to The New York Times and many other publications. She is also a TED speaker, a member of the Advisory Council for Bring Change to Mind and advisor to the Aspen Institute. A contributing writer for the Atlantic, she has written hundreds of articles related to psychology and culture, many of which have become viral sensations. She is a sought-after expert in media such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, CNN, and NPR's Fresh Air.

Every year, nearly 30 million Americans sit on a therapist's couch and some of these patients are therapists. In her remarkable new book, Lori Gottlieb tells us that despite her license and rigorous training, her most significant credential is that she's a card-carrying member of the human race. I know what it is like to be a person, she writes, as 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 (even one from the waiting room)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 reveals our blind spots, 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.

"An addictive book that's part Oliver Sacks and part Nora Ephron. Prepare to be riveted."
People Magazine, Book of the Week

"An irresistibly addictive tour of the human condition." Kirkus, starred review

"This is a daring, delightful, and transformative book." Arianna Huffington, Founder, Huffington Post Founder & CEO, Thrive Global

"Rarely have I read a book that challenged me to see myself in an entirely new light, and was at the same time laugh-out-loud funny and utterly absorbing." Katie Couric

"Wise, warm, smart, and funny. If you have even an ounce of interest in the conundrum of being human, you must read this book." Susan Cain, New York Times bestselling author of Quiet"

"Gottlieb is an utterly compelling narrator: funny, probing, surprising, savvy, vulnerable. She pays attention to the small stuff, the box of tissues and the Legos in the carpet, as she honors the more expansive mysteries of our wild, aching hearts." Leslie Jamison, New York Times bestselling author of "The Empathy Exams" and "The Recovering'".

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is served at noon. Limited seating provides an intimate experience with the author. In addition to three creative courses by Halls Executive Chef Robyn Guisto, the cash bar will feature specialty cocktails, beers and wines.

Refunds may be issued for any reason up to 24 hours before the event.


Halls Signature Events (View)
5 Faber Street (just off East Bay behind S.N.O.B.)
Charleston, SC 29401
United States


Arts > Literary

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