Lori Gottlieb with Victor Yalom

Lori Gottlieb is the bestselling author, therapist and speaker behind the Dear Therapist advice column at The Atlantic. In Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, Gottlieb offers a bird’s eye-view into the therapist’s office in a book that is part clinician’s journal, part memoir, part reckoning with the experience of living. Literary with a spot of self-help, Kirkus calls Gottlieb’s latest “an irresistibly addictive tour of the human condition,” while Susan Cain goes even further: “Wise, warm, smart, and funny… if you have even an ounce of interest in the conundrum of being human, you must read this book.

With a degree from Stanford, a successful writing career, kids, and years of experience in private practice under her belt, Gottlieb most prizes her credentials as “a card-carrying member of the human race.” She advocates healing and healthy living through the revision of our own well-worn personal stories. 

Join this brilliant, down-to-earth and talented human being as she visits Kepler’s for a conversation with conversation with Victor Yalom, psychologist and founder of ***Note, Victor’s father Irvin Yalom was originally scheduled, but unfortunately is unable to attend. We are so pleased to have Victor in his stead!

Together, these two great minds will explore Gottlieb’s book, therapeutic practice, and what it means to grow in connection with others. 

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